04 April 2007

Hanging Chads, the movie

Hollywood, it seems, is going to immortalize the infamous hanging, swinging and dimpled chads scandal from the 2000 U.S. presidential election. This was the hilarious episode in which 175,000 Floridians had their votes discounted while George W. Bush, with a little help from the Supreme Court, squeaked out a victory over Al Gore by 537 votes.

Home Box Office is now making a movie about the debacle. The film, entitled "Recount" and directed by Oscar-winner Sydney Pollack, is to be released next year. No word on whether or not it will be a comedy.

The 2004 presidential election should provide ample material for a sequel.

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