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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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Interesting Doc, w/ a mayor so arrogant, it's sickening. See more (13 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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83 min
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2 out of 2 people found the following review useful.
Interesting Doc, w/ a mayor so arrogant, it's sickening., 29 November 2008
Author: TheEmulator23 (Shelman23@gmail.com) from S. Lake Tahoe, CA

This is one of those documentaries that continued to surprise & goes to show just how slimy & supposedly powerful these longtime politicians can be. Worst than anything is the way all those around the mayor all think that just because he's the mayor, he's immune to everything. The previous mayor Sharpe James is such a slimy jerk it's disturbing and somebody needs to put this guy in his place. He is exactly like so many other politicians who say one thing like the previous Governor of N.Y. Elliot Spitzer who crusaded against prostitution than gets caught doing it himself. How this guy James became mayor is beyond my comprehension as he is so loud, brash, a racist against his own. In any other society wouldn't be anything special. Just as the saying goes, which is supposed to be a positive remark, it also applies negatively as well, "Only in America." A good documentary that if you already despise politics will make you despise them more, and to those that like them, it will open your eyes to the ugliness that is just about all campaigns, especially here in the U.S. A truly disturbing, but interesting film to say the least.

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