Recount

Synopsis: 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.
Genre: Drama, History
Director(s): Jay Roach
Production: HBO Films
  Won 1 Golden Globe. Another 9 wins & 31 nominations.
 
IMDB:
7.5
Rotten Tomatoes:
77%
TV-MA
Year:
2008
116 min
Website
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Those are absolutely meaningless.

Who's looking at the polls? I haven't

read a poll in at least 15 minutes.

I'm telling you, it's looking good,

but we've got to keep hammering

at the undecideds.

Between phone calls I'm praying.

We need to satellite Lieberman

to Nevada and Arizona.

We can have it set up by 11:00

if we can talk him into it.

He's walking in right now. Hold on.

Fournier is waiting for you on line two.

Yeah, Fournier, what can I do for you?

Looks like voter turnout's gonna be

at an all-time low. Any response?

As I keep saying

and I'll continue to say,

the foundation of a democracy

is based on its citizens' right to vote.

A.B.C. on three... winning electoral,

losing popular.

- Hang on a sec. Yes.

- Hi, Ron. A number of the polls

show that Gore will lose the popular

vote, but win the electoral college.

What would the Gore response be

if this occurred?

The Gore response would be

that Governor Bush

is gonna have to respect the electoral

process no matter what the outcome.

Fournier,

the foundation of our democracy

is based upon

the citizens' right to vote.

It is our duty as Americans

to fulfill that responsibility.

- C.N.N. on one... the same.

- Hang on. Yes.

Looks like you're gonna lose

the popular vote...

I know the question.

Here's the answer...

Governor Bush is gonna have

to respect the electoral process

no matter what the outcome. Fournier...

"It is our duty as Americans

to fulfill that responsibility

"because we must never forget

that every vote counts."

You're the only liaison I know

that actually sounds sincere

when you spew that shit.

- Background?

- Yeah, go ahead.

Are you going to join

the new administration?

That would depend

on the position he offers,

but I don't think so{\he's going

.

He's barely spoken to me

since I got back to campaign.

- But if he does?

- No comment.

- Talk to you later.

- Ron Klain's office.

I have a Lester Hyman on two.

Hey Lester,

what can I do for you this morning?

If the 32nd precinct opens

even one minute late, I swear to god,

I will fly down there with a crowbar

and open the goddamn door myself.

Whouley?

Ron, you look like a fuckin' bolshevik.

I just got off the phone

with Lester Hyman.

We may have a problem

in Palm Beach County.

A bunch of older voters think

they accidentally voted

for Pat Buchanan by mistake...

and not just a few of 'em, a lot.

- Jeremy... Where is it again?

- Palm Beach.

Get me what's-her-name,

Theresa Lepore on the phone, please.

We wouldn't be having this problem

if you were still running this show.

But since you're not, how about

gettin' me a coffee and fuckin' Danish?

- But before I do that...

- Yes?

- Are we going to win this thing?

- No.

Yes, but it's gonna be a squeaker.

You always said

it would come down to Florida.

Yes, I did. Jeremy, Theresa Lepore.

- It's busy. I'm trying.

- Well, try harder, please.

- Thanks, man.

- No problem.

- Hey, Morehouse.

- Hey, Ron.

What happened to your leg?

Twisted my knee

getting off air force two.

Did they upgrade you

or are you still flying in luggage?

Put some ice on it.

Hey, Ron.

Hold on a sec.

Ron Klain.

- I'm sorry about this.

- Hey, no worries.

- Thanks.

- That's good.

- Complete this part right here.

- Yes, sir.

I'll get it to the Vice President

right away.

Good.

Okay.

Look, Ron, I don't want to bullshit you,

so let me get right to it.

Roy Neel is putting out feelers

for the transition team and

he told me al really wants you onboard.

The Vice President

wants to offer you the lead

in reviewing candidates

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