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Weiner (2016)

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An examination of disgraced New York Congressman Anthony Weiner's mayoral campaign and today's political landscape.
Nominated for 1 BAFTA Film Award. Another 8 wins & 52 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Credited cast:
Anthony Weiner ... Himself
Huma Abedin ... Herself
Jordan Zain Weiner Jordan Zain Weiner ... Himself
Barbara Morgan Barbara Morgan ... Herself - Communications Director
George McDonald George McDonald ... Himself
Camille Joseph Camille Joseph ... Herself - Campaign Manager
Amit Bagga Amit Bagga ... Himself - Senior Advisor
Maura Tracy Maura Tracy ... Herself - Senior Staffer
Sydney Leathers Sydney Leathers ... Herself
Andrew Noh Andrew Noh ... Himself - Campaign Aide
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Adam S. Barta Adam S. Barta ... Himself
Bill Clinton ... Himself (archive footage)
Hillary Clinton ... Herself (archive footage)
Stephen Colbert ... Himself (archive footage)
Bill de Blasio ... Himself (archive footage)
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Serving seven consecutive terms, Anthony Weiner, good friends with and political allies to the Clintons, was once a highly respected member of Congress from New York City, he seen as a man sticking up for the every day person. That all changed in June, 2011 when he was forced to resign in disgrace after admitting that he did tweet lewd "headless" photos of himself from his public Twitter account to women he met online, and that it was not the work of a hacker or that the photos were of someone else. At the time, his wife Huma Abedin, herself a key aide to Hillary Clinton, was pregnant with their first child, she who decided to stand by her man. Two years later with Abedin still by his side, Weiner tries to resurrect his political career in a run for New York City mayor. He realizes that he has an uphill battle not only because of the known previously tweeted photos, but that there are other lewd photos from that era that may also come to light during the campaign. Regardless of the ... Written by Huggo

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Anthony Weiner was a young congressman on the cusp of higher office when a sexting scandal forced a humiliating resignation. Just two years later, he ran for Mayor of New York City, betting that his ideas would trump his indiscretions. He was wrong.

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

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IFC Films | Madman Entertainment | See more »

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USA

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English

Release Date:

26 May 2016 (USA) See more »

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New York City, New York, USA See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$84,173, 22 May 2016, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$1,612,203, 29 July 2016
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1.78 : 1
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The film's opening prologue is a quotation which reads: "The name of a man is a numbing blow from which he never recovers - Marshall McLuhan". See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Anthony Weiner: Shit. Shit. This is the worst. This is the worst. Doing a documentary on my scandal...
[happily on the phone]
Anthony Weiner: Hi!
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Connections

Features Real Time with Bill Maher (2003) See more »

Soundtracks

A Boy Like Me
Written by David Hayle, Jordan McClure, Jason Mills and Mavado (as David Brooks)
Published by NW Collections o/b/o Jack Russell Music Ltd.
Performed by Mavado
Courtesy of DJ Frass Records c/o Jamdown Ltd.
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Eye opening film of a doomed and cursed man who lost it.
3 June 2016 | by Danny BlankenshipSee all my reviews

Everybody knows that politics and political figures are so common with scandal, corruption, and bribes, and you guessed it sex scandals! And the world again was rocked with one Anthony Weiner! This eye opening and interesting film called "Weiner" looks at how the media and scandal of texts and photos and nude pictures help bring down a former congressman and mayoral candidate. The news footage is nearly from every network and the interviews are a compelling saga and the way the camera follows around Anthony and wife Huma is so interesting as you the viewer can feel the tension and pain between the two as the scandals break, and the speak and words from the mouth of Weiner confirm that he is a destroyed and beaten man. Most of you who follow the news know the story in 2010 a hacker and media outlet had broke news that Anthony Weiner had texted and snapped pictures of his erect and hard penis thru his underwear and the incident would cause him to resign from congress and then later in 2013 when he got back in the game or his "New York Grove" the next scandal hit online on a website from a source a young girl named Sydney Leathers who's an attractive big breasted girl that exchanged text nude pictures and even admitted to phone sex with Anthony. And you guessed it this would destroy his mayoral campaign and political life, yet thru it all Huma would stand by her man. Overall near excellent film that shows how a vice when revealed and exposed can destroy your profession and bring you down in life never being the same as some like Anthony Weiner never learn as the habit is so hard to break!


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