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Client 9: The Rise and Fall of Eliot Spitzer (2010)

 -  Documentary  -  4 March 2011 (UK)
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An in-depth look at the rise and fall of New York Governor Eliot Spitzer, including interviews with the scandalized, former politician.

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Documentary on the rise of Eliot Spitzer, first as Attorney General and then Governor of New York and his subsequent downfall due to a sex scandal. Spitzer had a hard driving, take no prisoners approach to prosecuting criminals. When he focused his efforts on Wall Street, he came up against some very powerful men. The chink in his armor was an escort whom he met regularly. When the fact that he spent time with a prostitute became public the knives came out so to speak, and Spitzer found himself isolated, resigning the Governorship. At one point, Spitzer recounts the story of a friend who gave him a t-shirt with 'Hubris is Terminal' printed on the front. A fitting epitaph somehow for his political career. Written by garykmcd

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$16,962 (USA) (5 November 2010)

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$187,540 (USA) (21 January 2011)
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Good Documentary For Political Junkies
21 December 2011 | by (Crofton, MD, United States) – See all my reviews

An interesting take on a potential "other side" to the well known story of the NY Governor and the call girl.

With one exception (a stand in for a hooker), all the people are real and the film is unscripted. It's a very good portrayal of NY politics. Most of the people are certainly putting a bit of their own spin on what they say (it is politics, after all); but, some, like Joe Bruno, tell it like it is with no punches pulled.

I am originally from upstate NY and can tell you that the Albany political scene is much the same as it is portrayed in the film. Lots of politicians, mostly followers; but, there are a few leaders who shake up the ship as Joe Bruno does in the film.

Well worth seeing, especially if you're a political junkie.


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