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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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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: God I love this city.
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A disappointment
9 December 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

As a New Yorker, I am proud of Giuliani and felt that viewers of "Rudy" would walk away with the impression that the mayor did little for his city. When I tuned in to this film, I thought I was going to watch a film that would really do justice to Rudy Giuliani's work as mayor. Instead, the screenplay focused on Giuliani's extra-marital relationships. His work to eliminate organized crime did not appear to be an enormous challenge in this film, and the screenwriter did not seem to care about accenting Giuliani's accomplishments. He was more concerned with reducing Giuliani to the status of an adulterer. The continuous focus on Giuliani's love life made his commitment to lower the crime laws look like a trivial accomplishment and the portrayal of his battle with cancer made him look weak rather than stoic. If, as James Woods said, this is a film that without Rudy-bashing, I cannot imagine what those who disprove of the politician would produce. Viewers would benefit from finding another way to spend two hours of their lives.


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