Kick-Back Friday: #55
HBO’s Recount (2008): A left-leaning dramatization of the 2000 recount of Florida votes, which determined the outcome of the US Presidential race by a hair’s breadth.
A very tight script of a very complicated story was ostensibly written by 34-year-old actor Danny Strong (“The Gilmore Girls,” “Buffy the Vampire Slayer”), who I suspect got a lot of rewrite help from the late Sydney Pollack (executive producer) and others. Florida’s infamous Secretary of State, Katherine Harris, is handled mostly with care by Laura Dern—a difficult job, given that Harris is such a real-life cartoon.
Also Kevin Spacey and Denis Leary have a nice exchange about chad