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HBO's 'Recount': Laura Dern as Katherine Harris?
blogs.tampabay.com ^ | 09/27/2007

Posted on 09/27/2007 8:13:31 AM PDT by devane617

Okay, now we finally have a reason to care about the presidential election. Variety reported this week that a cast is in place for 'Recount,' a made-for-HBO movie about the 2000 Florida election. It'll star Kevin Spacey as former Al Gore chief of staff Ron Klain,

Denis Leary as a Democratic pollster, Tom Wilkinson as Republican James Baker, Bob Balaban as the lead Bush/Cheney attorney, Ed Begley Jr. as the Democrats' lead attorney, and ... (dramatic pause) ... Laura Dern as former Secretary of State Katherine Harris. (An interesting choice. Wonkette wanted Glenn Close or Ellen Barkin; Radar Online suggested Sean Young or, um, Andy Dick.) Jay "Austin Powers" Roach will direct the drama, which will air during the heat of the 2008 presidential election. One casting suggestion: We think Nicole Richie was born to play the part of a hanging chad.

What do you think, Juice-o-matics: Who do you think should star in "Recount?" Who should play Jeb? Who should play the confused senior citizen who thinks he or she is voting for Pat Buchanan? How much should we offer to pay HBO if they'll film this thing in Tampa Bay?


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: election; fl; florida; katherineharris; vote
Ok guys, this will be interesting...
1 posted on 09/27/2007 8:13:33 AM PDT by devane617
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To: devane617
Look for a very exgaggerated application of red lipstick and makeup, ala Saturday Night Live.


2 posted on 09/27/2007 8:17:55 AM PDT by Yo-Yo (USAF, TAC, 12th AF, 366 TFW, 366 MG, 366 CRS, Mtn Home AFB, 1978-81)
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To: devane617
Actually, Mimi Rogers would have been near perfect as Katherine Harris:

She's got a similar face and very similar, uh, other attributes.

3 posted on 09/27/2007 8:18:36 AM PDT by Behind Liberal Lines
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To: Behind Liberal Lines
Huge tracts of land?
4 posted on 09/27/2007 8:21:39 AM PDT by GreenLanternCorps (Thompson for President: 2008, 2012: Jindal for President 2016, 2020)
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To: devane617
Laura Dern as Katherine Harris? Need a tape measure to see if she measures up to the part...
5 posted on 09/27/2007 8:24:33 AM PDT by Dixie Yooper (Ephesians 6:11)
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To: GreenLanternCorps

In the words of the great Eric Stratton, Delta rush chairman, “Major League...”


6 posted on 09/27/2007 8:26:40 AM PDT by Behind Liberal Lines
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To: Dixie Yooper

Or just rent “Wild at Heart” and she that she doesn’t.


7 posted on 09/27/2007 8:28:02 AM PDT by Behind Liberal Lines
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To: GreenLanternCorps

NIcely done!!

I can only imagine how this will go.

“Ok, Mr. Bush, I will take all the democrat ballots and throw them away. I made the butterfly ballot so difficult that only rocket scientists could figure it out. Now I am heading down to a black neighborhood to set up a police blockade so no black people can vote!”


8 posted on 09/27/2007 8:28:50 AM PDT by Holicheese (1-21-09 Hillary starts to destroy America!)
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To: Holicheese
"I can only imagine how this will go.

“Ok, Mr. Bush, I will take all the democrat ballots and throw them away. I made the butterfly ballot so difficult that only rocket scientists could figure it out. Now I am heading down to a black neighborhood to set up a police blockade so no black people can vote!”

But of course!

It'll be two more glorious hours of showing in great detail how the nasty Republicans stole the election from our hero Algore...and, as you'll note, it's scheduled to run (who would've guessed?) in the heat of the 2008 election season.

9 posted on 09/27/2007 8:33:30 AM PDT by daler (The best things in life...aren't "things.")
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To: Behind Liberal Lines
Or just rent “Wild at Heart” and she that she doesn’t.

I like my idea better :o) I actually saw that movie at the theater when it first came out. Interesting dialog between her and Willam Defoe. I burst out laughing when he made his parting comment before he left the motel room.

10 posted on 09/27/2007 8:40:43 AM PDT by Dixie Yooper (Ephesians 6:11)
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To: Dixie Yooper

They couldn’t get the Devil to play Cheney?


11 posted on 09/27/2007 8:42:55 AM PDT by teddyballgame (red man in a blue state)
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To: daler

I am sure algore will say, “No I must not question the outcome of the election for the good of America! I only want American’s to to have ALL of their votes counted!!!”
The character of George Bush will be stupid and bungling in one scene but an evile maniacal madman in another. H ewill be drinking and doing lines of coke of strippers. Algore will be going to church and helping kittens out of trees.


12 posted on 09/27/2007 8:49:13 AM PDT by Holicheese (1-21-09 Hillary starts to destroy America!)
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To: teddyballgame
They couldn’t get the Devil to play Cheney?

Dude, she's running for Election when this thing comes out. It'ld be awkward.

13 posted on 09/27/2007 9:15:03 AM PDT by agere_contra
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To: Behind Liberal Lines

I agree about Mimi, Laura will need some padding for the role.


14 posted on 09/27/2007 9:19:46 AM PDT by isom35
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To: Yo-Yo

Laura hasn’t had much work lately.

Anything since Jurassic Park?

She probably came cheap.


15 posted on 09/27/2007 9:25:43 AM PDT by altura
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To: altura

Who will play the bald, bug-eyed, hanging chad, inspector guy?


16 posted on 09/27/2007 9:31:14 AM PDT by hondo1951 (i live in happy valley, but i'm not happy, BUT I'M TRYING)
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To: Behind Liberal Lines
Mimi does not have time for that kind of business. She is busy playing in Poker Tournaments.
17 posted on 09/27/2007 9:49:42 AM PDT by fish hawk (The religion of Darwinism = Monkey Intellect)
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To: Behind Liberal Lines
Mimi does not have time for that kind of business. She is busy playing in Poker Tournaments.
18 posted on 09/27/2007 9:50:01 AM PDT by fish hawk (The religion of Darwinism = Monkey Intellect)
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To: fish hawk

That makes a movie????? YAWN!


19 posted on 09/27/2007 9:50:45 AM PDT by LYSandra
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To: devane617

Another movie nobody will see.


20 posted on 09/27/2007 9:52:39 AM PDT by Badeye (Most human problems can be solved by the correct application of a mini gun in my experience.....)
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To: LYSandra

That was my first thought also. Who is going to watch such a boring movie anyway? Nobody I know. Here is the name of the movie: Bad Chad Made Fat Lad Sad, Mad.


21 posted on 09/27/2007 9:57:02 AM PDT by fish hawk (The religion of Darwinism = Monkey Intellect)
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To: devane617

Who are they going to get to play the black guy getting off the bus saying, “I punched the second hole. I ALWAYS punched the second hole, like I’m supposed to”.

I actually saw that on a news segment here. Never saw it anywhere else, ever again.

IMHO The demos bused in a whole bunch of senile and illiterate old folk and told them to “punch the second hole”.


22 posted on 09/27/2007 11:59:02 AM PDT by I still care ("Remember... for it is the doom of men that they forget" - Merlin, from Excalibur)
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To: Yo-Yo
Indeed, SNL does indeed love to engage in character assassination.

Some Left-wing Jerk on Wikipedia wrote a gloating tribute to that episode, to its’ mischarcterization of our beloved Harris.
(Makes you realize how ‘uberleft’ Wikipedia and Youtube really are![ Where is Bill O'reilly not attacking those two sites?])

Sometimes I think that more of New York City should have been destroyed on 9-11, where you find SNL’s production studios!!!!!!

23 posted on 09/28/2007 2:12:56 PM PDT by Maldarr (To allow one innocent person to be condemned, sets the precedent for us all)
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To: devane617; NautiNurse; Floridavoter
Indeed, SNL does indeed love to engage in character assassination.
Some Left-wing Jerk on Wikipedia wrote a gloating tribute to that episode, to its’ mischarcterization of our beloved Harris.
(Makes you realize how ‘uberleft’ Wikipedia and Youtube really are![ Where is Bill O’Reilly not attacking those two sites?])

Sometimes I think that more of New York City should have been destroyed on 9-11, where you find SNL’s production studios!

24 posted on 09/29/2007 1:29:41 PM PDT by Maldarr (To allow one innocent person to be condemned, sets the precedent for us all)
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To: Maldarr
"... beloved Harris...

...Sometimes I think that more of New York City should have been destroyed on 9-11, where you find SNL’s production studios!...

OUCH!

25 posted on 09/29/2007 4:02:49 PM PDT by devane617 (Stop Illegal Immigration. Call your Senator today. Senate Switchboard at 202-224-3121.)
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>> “... beloved Harris...
...Sometimes I think that more of New York City should have been destroyed on 9-11, where you find SNL’s production studios!...

OUCH!
<<

The New York Media, concentrated in Manhattan, is and always has been a ‘poison factory’.

26 posted on 10/01/2007 1:27:22 PM PDT by Maldarr (To allow one innocent person to be condemned, sets the precedent for us all)
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