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Buddy (2005)

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This film documents the rise and fall of Buddy Cianci, former Mayor of Providence, RI. It shows how he turned a rundown New England city in a vibrant community. It also shows the corruption... See full summary »

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This film documents the rise and fall of Buddy Cianci, former Mayor of Providence, RI. It shows how he turned a rundown New England city in a vibrant community. It also shows the corruption of the community from which he benefited. Despite have been convicted on Federal RICO charges and having gone to prison, he remains beloved in Providence. Many argue that he could easily be elected again. Written by dstern1

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11 August 2005 (USA)  »

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Buddy: The Rise and Fall of America's Most Notorious Mayor  »

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Outstanding portrayal of a controversial but energized political figure.
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Cherry Arnold has done an excellent job of capturing the many conflicting sides of one of the truly historical figures in Providence's political history.Truly deserving of a 10 rating and must see for those who are interested in politics and urban government.Buddy Cianci was a colorful and energetic Mayor who consistently promoted the City of Providence. He was known for attending every event possible . It was said that he'd go to the opening of an envelope.At the same time there were always rumors of corruption or at a minimum heavy-handed politics. He was convicted of a crime, reelected and ultimately convicted again. He returns to providence this summer having served his sentence. It is anticipated that he will resume a career as a very popular and controversial radio talk show host.


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