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A chronicle of the weeks after the 2000 U.S. Presidential election, and the subsequent recounts in Florida.

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Cast

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Ron Klain
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Ben Ginsberg
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David Boies
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Katherine Harris
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Warren Christopher
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Michael Whouley
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Mac Stipanovich
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James Baker
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Mitchell Berger
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Theresa LePore
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Clay Roberts
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Jeremy Bash
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Monica Klain
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Carol Roberts
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Bill Daley
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Jeff Robinson
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Jack Young
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Mark Herron
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David Morehouse
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Joe Allbaugh
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George Terwilliger
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Bob Zoellick
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Margaret Tutwiler
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Judge Charles Burton
Joan Turner Turetzky ...
Myriam Sukerevsky
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Chief Justice William Rehnquist
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Justice Anthony Kennedy
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Justice David Souter
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Justice Sandra Day O'Connor
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Justice Antonin Scalia
Howard Elfman ...
Justice Stephen Breyer
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Justice John Paul Stevens
Bradford DeVine ...
Florida Chief Justice Wells
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Justice Pariente
Walter Farrell ...
Judge Sanders Sauls
Candice Critchfield ...
Judge Myriam Lehr
Michael McDermott ...
Judge Lawrence King
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Glen Roth
Philip Nolen ...
Ben Kuehne
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Mark Wallace
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Congressman Sweeney
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David Leahy
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Kerey Carpenter
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Craig Waters
Bob Kranz ...
Attorney General Bob Butterworth
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Tom Feeney
Joe Candelora ...
Joe Gellar
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Evilio Cepero
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Michael Carvin
Marc Little ...
Reverend Willie Whiting
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Miami GOP Lawyer (as Jeffrey Breslauer)
Olgia Campbell ...
Donna Brazile
Doug Williford ...
Mark Fabiani
James Carrey ...
Chris Lehane
Angela V. Woodhull ...
Angelina Polka Queen
Paul Jeans ...
Ted Olson
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Brad Blakeman
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George W. Bush
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George W. Bush (voice)
Grady Couch ...
Al Gore
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Al Gore (voice)
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Joe Lieberman (voice)
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Jeb Bush
Warren Skeels ...
Kicking Protestor
Joel Warren ...
Clark Center Protestor
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Bald Protestor (as Tim Goodwin)
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Clark Center Instigator
Parker McCabe ...
Crybaby Protestor (as Parker McCabe)
Grey Duncan ...
Gorenac
Patrick Mickler ...
Miami / Dade County Clerk
Kate Karpinski ...
Palm Beach County Worker
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Absentee Ballot Lawyer (Dem.)
Katie Prestwood ...
Palm Beach TV Reporter
Brandon Ambrose ...
War Memorial Secret Service Agent
Erin Fisk ...
Female Bush Volunteer
Vernal Gordon ...
Florida Supreme Court Security Guard
Romonda Shaver ...
Palm Beach Bystander
Tom Sexton ...
Okaloosa Canvassing Board Judge
Melissa Ross ...
Boies Conference TV Reporter
Beverly Brooks ...
Clark Center Reporter
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Feeney Conference Reporter
Kerry Sullivan ...
Florida Stay Reporter
Dave Anthony ...
Florida Stay Reporter
Scott J. Smith ...
Republican Observer
Brenda Benfield ...
Republican Observer
Holland Hayes ...
Republican Observer
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Absentee Ballot Lawyer (Rep.)
Kenny Logsdon ...
Absentee Ballot Lawyer (Rep.)
Kelly Atkins ...
Florida Supreme Court Reporter
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Florida Supreme Court Reporter (as Veronica Alsina)
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Florida Supreme Court Reporter
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Tallahassee Reporter
Linda Bevilacqua ...
Tallahassee Reporter
Jennifer Safina ...
Latin Protestor
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Gore Recount Staffer
Peggy Sheffield ...
Elections Official
Dizzy Gallette ...
Loews Secret Service
George Reed ...
Tallahassee Clerk
Kathy Sanford ...
Leon County Reporter
Travis Potter ...
Craig Waters' Security
Jerry Brown ...
Bush Recount Lawyer
Jan Wikstrom ...
Bush Recount Lawyer
Charles F. Beyer ...
Bush Recount Lawyer (as Charles F. Beyer)
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George W. Bush (voice)
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African-American Voter
Sherika Duncan ...
Extra
Gregory M. Maddox ...
Member of Press, Protester / Sign Carrier
Mark McHone ...
Angry Republican
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County Clerk
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Reporter #2
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Clerk
Robie Alan ...
Press (uncredited)
Tom Alford ...
Republican Lawyer (uncredited)
Teresa Arnold-Simmons ...
On-Camera Reporter (uncredited)
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Office Staff (uncredited)
Patrick Barry ...
NBC News Cameraman (uncredited)
Samantha Berry ...
Office Worker (uncredited)
Steven Binko ...
Food Vendor (uncredited)
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Whouley's Aide (uncredited)
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Presidential Aide (uncredited)
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Lawyer (uncredited)
Jake Brown ...
Young Republican (uncredited)
Bobby Buccellato ...
Extra (uncredited)
Amber Burch ...
Flight Attendant (uncredited)
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Himself (uncredited) (archiveFootage)
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Aide to Al Gore (uncredited)
Kirsten Carmody ...
Press (uncredited)
Benjamin Clayton ...
Judge Clarence Thomas (uncredited)
Archie Cogollos ...
Office Mgr, Democratic Campaign Hqs, Nashville (uncredited)
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Corner Guy (uncredited)
Desiree Connell ...
Reporter (uncredited)
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TV Reporter (uncredited)
Eddie de la Rosa ...
City of Tallahassee Police Officer (uncredited)
Wayne DeBary ...
Leon County Deputy Sherriff (uncredited)
Omarr Dixon ...
Secret Service Agent (uncredited)
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Police Officer (uncredited)
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Young Republican (uncredited)
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Republican Strategist (uncredited)
Rich Dye ...
Highway Patrolman (uncredited)
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Young Republican (uncredited)
Joseph Epinette ...
Gore Supporter (uncredited)
Kristy Fontelera ...
FSU Student (uncredited)
Erin M. Gawera ...
Secretary-Dem (uncredited)
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Post Collegiate Lawyer (uncredited)
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Ron Klain Staff Supervisor (uncredited)
Christopher Godfrey ...
Young Republican (uncredited)
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Himself (uncredited) (archiveFootage)
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Post-Collegiate Attorney (uncredited)
Michelle Hall ...
Bartender (uncredited)
Robert Bae Harvey ...
Foreign Press Reporter (uncredited)
Molly Howe ...
Alana Alibsoo (uncredited)
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Democrat Volunteer (uncredited)
Cheryl Kaleda ...
Jill Alper (uncredited)
Molly Keaton ...
Republican Attorney (uncredited)
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Gunzberger Look-a-Like (uncredited)
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Political Activist (uncredited)
Sandi Lacey ...
Democrat Lawyer (uncredited)
Jordon Laufer ...
Democratic Volunteer (uncredited)
Martin Lemaire ...
Press Reporter / Democratic Lawyer (uncredited)
Richard Levine ...
NBC cameraman (uncredited)
Ron Lewis Jr. ...
Press Agent (uncredited)
Douglas Lopez ...
Press (uncredited)
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Photographer (uncredited)
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Palm Beach Activist (uncredited)
Jay Mackey ...
Young Republican (uncredited)
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Republican (uncredited)
Suzanne Manns ...
Senator Klain's Aide (uncredited)
Tiffany Marshall ...
TV Reporter (uncredited)
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Kuehne's Aide (uncredited)
Tamara McShane ...
Bush Supporter (uncredited)
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Republican Volunteer (uncredited)
Russell D. Mercier ...
Lead Press (uncredited)
Jennifer L. Moore ...
Reporter - Florida Supreme Court (uncredited)
Karl Morkunas ...
Food / Clothing Vendor (uncredited)
Craig Myers ...
Member of Press (uncredited)
Wesley Nielsen ...
Secret Service Agent (uncredited)
Xiomara Ortiz ...
Cuban Protestor (uncredited)
Lauren Ousley ...
Lawyer (uncredited)
Leslie Ousley ...
Courtroon Gallery Member (uncredited)
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Legislator (uncredited)
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Young Republican (uncredited)
Jolene Perez ...
Machine Operator (uncredited)
Dwayne Perkins ...
Paramedic (uncredited)
Isom Steve Philips ...
Palm Beach County Sheriff (uncredited)
Stephen Pigman ...
Supreme Court Journalist (uncredited)
Adam Pineless ...
Young Politician (uncredited)
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Lawyer - Dem. (uncredited)
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Secret Service Agent (uncredited)
Megan Reilly ...
Sarah Gore (uncredited)
Tom Riska ...
Republican Attorney (uncredited)
John Gilbert Rollason ...
Press (uncredited)
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Cuban Protestor (uncredited)
Antonio Sarte ...
News Boom Operator (uncredited)
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Democrat Lawyer (uncredited)
Sean M. Sellers ...
Press Reporter (uncredited)
AJ Semiday ...
Hero Cameraman (uncredited)
Magen Senen ...
Young Republican (uncredited)
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News Anchor (uncredited)
Adonis Stevens ...
Cameraman (uncredited)
Dorothea Syleos ...
Extra (uncredited)
Erica Taylor ...
Political Supporter (uncredited)
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Young Democrat (uncredited)
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Craig Waters Security (uncredited)
Ellen Trent ...
Crying Lady (uncredited)
Marnie Van der Burgt ...
Bush Recount Staff (uncredited)
L'Tanya Van Hamersveld ...
Republican Lawyer (uncredited)
Kirsten Walsh ...
Intern / Protestor (uncredited)
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Justice Harry Lee Anstead (uncredited)
Sarah Westbrook ...
Barbara - Bush Twin (uncredited)
John Weyrick ...
Republican Lawyer (uncredited)
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Protester / Photographer (uncredited)
Reginald L. Wilson ...
Leon County Sheriff (uncredited)
Carole Wood ...
Tipper Gore (uncredited)
Mark Wooster ...
Political Supporter (uncredited)
Christel Wright ...
Young Republican (uncredited)
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Member of Press (uncredited)

Directed by

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Jay Roach

Written by

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Danny Strong ... (written by)

Produced by

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Len Amato ... executive producer
Michael Hausman ... producer
Sydney Pollack ... executive producer
Jay Roach ... executive producer
Danny Strong ... co-producer
Paula Weinstein ... executive producer

Music by

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Dave Grusin

Cinematography by

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Jim Denault

Film Editing by

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Alan Baumgarten

Editorial Department

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Josh Beal ... assistant editor
Bryan Cantrall ... preview editor
Marisa Clayton ... digital intermediate producer: Modern VideoFilm
Joe Finley ... digital colorist
Joel Goodman ... additional editor
Nicholas Hasson ... smoke editor
Christine Kim ... assistant editor
Paul Murphy ... assistant editor
Shawn Petersen ... post-production coordinator

Casting By

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Kathleen Chopin ... casting director: New York
Richard Hicks ... (as Richard Hicks CSA)
David Rubin ... (as David Rubin CSA)
Lori Wyman ... casting director: Florida (as Lori S. Wyman CSA)

Production Design by

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Patti Podesta

Art Direction by

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Christopher Tandon

Set Decoration by

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Anuradha Mehta

Costume Design by

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Mary E. Vogt

Makeup Department

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Michelle Bühler ... makeup department head
Diane Calfee ... assistant hair stylist
Raqueli Dahan ... key makeup artist (as Raqueli Gonen) / key makeup artist (as Raqueli Gonen-Dahan)
Jane Hassinger ... hair department head
Ann-Maree Hurley ... third makeup artist
Colleen LaBaff ... key hair stylist
Margarita Pidgeon ... hair department head

Production Management

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Gerry Robert Byrne ... production supervisor
Scott Ferguson ... unit production manager
Chad Tomasoski ... post-production supervisor

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Robert Dickerson Jr. ... second second assistant director
Michael Hausman ... first assistant director
Tudor Jones ... second assistant director
Peter Thorell ... first assistant director

Art Department

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Lewis Bowen ... scenic artist
Rex Christensen ... on-set dresser
Calder Corey ... art department production assistant
Stitch Crisp ... property master
Peter Damien ... construction coordinator
Kate Forry Guanci ... buyer (as Kate D. Forry)
Kim Lincoln ... graphic designer
Stephanie Lundy ... art department coordinator
Herman McEachin ... scenic charge
William D. McLane ... assistant property master
Deborah Palmer ... set designer
Jack Reeves ... on-set scenic

Sound Department

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Gary Alper ... production sound mixer / sound mixer
Rian Balvin ... dialogue dubbing mixer
Gary C. Bourgeois ... re-recording mixer
Bill Burns ... assistant sound editor
Jeff Cannon ... boom operator
Derek Casari ... adr engineer
Robert Edwards ... adr recordist
Alison Fisher ... adr & dialogue editor
Vincent Guisetti ... foley artist
Pamela Kahn ... foley artist
Howard London ... adr mixer
David Lucarelli ... adr recordist
Michael Miller ... adr mixer
Michael O'Farrell ... supervising sound editor
Greg Orloff ... re-recording mixer
Fred Peck III ... sound mixing technician
Kyle Rochlin ... foley mixer
Jason Stasium ... sound utility

Special Effects by

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Skylar Gorrell ... special effects technician
Thomas Kittle ... special effects coordinator
Bruce E. Merlin ... special effects
Jared Merlin ... special effects technician

Visual Effects by

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Sean Kennedy ... digital effects artist: Pacific Vision Productions
Steve Koch ... digital matte painter: Pacific Vision Productions
Karen McCarthy ... drs operator: Modern Videofilm
Jun Ren ... digital production manager

Camera and Electrical Department

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Kurt Beckler ... best boy rigging grip
Robert Beverlin ... additional camera operator
Jon Nico Canino ... rigging grip
Matthew J. Errico ... best boy rigging electric
Chris Fisher ... key first assistant camera
Nicholas R. Gianneschi ... second assistant camera
Nicholas Hahn ... first assistant camera: second unit
Christopher D. Jones ... rigging grip
Mark Kohl ... camera operator
Rick Lacoste ... rigging gaffer
Marvin Lee ... second assistant camera
Thomas Lowry ... key rigging grip
Jim McConkey ... camera operator: "a" camera / steadicam operator
Kevin McKenna ... digital video assist operator
Michael Minock ... camera operator
Rico Moon ... rigging electric
John Oliveri ... second assistant camera: "c" camera
Casey Osborne ... dolly grip
Gene Page ... still photographer
John Pirozzi ... director of photography: Washington DC
Richard Ramee ... rigging grip (as Richard Rammee)
Humberto Recio ... rigging electric
Jack Rose ... set generator operator
Patrick Rousseau ... camera operator: "b" camera
Thomas Smaling ... key grip
Fred Valentine ... match gaffer
Robert Veliky ... second assistant camera: "a" camera

Casting Department

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Jennifer Conrader ... extras casting
Amy Copeland ... extras casting assistant
J. Amanda Davidson ... extras casting
Eddie Dunlop ... casting associate
Katye Kalivoda ... casting associate
Rita Manyette ... extras casting
Melanie Moreno ... extras casting
Christina Mullin ... casting assistant
Julie Schubert ... casting consultant: new york
Elle E. Wallace ... casting assistant (as L.E. Wallace)
Lori Wyman ... casting: Florida

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Jorie Bandauski ... wardrobe assistant
Suzy Freeman ... costume supervisor
Mary-Kate Killilea ... assistant costume designer
Candace Rice ... set costumer
Kate Sawyer ... seamstress
Barnaby Smith ... key set costumer
Michael Snelgrooes ... wardrobe production assistant
Megan Walker ... costumer

Location Management

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Brian Burger ... assistant location manager
Lisa Fozzati ... assistant location manager - washington dc
Mitch Harbeson ... location manager
James Hayward ... key assistant location manager

Music Department

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Matt Franko ... music preparation
Evyen Klean ... music supervisor
Janet Lopez ... music coordinator
Victor Pesavento ... music preparation
Ben Schor ... music editor
Joe Zimmerman ... music librarian

Transportation Department

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Don Baer ... transportation co-captain
Jon Bergholz ... transportation coordinator
Robert Brubaker ... transportation
Dale Combs ... production driver
Vickie Raynor Robison ... cast & crew driver
Bob 'Smitty' Smith ... driver: hair/make-up trailer
John H. Stephens ... transportation captain
Timothy Stephens ... production driver

Other crew

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Teddy Au ... key production accountant
William Batsel ... set production assistant
Robert Bobbio ... computer playback
Karen Bosma ... assistant production coordinator
John Timothy Burton ... travel coordinator (as Johnny 'Vegas' Burton)
Eva Z. Cabrera ... script supervisor
Calder Corey ... production assistant
Anja Crosby ... production secretary
Eddie de la Rosa ... production assistant
Mike De La Vina ... additional set production assistant
Jacob Deckard ... production assistant
Ryle Eddings ... production assistant
Monica Estrada ... production assistant
David Farr ... first assistant accountant
Aaron C. Fitzgerald ... set production assistant
Chris Gibson ... production assistant
Elizabeth Himelstein ... dialect coach
Hamish Jenkinson ... assistant: Mr. Spacey (as Hamish A. Jenkinson)
Brandi Kalicki ... production assistant
Bill Kelly ... stand-in
Linda Labov ... assistant: Ms. Weinstein
Eric Ladd ... title designer
Kristina Lankford ... dialect coach: Tom Wilkinson
Mark J. Levenstein ... production executive
Sam Louie ... main title designer
Ashton McComb ... craft service assistant
John Monsour ... film/video playback supervisor
Donna Ostroff ... assistant: Mr. Pollack
Chris Ranung ... key craft service
Dina Reiner ... assistant: Ms. Weinstein
Deborah Ricketts ... archive researcher
Jennifer Roberts ... set production assistant
Carmen Rodríguez ... payroll accountant
Tricia Ronten ... Script Supervisor
Gene Michael Smith ... set production assistant
Mark C. Stevens ... set production assistant
Rebecca Thornell ... script clearance analyst
Anna Urban ... assistant: Mr. Leary
Alexander von Roon ... adr talent
Corin Warinner ... production assistant
Sasa Watt ... second assistant accountant
David Foster ... stand-in (uncredited)

Thanks

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Charlie Crist ... special thanks
Jerry Holland ... thanks (as Hon. Herry Holland)
David Hume Kennerly ... thanks
R. Fred Lewis ... thanks (as Hon. Chief Justice R. Fred Lewis)
Frank Lorson ... thanks
Sydney Pollack ... dedicated to the memory of
Todd Roobin ... thanks
Joel Suttles ... thanks
Craig Waters ... thanks

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Storyline

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Plot Summary

In this dramatization of the 2000 presidential election, Al Gore concedes the presidency to George W. Bush, but recants when he learns of irregularities in the Florida vote count. Democratic strategists Ronald Klain and Michael Whouley race to Florida to uncover the truth, as do Republicans under James Baker III. Between faulty voting equipment and the vagaries of Florida's Secretary of State Katherine Harris, a 36-day stalemate ensues. Written by Jwelch5742

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Taglines The future of the nation was hanging by a chad. See more »
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Also Known As
  • Recount: The Story of the 2000 Presidential Election (United States)
  • Recomptage (France)
  • Recount - Florida zählt nach (Germany)
  • El recuento (Spain)
  • Omräkningen (Finland, Swedish title)
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Runtime
  • 116 min
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Did You Know?

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Trivia Because of the extensive parody of Katherine Harris in the media, Laura Dern expressed great apprehension over how to approach the character. Dern convinced Director Jay Roach to allow her at least three takes for every scene: one underplayed, one "medium," and one way over-the-top, so Roach could help guide her performance. See more »
Goofs Ben Ginsberg states that Bill Daley's father "stole it for JFK," referring to the belief that Chicago mayor Richard Daley rigged the vote in Illinois in 1960. Kennedy would have still won the electoral college without Illinois. See more »
Movie Connections Featured in Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull/Cleaner/Recount/War, Inc./The Children of Huang Shi (2008). See more »
Soundtracks I Won't Back Down See more »
Quotes James Baker: Now listen people, this is a street fight for the presidency of the United States.
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