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Rudy: The Rudy Giuliani Story (2003)

TV Movie  -   -  Biography | Drama  -  30 March 2003 (USA)
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Biographic movie of the witty, overachieving, hot-tempered Rudy Giuliani, spaning from his rising days as a New York district attorney in the early 1980's to his marriage to part-time ... See full summary »

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Nominated for 2 Primetime Emmys. Another 2 wins & 1 nomination. See more awards »
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Biographic movie of the witty, overachieving, hot-tempered Rudy Giuliani, spaning from his rising days as a New York district attorney in the early 1980's to his marriage to part-time actress Donna Hanover, to his candicies for mayor of New York City and his controversial methods to tackle the city's crime and urban problems, as well as his romance with his assistant Cristyne Lategano which lead to the failure of his marriage, to his battle with prostate cancer, all leading up to the terrible day of September 11, 2001 which Guiliani himself narrowly escaped death after suicide terrorists hijacked and crashed two passenger airliners into the twin World Trade Center towers leading to their collapse in which Guiliani's toughness and spirited personality help calm the city's residents to face the chaos on that day which made him a national hero. Written by Matthew Patay

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Passionate. Relentless. Ambitious. Controversial. Unforgetable. See more »

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Real footage of the 11 September 2001 attacks was used. See more »

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In the scene where Giuliani is telling his wife about going after the crime bosses, as she approaches, he lifts up the cigar in his left hand, but in the next shot, the hand with the cigar is back on the table and never lifts it up. See more »

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Rudolph 'Rudy' Giuliani: We are bound together. We are going to remain bound together.
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Referenced in Saturday Night Live: Kirsten Dunst/Eminem (2002) See more »

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29 April 2003 | by (Colorado) – See all my reviews

The film is obvious a Hollywood capitalization on a persona. It is definitely overdramatized, but it does play out some of the more important moments in Giuliani's career. Consequently, if one has an even minute understanding of his political career, the film allows a person to reflect on it a bit more easily. This film is not a political analysis of any sort, nor is there a real vestige character portrayal. It's much more a docudrama than anything else, and that is to be expected from a "movie of the week."


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