As lawyer and power broker Roy Cohn lies dying of AIDS in a private hospital room, ghosts from his past visit him as he reflects on his life and loves.

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In the 50's, the ambitious and unscrupulous Jewish prosecutor Roy Marcus Cohn convinces Senator Joseph McCarthy to be his Chief Counselor in his hunting against communists. The arrogant Cohn destroys careers and lives and becomes a Jew hunting Jews and a gay hunting gays. In 1985, he dies of AIDS in a hospital in New York. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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He was McCarthy's loyal partner. The Kennedys' worst enemy. The F.B.I.'s best friend. The country's greatest nightmare.

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When a tape is played from bugging Martin Luther Kings hotel room, the sounds of people having sex are the same sounds from the sex scene between Jack Nicholson and Sally Struthers in Five Easy Pieces (1970). See more »

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As he is scattering ashes into what is purportedly the East River, Cohn says he consigns his mother to the waters of New Jersey, where she did not live. The East River does not border New Jersey. See more »

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Congressman Neil Gallagher: Okay Roy, I understand. You don't want Bobby Kennedy in your bedroom uninvited, do you?
Roy Marcus Cohn: I don't want Bobby Kennedy ANYWHERE.
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The Rise and End of an Unscrupulous and Despicable Being
25 September 2012 | by (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) – See all my reviews

In the 50's, the ambitious and unscrupulous Jewish prosecutor Roy Marcus Cohn (James Woods) convinces Senator Joseph McCarthy (Joe Don Baker) to be his Chief Counselor in his hunting against communists. The arrogant Cohn destroys careers and lives and becomes a Jew hunting Jews and a gay hunting gays. In 1986, he dies of AIDS in a hospital in New York.

"Citizen Cohn" tells the rise and fall of an unscrupulous, arrogant and despicable Roy Marcus Cohn through flashbacks. I saw this film in the early 90's and the performance of James Woods is outstanding. This is the third time that I see this magnificent movie. My vote is nine.

Title (Brazil): "Cidadão Cohn" ("Citizen Cohn")


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