Reliving the Florida recount

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"One of the most highly anticipated political telefilms being released next year is “Recount,” a fast-paced depiction of the behind-the-scenes drama that took place in Florida during the disputed 2000 Gore-Bush election....

Centering primarily on Democratic operatives Ron Klain (Kevin Spacey) and Michael Whouley (Denis Leary), “Recount” also shows the moves and countermoves orchestrated by Republican icon James Baker III (Tom Wilkinson) and Bush/Cheney attorney Ben Ginsberg (Bob Babalan).

Both George W. Bush and Al Gore are also depicted in the film, primarily through news footage and some stand-ins seen from behind or other obscured angles.

Strong went to great lengths to ensure accuracy, combing over several books, including Jeffrey Toobin’s “Too Close to Call” and the Washington Post political staff’s “Deadlock: The Inside Story of America’s Closest Election,” among others.

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