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Reality TV takes to the big screen in this morbid but insightful portrayal of a fictional show called "The Contenders" in which the participants hunt each other down to their ultimate, televised, demise. Pic is presented in the form of a marathon of the show, which stars eight-months pregnant Dawn (Smith), the champ who takes on five new challengers, including an 18-year-old girl (Wever), a cancer victim and artist who was also, coincidentally, Dawn's first boyfriend (Fitzgerald). Revealing portrayals make all the contestants sympathetic, but Dawn and Jeff's unique plight is the most interesting. A scene where Dawn casually guns people down in a convenience store while bystanders look on is a highlight in this interesting social satire.

USA Home Entertainment, 1 W. Forest, Englewood, NJ 07631-4004, Phone: (201)871-1000, URL: http://www.polygram-us.com

Available on Running time 86 minutes. Originally from United States.

Cast and Crew

Genres
Satire & Parody, Look Ma! I'm on TV!, Homicide, Pregnant Pauses, Doctors & Nurses
Screenplay
Daniel Minahan
Cast
Brooke Smith, Glenn Fitzgerald, Merritt Wever, Michael Kaycheck, Richard Venture, Donna Hanover, Marylouise Burke, Nada Despotovich, Danton Stone, Jennifer Van Dyck, Angelina Phillips, Tanny McDonald
Cinematography
Randy Drummond
Director
Daniel Minahan
Music
Girls Against Boys
Other
Will Arnett, Mark Maloof, Eddie O'Conner, Giles Kahn, Jason Blackburn, Julie Panebianco, Malcolm Jamieson, Ann McKinnon, Christine Biselin, Gideon Ponte
Producer
Jason Kliot, Joana Vicente, Christine Vachon, Katie Roumel, Killer Films, Open City Films, Blow Up Pictures, USA Films

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