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Recount (2008)

TV-MA | | Drama, History | TV Movie 25 May 2008
A chronicle of the weeks after the 2000 U.S. Presidential election, and the subsequent recounts in Florida.

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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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The Story of the 2000 Presidential Election. See more »

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25 May 2008 (USA)  »

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Recount: The Story of the 2000 Presidential Election  »

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Trivia

The real James Baker III liked and supported the film upon its release. See more »

Goofs

The wall at the Division of Elections is shown in grey. It is in fact blue. See more »

Quotes

Republican protester: He's got a ballot!
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Connections

Referenced in Who Wants to Be a Millionaire: Famous Names Week 4 (2009) See more »

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I Won't Back Down
Written by Tom Petty and Jeff Lynne
Performed by Tom Petty
Courtesy of Geffen Records
Under License from Universal Music Enterprises
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Excellent movie!
26 May 2008 | by See all my reviews

I had no idea how convoluted and poorly-handled the 2000 presidential election in Florida really was until seeing this movie. I remember that there were comments in the news about hanging chads, etc., but did not know about all of the legal and other issues that are revealed in the movie. It makes you wonder about all elections in all counties and states, on any issue.

It was absolutely riveting the entire way through--just when you think it was going one way, there would be a reversal. Fictional movies wish they had this many plot twists. My least favorite topic, normally, is politics, so for this movie to make an election in one state riveting, is saying a lot.

The performances were excellent, particularly by Kevin Spacey. The dialog and performances were so natural, it was almost like a documentary.

Great job by all!


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