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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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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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He divided a city. He united a nation. 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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Peter Powers: Start spreadin' the news!
Rudy Giuliani: What do you got?
Peter Powers: Lots of good ink. This city loves Rudy Giuliani. Check it out!
[tosses newspapers on Giuliani's desk]
Rudy Giuliani: What do The Times say?
Peter Powers: That you just might be a hero.
Rudy Giuliani: Might? Was that you editorializing? Doesn't matter, tomorrow it's yesterday's news anyway.
Peter Powers: Huh! You'll never be satisfied.
Rudy Giuliani: Hey, while you were out having your gourmet breakfast, guess who I was burning up the phone lines with?
[Powers picks up Giuliani's baseball and glove.]
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If it hadn't been James Woods...
28 September 2003 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

STAR RATING:*****Unmissable****Very Good***Okay**You Could Go Out For A Meal Instead*Avoid At All Costs

It would have to have been Ray Liotta in the title role.He's probably the only other actor who could stand a chance of matching the nigh on terrifying manic intensity with which he plays Giuliani.This aside,this biopic,charting Giuliani's rise and fall to triumphant rise again as mayor of New York,from his initiation in 1994 to his prostate cancer scare in 2000,to his leadership during the dark days of and the aftermath of the notorious twin towers attack in 2001,is dogged by other problems.It's TV movie all the way,with see through production values and what's almost certainly borrowed real life footage,and it's ultimately told in too much of a downbeat and depressing way to be truly endearing.But it's not completely unwatchable.**


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