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An examination of disgraced New York Congressman Anthony Weiner's mayoral campaign and today's political landscape.

Awards:
  • Nominated for 1 BAFTA Film Award. Another 8 wins & 52 nominations.
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Cast

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Jordan Zain Weiner ...
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Barbara Morgan ...
Herself - Communications Director
George McDonald ...
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Camille Joseph ...
Herself - Campaign Manager
Amit Bagga ...
Himself - Senior Advisor
Maura Tracy ...
Herself - Senior Staffer
Sydney Leathers ...
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Andrew Noh ...
Himself - Campaign Aide
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Adam S. Barta ...
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Saul Kessler ...
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Andrea Peyser ...
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Himself - CNN (archiveFootage)
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Directed by

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Josh Kriegman
Elyse Steinberg

Written by

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Josh Kriegman ... ()
 
Elyse Steinberg ... ()
 
Eli B. Despres ... ()

Produced by

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Christopher Clements ... executive producer
Barbara Delaune Warren ... co-executive producer
Elizabeth Delaune Warren ... co-producer
Lily Fan ... executive producer
James Gay-Rees ... co-executive producer (as James Rees)
Julie Goldman ... executive producer
Carolyn Hepburn ... executive producer
Josh Kriegman ... producer
Sean McGing ... co-producer
Elyse Steinberg ... producer
Hilary Verbuch ... co-executive producer

Music by

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Jeff Beal

Cinematography by

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Josh Kriegman

Film Editing by

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Eli B. Despres

Editorial Department

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Kevin Allen Caby ... assistant digital intermediate on-line editor
Will Cox ... colorist
Drew Kilgore ... on-line editor
Josh Kriegman ... additional editor
Sean McGing ... assistant editor
Caitlin Tartaro ... post-production coordinator: Digital Intermediate Producer
Kenneth Wachtel ... additional editor

Production Management

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Brandt Gassman ... post-production supervisor
Nora Unkel ... post-production supervisor

Sound Department

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Julian Angel ... sound effects editor
Leslie Bloome ... foley artist
Ryan Collison ... foley mixer
Stephen C. Davies ... sound effects editor
Joanna Fang ... foley artist (as Jonathan Fang)
Tom Paul ... Supervising Sound Editor and Re-recording Mixer
Nick Seaman ... foley mixer
Chris Stangroom ... dialogue editor

Visual Effects by

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Ben Kiviat ... visual effects artist

Camera and Electrical Department

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Daniel Carter ... camera operator
Elizabeth Delaune Warren ... camera operator
Sean McGing ... camera operator

Animation Department

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Ana Gomez Bernaus ... title design
Syd Garon ... title design and animation
Chris Kirk ... title design and animation
Alex Verlan ... title design and animation

Music Department

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Bruce Gilbert ... music consultant
Nicole Weisberg ... music coordinator

Other crew

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Lisa Callif ... clearance counsel
Samantha Casey ... archival consultant (as Samantha Kerzner)
Marisa Kapust ... production counsel
Andrew Morreale ... consultant
Susan Ricketts ... archival consultant
Erez Rosenberg ... production legal
Huma Khan ... director legal post production (uncredited)

Thanks

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Ryan Harrington ... special thanks

Production Companies

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Special Effects

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Other Companies

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  • HOBO (post-production sound services)

Storyline

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Plot Summary

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 2011 resignation, Weiner may not want to admit that any wrongdoing in his personal life should affect his ability to do his job as a politician, congressman, mayor or otherwise. He is probably well aware that the behavior associated with the tweeted photos will dog him during the entire election campaign - with some voters not caring what he does in his personal life, some never willing to forgive or forget such behavior, and some in the middle, those who he has to convince to vote for him. But will the collective "they" - including his campaign staff and Abedin - care and forgive a second time around if the behavior has continued, especially if he did or does not own up to it? Written by Huggo

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Taglines 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. See more »
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Also Known As
  • Винер (Russia)
  • En politikers fall (Finland, Swedish title)
  • Amerikan malliin (Finland)
  • Weiner - sex, lögner och bultande kalsonger (Sweden)
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  • 96 min
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Box Office

Opening Weekend United States $84,173, 22 May 2016

Did You Know?

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Trivia Anthony Weiner declined to endorse the completed film upon release and claimed he had no intention of even seeing the documentary, adding "I already know how it ends." See more »
Movie Connections Features Meet the Press (1947). See more »
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Quotes Anthony Weiner: [after being called an asshole by a stranger] It takes one to know one, jackass.
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