Directed by Jay Roach, the Spring Creek/Mirage production (in association with Trigger Street Productions and Everyman Pictures) premieres at 9 PM ET; check local listings. In addition to Spacey the starry cast also boasts Tom Wilkinson as James Baker III, who was previously Secretary of State to President George H. W. Bush; Denis Leary as Michael Whouley, national field director during the Gore campaign; Laura Dern as Katherine Harris, Secretary of State of Florida; Bob Balaban as Ben Ginsberg, national counsel to the Bush-Cheney campaign in the 2000 election; John Hurt as Warren Christopher, former Secretary of State to President Bill Clinton; Bruce McGill as Republican lobbyist Mac Stipanovich; and Ed Begley, Jr. as attorney David Boies, who represented the Gore campaign before the Supreme Court."
"Recount" features a script by Danny Strong and, press notes state, "follows the Florida recount from Election Day in November 2000 through the Supreme Court's ruling in favor of George W. Bush over Al Gore five weeks later. The film pulls back the veil on the headlines and explores the human drama of characters involved in events that would determine the leadership of the country."
The film was executive produced by Paula Weinstein, Len Amato, Sydney Pollack and Jay Roach. Michael Hausman produced.
Encore air dates on HBO are May 25 at 1 AM, May 26 at 1 and 9 PM, May 29 at 9 AM and 7 PM, and May 31 at 9:30 AM and 8 PM. HBO2 air dates are May 26 at 6 and 11 PM, May 27 at 10:15 AM and 9 PM and May 30 at 5:15 PM.
For more information on "Recount," visit hbo.com/films.