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.
The Rise and Fall of Eliot Spitzer
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4 March 2011 (UK)
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Opening Weekend USA: $16,962,
7 November 2010, Limited Release
Gross USA: $187,540, 23 January 2011
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Aspect Ratio: 1.85 : 1
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