If they do, it will be as a “Republican riot” with redneck crackers attempting to intimidate the selfless civil servants into violating their duty.
Chesley: If they do, it will be as a Republican riot with redneck crackers attempting to intimidate the selfless civil servants into violating their duty.
For the record, they did. And they spun it that the Dade County people were trying to conduct it in an atmosphere of dignity, and not a media circus, as occurred in the other states. As for "redneck crackers," they didn't the protesters in that scene that way, but they sure did at other times throughout the movie.
Mark my words: Laura Dern may get a Best Supporting Actress nomination for her over-the-top and cartoonish portrayal of Katherine Harris as an easily-manipulated evangelical bimbo that EVERYBODY laughed at behind her back. Of course, the performance bore no resemblance to Harris (nor anyone intelligent enough to stand upright and speak simultaneously), but remember that Hollywood loves Al Gore so much that they found a reason to give him an Emmy last year.
If this was Sydney Pollack's last film, that's a shame. Kind of like Eyes Wide Shut being Stanley Kubrick's opus.