The Contender 23 years old

Sometimes you can assassinate a leader without firing a shot.

The Contender

The vice president is dead, and as the president makes his choice for a replacement, a secret contest of wills is being waged by a formidable rival. When Senator Laine Hanson is nominated as the first woman in history to hold the office, hidden agendas explode into a battle for power.


The Contender Cast

Name Character
Gary Oldman He was 42, now 66 years old as Shelly Runyon
Sam Elliott He was 56, now 79 years old as Kermit Newman
Joan Allen She was 44, now 67 years old as Laine Hanson
Christian Slater He was 31, now 54 years old as Reginald Webster
Jeff Bridges He was 50, now 74 years old as President Jackson Evans
Kathryn Morris She was 31, now 55 years old as Paige Willomina
Kristen Shaw as Fiona Hathaway
Mike Binder He was 42, now 66 years old as Lewis Hollis
Mariel Hemingway She was 38, now 62 years old as Cynthia Lee
Joseph Lyle Taylor He was 36, now 59 years old as Paul Smith
Saul Rubinek He was 52, now 76 years old as Jerry Tolliver
Angelica Page She was 36, now 60 years old as Dierdra
Douglas Urbanski He was 43, now 67 years old as Makerowitz
Kevin Geer He was 47, 64 years old when he died as Congressman Skakle
Philip Baker Hall He was 69, now 92 years old as Oscar Billings
Robin Thomas He was 51, now 75 years old as William Hanson
Tony Booth He was 69, 85 years old when he died as Peter Crenshaw
William Petersen He was 47, now 71 years old as Jack Hathaway
Irene Ziegler She was 44, now 68 years old as Maggie Runyon

The Contender Crew

Name Department
Mary Jo Slater as Casting. She was 54 (now 78) years old Production
Alec Hammond as Production Design. Art
Michael Jablow as Editor. He was 0 (now 24) years old Editing
Eloise Crane Stammerjohn as Set Decoration. Art
Denis Maloney as Director of Photography. Camera
Larry Groupé as Original Music Composer. He was 43 (now 67) years old Sound
Willi Bär as Producer. Production
Scott Shiffman as Co-Producer. Production
Maurice Leblond as Executive Producer. Production
Marc Frydman as Producer. Production
Rainer Bienger as Executive Producer. Production
Halina Gebarowicz as Art Direction. Art
Gary Oldman as Executive Producer. He was 42 (now 66) years old Production
Douglas Urbanski as Producer. He was 43 (now 67) years old Production
James Spies as Producer. Production
Steve Loglisci as Co-Producer. Production
The Contender poster
The Contender (23 years)

Sometimes you can assassinate a leader without firing a shot.

  • Release day: Friday, October 13, 2000
  • Runtime: 126 minutes
  • Budget: 20000000.00
  • Revenue: 22428990.00