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Street Fight (2005)

Not Rated | | Documentary | 23 April 2005 (USA)
This documentary follows the 2002 mayoral campaign in Newark, New Jersey in which a City Councilman, Cory Booker, attempted to unseat longtime mayor Sharpe James.

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Credited cast:
Jen Bluestein Jen Bluestein ... Herself
Cory Booker ... Himself
Bill Bradley ... Himself
Chris Christie ... Himself (as Gov. Chris Christie)
Bill Clinton ... Himself (archive footage)
Pablo Fonseca Pablo Fonseca ... Himself
Sharpe James Sharpe James ... Himself
Spike Lee ... Himself
Jim McGreevey Jim McGreevey ... Himself
Al Sharpton ... Himself
Cornel West ... Himself
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This documentary follows the 2002 mayoral campaign in Newark, New Jersey in which a City Councilman, Cory Booker, attempted to unseat longtime mayor Sharpe James.

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In Newark, N.J., elections are won and lost in the streets.

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23 April 2005 (USA) See more »

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Briga de Rua See more »

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Montclair, New Jersey, USA See more »

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Great powerful documentary
2 December 2007 | by FuseJ-RSee all my reviews

Anybody familiar with Michael Moore or Fredrick Wiseman or any other documentary filmmaker know that the documentary genre is a very powerful medium. I just watched the Film Street Fight, a film recommended to me by nice little online show called the Cinefiles, a group amateur critics who get together and talk about film. In their political documentary piece, they spent a good amount of time discussing the film and I said to myself, I have to see this film. The film is absolutely heartbreaking on how dirty a political campaign can be. With two political candidates of the same race running for major of Newark, NJ, the race turns into a battle of "authentic ethnicity". Cory Booker, the lighter skinned man running for mayor, runs a clean campaign about fighting against poverty and crime. I can't stress enough how good and powerful of a film this is…Check it out…And think to yourself…How far off is this going to be from the Hilary vs. Obama presidential campaign??? Oh yeah if you want to see the talk of the Cinefiles...either look it up on Youtube...Or go to myspace.com/cinefiles


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