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Street Fight (2005)

Not Rated | | Documentary | 23 April 2005 (USA)
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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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Marshall Curry

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Marshall Curry
Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 6 wins & 4 nominations. See more awards »

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Jen Bluestein Jen Bluestein ... Self
Cory Booker ... Self - Candidate
Bill Bradley ... Self - Former U.S. Senator (as Sen. Bill Bradley)
Chris Christie ... Self - U.S. Attorney for the District of New Jersey
Pablo Fonseca Pablo Fonseca ... Self
Sharpe James Sharpe James ... Self - Candidate
Spike Lee ... Self
Jim McGreevey ... Self
Al Sharpton ... Self
Cornel West ... Self
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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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The film ends with Cory Booker planning his run for mayor in 2006 and Sharpe James still undecided as to whether he will run for re-election. As it turns out, James decided to retire and Booker won the 2006 election. In 2008, James was convicted of five counts of fraud by a federal jury and was sentenced to 27 months in prison. See more »

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POLITICS WHAT A BAG...!
5 July 2018 | by masonfiskSee all my reviews

Man, city politics is probably the most soul-killing, mind numbing public spectacle we humans witness from time to time. As evidenced in Street Fight, the chronicle of Sharpe James/Corey Booker mayoral race, one clearly sees the struggle between the bought James & the idealistic Booker fighting for a city that quite possibly doesn't care how the election will turn out since the outcome, to some, is obvious. Next to Illinois, New Jersey has the stench of political corruption on the city level so much so John Sayles created a fictional NJ town in his film, City of Hope, to showcase the rampant malaise affecting his berg. Now in this documentary, we see the corruption & graft in the flesh and we're fascinated by it but not really surprised. Corey Booker has gone on to become a state senator and even his 'successful' stint as a mayor is being recalled as problematic by the electorate which put him there. Can anyone escape the taint of the public calling?


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Country:

USA

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English

Release Date:

23 April 2005 (USA) See more »

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Filming Locations:

Montclair, New Jersey, USA See more »

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Opening Weekend USA:

$3,888, 26 February 2006

Gross USA:

$4,779

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$4,779
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