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Client 9: The Rise and Fall of Eliot Spitzer -- Oscar-winner Alex Gibney reveals the true untold story of Eliot Spitzer's downfall in a sexy expose featuring interviews with Spitzer, his powerful enemies and the Emperors Club escorts that took him down.
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4 March 2011 (UK) See more »
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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. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order)

Alex Gibney ... Himself - Narrator (voice)

Eliot Spitzer ... Himself - Former Governor, New York
Hulbert Waldroup ... Himself - Painter
Lloyd Constantine ... Himself - Former Spitzer Advisor
Peter Elkind ... Himself - Author, Rough Justice: The Rise and Fall of Eliot Spitzer
Darren Dopp ... Himself - Spitzer Communications Director
Zana Brazdek ... Herself - Formerly of Emperors Club VIP
Natalia ... Herself - Former Escort
Ashley Dupré ... Herself - Escort (archive footage)
David Brown ... Himself - Former Spitzer Staff Lawyer
Noreen Harrington ... Herself - Former Executive, Stern Asset Management

Wrenn Schmidt ... Angelina
Kenneth Langone ... Himself - Chairman & CEO, Invemed Associates (as Ken Langone)

Hank Greenberg ... Himself - Former Chairman and CEO AIG (as Maurice 'Hank' Greenberg)
Richard Beattie ... Himself - Legal Counsel to the Independent Directors of AIG
John Houldsworth ... Himself - Former CEO of Gen Re Subsidiary (archive footage)
Elizabet Monrad ... Herself - Former CFO of Gen Re (archive footage)
Robert Graham ... Himself - Former Gen Re Counsel (archive footage)
John C. Whitehead ... Himself - Former Chairman Goldman Sachs (as John Whitehead)
Cecil Suwal ... Herself - Former CEO, Emperors Club VIP
Jimmy Siegel ... Himself - Media Consultant
Kristian Stiles ... Himself - National Finance Director to Eliot Spitzer
Fred Dicker ... Himself - New York Post State Editor
Joe Bruno ... Himself - NY Senate Majority Leader, 1994-2008 (as Joe Bruno)
Michael Balboni ... Himself - Deputy Secretary for Public Safety to Governor Spitzer
Roger Stone ... Himself - Political Consultant
Scott Horton ... Himself - Professor, Columbia Law School
Karen Finley ... Herself - Performance Artist
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Kim Allen ... Times Square Lip-Sync Singer
Michael Schwendeman ... Trumpet Player
Laura Somma ... Ashley Dupré

Directed by
Alex Gibney 
Writing credits
Alex Gibney (written by)

Produced by
Maiken Baird .... producer
Sam Black .... co-producer
David Boardman .... co-producer: UK
Robert DeBitetto .... executive producer
Peter Elkind .... co-producer
Alex Gibney .... producer
Alexandra Johnes .... production executive
Mason Speed Sexton .... executive producer
Rob Sharenow .... executive producer (as Robert Sharenow)
Molly Thompson .... executive producer
Jedd Wider .... producer
Todd Wider .... producer
Original Music by
Peter Nashel 
Cinematography by
Maryse Alberti 
Film Editing by
Alison Amron (co-editor)
Plummy Tucker 
Production Management
Samara Levenstein .... post-production supervisor
Sound Department
Stéphane Barsalou .... additional sound
Daniel Brooks .... additional sound
Peter Eason .... additional sound
Matt Geldof .... additional sound (as Matthew Geldof)
Steve Giammaria .... assistant sound re-recording mixer
David Hocs .... location sound
Michael Jones .... additional sound
Lawrence Manchester .... sound mixer
Tony Volante .... sound re-recording mixer
Allan Zaleski .... supervising sound editor
John Zecca .... additional sound
Alexa Zimmerman .... dialogue editor
Visual Effects by
Benjamin Murray .... conforming hd editor
Camera and Electrical Department
K.C. Bailey .... production photographer
Erin Barnett .... additional cinematographer
Charlie Beyer .... assistant camera
Ben Bloodwell .... additional cinematographer
Ryan Bronz .... gaffer
Brian Butnick .... production photographer
Mariusz Cichon .... additional cinematographer
Kenny Dixon .... assistant camera
Kate Elson .... additional cinematographer
Melissa A. Gomez .... additional cinematographer (as Melissa Gomez)
Scott Jansson .... assistant camera
Stephen Kazmierski .... additional cinematographer
Ronan Killeen .... assistant camera
Simon Kossoff .... additional cinematographer
George Lyon .... additional cinematographer
Alex Margineanu .... additional cinematographer
William O'Marra .... additional cinematographer
Antonio Rossi .... additional cinematographer (as Tony Rossi)
William Striebe .... additional cinematographer
Editorial Department
Brett Banks .... first assistant editor
Joe Gawler .... supervising digital intermediate colorist
Rebecca Lane .... first assistant editor
Jack Lewars .... digital intermediate colorist
Benjamin Murray .... on-line editor
William O'Marra .... apprentice editor
Anoosh Tertzakian .... assistant editor
Molle DeBartolo .... digital intermediate project manager (uncredited)
Music Department
Brian Deming .... music editor
Brian Deming .... music score mixer
Andy Farber .... orchestrator
Cameron Greider .... orchestrator
Eric V. Hachikian .... conductor
Eric V. Hachikian .... orchestrator
Tim Kvasnosky .... composer: additional music
M.E. Manning .... composer: additional music
John McCullough .... music supervisor
Peter Nashel .... orchestrator
Other crew
Isa Alimonti .... intern
Anne Avalon .... intern
Paolo Avenati .... intern
Erin Barnett .... assistant to director
Maggie Borden .... intern
Kamilla Bruus .... intern
Doris Burke .... research coordinator
Eu-hua Chua .... intern
Ben Colman .... intern
Graham Corrigan .... intern
James DeForte .... intern
Stamos Dimitropoulos .... intern
Richard Dworkin .... transcription
Jacqueline Eckhouse .... production counsel
Kate Elson .... assistant to director
Erin Finicane .... intern
Alex Fischer .... intern
Anthony Floris .... intern
Melissa A. Gomez .... production assistant (as Melissa Gomez)
Melissa A. Gomez .... research (as Melissa Gomez)
Eline Gordts .... intern
Amna Hafiz .... intern
Brian Hedden .... intern
Fred Heismeyer .... intern
Nick Johnson .... intern
Barbara Karen .... production accountant
Greg Kulaga .... intern
Ray Levé .... intern
Ezekiel Martinez .... intern
Nate McCallister .... intern
Melissa Mergner .... intern
Toby Nathan .... intern
Dana O'Keefe .... sales agent
William O'Marra .... production assistant
William O'Marra .... research
Daniela Hernandex Pedraza .... intern
Nicholas Ray .... intern
Sam Salvodon .... intern (as Samuel Salvodon)
Ali Schmidt .... intern
Angie Schmidt .... intern
Zachary Skipp .... intern
Robert Stein .... counsel: e & o
Carr Tekosky .... intern
Zach Valenti .... intern
Edward Wintle .... intern
Aryana Alexis Anderson .... special thanks (as Aryana Law)
Alix Colow .... special thanks: Fortune Magazine
Claudia Emde .... special thanks
James Folts .... special thanks: New York State Archives
Gil and Charlayne Haroche .... special thanks
John and Melanie Hess .... special thanks
Mike Huckman .... special thanks: CNBC
Ron Lasko .... special thanks
Sean MacPherson .... special thanks
Brad Maione .... special thanks
Janio Marrero .... special thanks
Robin Popelsky .... special thanks
Andy Serwer .... special thanks: Fortune Magazine
James Siegel .... special thanks
Mike Spain .... special thanks: Albany Times-Union
William Walsh .... special thanks
Lynne Wheeler .... special thanks

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
Rated R for some sexual material, nudity and language
USA:117 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Canada:PG (Ontario) | USA:R (certificate #46287)

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When former Eliot Spitzer escort 'Angelina' did not wish to appear on camera, the director hired actress Wrenn Schmidt to portray her.See more »


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7 out of 8 people found the following review useful.
Taking on The Dark Side:, 14 July 2011
Author: merrywood from Connecticut

Eliot Spitzer is a marvelous human being. He is exceptionally brilliant, literate, intellectual, and on the side of light. What he is not, according to the known record and this documentary, an exceptional piece of filmmaking, is a great chess player. In 2006, he began to associate with a "call girl ring", a term that, for me, currently, feels and sounds ludicrous. The idea that consensual sex between adults is still illegal, even as a trade, in this day of comparative enlightenment is to me rather bizarre. A man who "cheats on his wife" --- This is no one's business since the relationship and contract is with his wife and not the public.

Before becoming Governor of New York, Spitzer had taken on Wall Street and The Dark Side, and did it with such success and gusto that only Alfred E. Newman could not have known that the Dark Side would not begin to gather around a knife sharpening ceremony.

The Dark Side used our basic American hang-up and continuous obsession with sex against Spitzer because they could. Indeed, I agree with the Governor that he is fundamentally to blame, after all, it was Spitzer who created this vulnerability.

Ultimately, however, it was our immaturity as people obsessed with sex and infidelity that has probably ended Spitzer's sure climb to the presidency. We have all placed that nonsense over every good, productive and constructive thing the man had ever done and he did it for us, the public.

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