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R| 1 hr. 57 min.

Plot Summary
In the late 2000s, New York Governor Eliot Spitzer is a rising star in the Democratic Party. He's a no-nonsense politician and former attorney general who holds corporations accountable for unethical business practices. But, just one year after he becomes governor, Spitzer resigns after being outed as a frequent client of an expensive and elite escort service. Along with political colleagues and friends, a remorseful Spitzer talks about how his infidelity affected his life and career.

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Director: Alex Gibney

Genres: Documentary

Distributor: Magnolia Pictures

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

Release Date: November 5th, 2010|1 hr. 57 min.

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  • 75
    Amy Biancolli San Francisco Chronicle

    Spitzer was undone by his zipper, but as Client 9 makes clear, he was also undone by his refusal - or inability - to make nice with some of the state's most powerful characters. show more

  • 70
    Joe Morgenstern Wall Street Journal

    Say what you will about Eliot Spitzer, he's a marvelous subject for a documentary, and Alex Gibney has made a film worthy of him. show more

  • 88
    Steven Rea Philadelphia Inquirer

    Client 9 speaks plenty of truth - about politics, power, human nature - even if you don't buy into the hit-job hypothesis. show more

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