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Street Fight
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In Newark, N.J., elections are won and lost in the streets.
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This documentary follows the 2002 mayoral campaign in Newark, New Jersey in which the Cory Booker attempted to unseat longtime mayor Sharpe James. | Add synopsis »
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Nominated for Oscar. Another 5 wins & 4 nominations See more »
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top notch documentary See more (14 total) »

Cast

 
Jen Bluestein ... Herself

Cory Booker ... Himself
Bill Bradley ... Himself

Chris Christie ... Himself

Bill Clinton ... Himself (archive footage)
Pablo Fonseca ... Himself
Sharpe James ... Himself

Spike Lee ... Himself
Jim McGreevey ... Himself

Al Sharpton ... Himself

Cornel West ... Himself

Directed by
Marshall Curry 
 
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Marshall Curry 

Produced by
Marshall Curry .... producer
Liz Garbus .... executive producer
Catherine Jones .... associate producer
Catherine Haydon Jones .... associate producer
Marisa Karplus .... associate producer
Rory Kennedy .... executive producer
 
Original Music by
James Baxter 
 
Cinematography by
Marshall Curry 
 
Film Editing by
Marshall Curry 
Rachel Kittner 
Mary Manhardt 
 
Sound Department
Marshall Curry .... sound recordist
Paul Hsu .... sound re-recording mixer
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Vikram Gandhi .... additional camera operator
Tony Hardmon .... additional cinematographer
Catherine Jones .... additional camera operator
Catherine Haydon Jones .... additional camera operator
Heather Murphy .... additional camera operator
 
Editorial Department
Matthew Hamachek .... assistant editor
Rachel Kittner .... additional editor
Mary Manhardt .... additional editor
 
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Adam Etline .... story consultant
 
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Laird Adamson .... thanks: end titles
Cynthia Wade .... thanks
 

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31 out of 34 people found the following review useful.
top notch documentary, 27 December 2005
Author: exeverything from United States

This film does for politics on a local level what "The War Room" did for presidential politics, providing a fascinating in-depth look behind the scenes of campaigns and elections. I agree that "Street Fight" is a bit one-sided, though part of that is by necessity, as sharpe james' staff denied the director any kind of access, which the film shows in a series of outrageous scenes. And besides, documentaries in recent years have generally adhered to a more op-ed kind of style (e.g. fahrenheit 911). But whatever your politics, Street Fight's subject matter is something you haven't seen before, and it is extremely well-done and vastly entertaining. see it.

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