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Rudy: The Rudy Giuliani Story (2003)

Biographic movie of the witty, overachieving, hot-tempered Rudy Giuliani, spanning from his rising days as a New York City 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, spanning from his rising days as a New York City district attorney in the early 1980's to his marriage to part-time actress Donna Hanover, to his candidacies 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 Giuliani 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 Giuliani'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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Despite being credited, Stanley Weiser claims that his entire script was thrown out at the request of James Woods and replaced by one written by an uncredited Lionel Chetwynd a well known politically conservative screenwriter, to make it more pro-Giuliani. 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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[Amidst the rubble of the collapsed World Trade Center.]
Rudy Giuliani: What have these bastards done to my city?
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Referenced in Saturday Night Live: Kirsten Dunst/Eminem (2002) See more »

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Very Good
30 March 2003 | by See all my reviews

I was at first worried that this movie would both capitalize on September 11th and Rudy Guiliani, but after watching it I was surprised greatly. This is probably the best biographical movie I've ever seen, which is saying a lot for most biographical movies, especial original TV movies. I believe there was a lot of respect in presenting September 11th and Rudy Guiliani, which also does not frequently occur in TV movies. Even my level of respect for the man has increased since I watched the movie. I highly recommend this movie to anyone who wants to hear a tale about an unlikely hero who wanted to change the world.


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