Recount (film)

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Official poster
Written byDanny Strong
Directed byJay Roach
StarringKevin Spacey
Denis Leary
Laura Dern
Tom Wilkinson
John Hurt
Ed Begley, Jr.
Bob Balaban
Theme music composerDave Grusin
Country of originUnited States
Original language(s)English
Producer(s)Michael Haussman
Danny Strong
Len Amato
Jay Roach
Sydney Pollack
Paula Weinstein
CinematographyJim Denault
Editor(s)Alan Baumgarten
Running time116 minutes
Production company(s)Spring Creek Productions[1]
Original networkHBO
Original releaseMay 25, 2008 (2008-05-25)

Recount is a 2008 television film about the 2000 United States presidential election. The political drama was written by Danny Strong, directed by Jay Roach, and produced by Michael Haussman. It premiered on HBO on May 25, 2008. The DVD was released on August 19, 2008.[2]


Recount chronicles the 2000 U.S. presidential election Bush v. Gore case between Governor of Texas George W. Bush and U.S. Vice President Al Gore. It begins with the election on November 7 and ends with the Supreme Court ruling, which stopped the Florida election recount on December 12.

Key points depicted include: Gore's retraction of his personal telephone concession to Bush in the early hours of November 8; the decision by the Gore campaign to sue for hand recounts in Democratic strongholds where voting irregularities were alleged, especially in light of the statistical dead heat revealed by the reported machine recount; Republican pressure on Florida’s Secretary of State Katherine Harris in light of her legally mandated responsibilities; the attention focused on the hand recounts by media, parties, and the public; the two major announcements by Florida Supreme Court spokesman Craig Waters extending the deadline for returns in the initial recount (November 21, 2000) and ordering a statewide recount of votes (December 8, 2000), and later overturned by the U.S. Supreme Court; and finally the adversarial postures of the Supreme Courts of Florida and the United States, as well as the dissenting opinions among the higher court's justices.

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Deutsch: Recount
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