The Rise and Fall of Eliot Spitzer

DVD - 2011
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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 had been caught seeing prostitutes.
Publisher: Los Angeles : Magnolia Home Entertainment, c2011.
Edition: Widescreen.
Branch Call Number: DVD-AD DOCU CLIE
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (ca. 118 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.


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Jan 22, 2016

Decent documentary about Spitzer, who may have been one of the only politicians ever to use their power to take on the financial industry & have some success. But....a weakness for prostitutes led to his demise ....
Now, Bank of America, Quicken Loans & the 1% are stronger than ever. Trump for president anyone?

Aug 19, 2015

Aannnggggg. . . kinda good, nothing to write home about, but licentiousness abounds! I'd like to say something positive about Spitzer, but for two very sound reasons I am not going to: [1] he bragged about sending men to jail for the very same // crime \\ he committed, and never went to jail for; and, [2] he once filed an amicus curaie [friend of the court] brief on behalf of Larry Silverstein, purchaser of the Twin Towers, shortly before their destruction. Have some issues with Mr. Spitzer.

Feb 16, 2015

Spitzer built a career pursuing billionaire scoundrels and their corrupt political cronies -- then handed them the knife they stuck in his back. A sleazy mess all around.

Apr 03, 2013

It was good, but I would have liked if it went more into the motivations behind Spitzer's escapades. I guess that's why you read the books!

Mar 08, 2012

Interesting movie about how he was brought down. I think he was doing his job, but ruffling feathers and his career was destroyed by powerful people who wanted him out for their own personal gain. Just goes to prove if you are in politics you better have a squeaky clean life style.

debra_759 Dec 21, 2011

very interesting to watch - I find it funny when men in "power" (in elected positions) behave as if they are untouchable, only to get caught doing stupid &/or unnecessary stuff

May 18, 2011

This was a pretty good documentary. Lots of dirty politics and talk of the prostitution business. It was long (it clocked in a little over 2 hours) but overall informative.

Apr 27, 2011

It's all about money, sex, power, and betrayal.

The film explores the hidden contours of the story (of Eliot Spitzer, a one-time rising star of New York politics) of hubris, sex, and power.


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