Magnolia Pictures | Release Date: November 5, 2010
Summary: This documentary feature takes an in-depth look at the rapid rise and dramatic fall of New York Governor Eliot Spitzer. Nicknamed "The Sheriff of Wall Street," when he was NY's Attorney General, Eliot Spitzer prosecuted crimes by America’s largest financial institutions and some of the most powerful executives in the country. After his election as Governor, with the largest margin in the state's history, many believed Spitzer was on his way to becoming the nation's first Jewish President. Then, shockingly, Spitzer’s meteoric rise turned into a precipitous fall when the New York Times revealed that Spitzer - the paragon of rectitude - had been caught seeing prostitutes. As his powerful enemies gloated, his supporters questioned the timing of it all: as the Sheriff fell, so did the financial markets, in a cataclysm that threatened to unravel the global economy. With unique access to the escort world as well as friends, colleagues and enemies of the ex-Governor (many of whom have come forward for the first time) the film explores the hidden contours of this tale of hubris, sex, and power. (Magnolia Pictures)
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Runtime: 117 min
Rating: Rated R for some sexual material, nudity and language.
Production: A&E IndieFilms
Genres: Documentary
Country: USA
Language: English
Director Credit
Alex Gibney Director
Writer Credit
Alex Gibney Written By
Principal Cast Credit
Eliot Spitzer Himself
Cast Credit
Eliot Spitzer Himself
Kim Allen Times Square Lip-Sync Singer
Laura Somma Woman On The Train
Wrenn Schmidt Angelina
Producer Credit
Alex Gibney Producer
Alexandra Johnes Production Executive
David Boardman Co-Producer: UK
Jedd Wider Producer
Maiken Baird Producer
Mason Speed Sexton Executive Producer
Molly Thompson Executive Producer
Peter Elkind Co-Producer
Robert DeBitetto Executive Producer
Robert Sharenow Executive Producer
Sam Black Co-Producer
Todd Wider Producer