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Client 9: The Rise and Fall of Eliot Spitzer (2010)

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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.

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Alex Gibney

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Alex Gibney
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Alex Gibney ... Himself - Narrator (voice)
Eliot Spitzer ... Himself - Former Governor, New York
Hulbert Waldroup Hulbert Waldroup ... Himself - Painter
Lloyd Constantine Lloyd Constantine ... Himself - Former Spitzer Advisor
Peter Elkind Peter Elkind ... Himself - Author, Rough Justice: The Rise and Fall of Eliot Spitzer
Darren Dopp Darren Dopp ... Himself - Spitzer Communications Director
Zana Brazdek Zana Brazdek ... Herself - Formerly of Emperors Club VIP
Natalia Natalia ... Herself - Former Escort
Ashley Dupré Ashley Dupré ... Herself - Escort (archive footage)
David Brown David Brown ... Himself - Former Spitzer Staff Lawyer
Noreen Harrington Noreen Harrington ... Herself - Former Executive, Stern Asset Management
Wrenn Schmidt ... Angelina
Kenneth Langone Kenneth Langone ... Himself - Chairman & CEO, Invemed Associates (as Ken Langone)
Hank Greenberg ... Himself - Former Chairman and CEO AIG (as Maurice 'Hank' Greenberg)
Richard Beattie Richard Beattie ... Himself - Legal Counsel to the Independent Directors of AIG
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Storyline

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. Written by garykmcd

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The Rise and Fall of Eliot Spitzer See more »

Genres:

Documentary

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for some sexual material, nudity and language | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

4 March 2011 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

New York, USA See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$16,962, 7 November 2010, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$187,540, 23 January 2011
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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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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Great story, soft documentary
30 November 2011 | by paul2001sw-1See all my reviews

The story of Eliot Spitzer is certainly interesting: an abrasive man who fought the demigods of Wall Street; a moral crusader brought down by his own lusts. The tale also provides insights into high-class prostitution and raises the idea that a conspiracy existed against a man who made a career of making enemies. But the problem with this documentary is that is doesn't ask hard enough questions. Spitzer is allowed to brush off charges of his own monstrous behaviour; his enemies likewise side-step the charges of conspiracy; while the call-girls are allowed to simper their way through the program unchallenged. And some stories are silly - Spitzer implies his father was ruthless because he beat his son at 'Monopoly'! One is tempted to feel that all of them deserve each other; but the ordinary people of New York lost a highly flawed champion when Spitzer fell - you may not like him, but the financial services industry suffers little authority gladly, and arguably we are all now living with the consequences.


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