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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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Marshall Curry

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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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English

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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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Politics Jersey Style
1 March 2007 | by lastliberalSee all my reviews

It is not often that you get to see what goes on in the day to day of a campaign. In Street Fight, we see a newcomer trying to unseat an incumbent that has a 16-year hold on office, and is not afraid to use all the power at his disposal to crush this upstart. In addition, those who have been feeding at the trough of city government for those 16 years do not want their gravy train stopped. Dirty politics, dirty government, and a dirty city badly in need of repair. It makes for a compelling directorial debut and a story that should make all of us want to fight for the person we most want to see in office. It takes more than a vote to change a government!


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