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1 hr. 26 min.

Plot Summary
Documentarian Marshall Curry chronicles the 2002 mayoral race in Newark, New Jersey. The election involves Sharpe James, who has held the seat for 16 years, and his challenger, attorney Cory Booker. Curry investigates the legality and ethics of the veteran mayor's tactics, and captures James' staff engaging in illicit behavior and threatening their competition with violence. James' vicious smear campaign is also documented. Spike Lee and Cornel West appear in the film on Booker's behalf.

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Director: Marshall Curry

Genres: Documentary

Street Fight (2005)

Release Date: April 23rd, 2005|1 hr. 26 min.

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  • 88
    Steven Rea Philadelphia Inquirer

    Whether or not Street Fight wins the Academy Award Sunday night, Curry's picture is must-see fare for any and every observer of the curious world of American politics. show more

  • 75
    Jack Mathews New York Daily News

    Newark Mayor Sharpe James is the kind of politician that Tony Soprano would be happy to own. show more

  • 88
    Ken Fox TV Guide

    It's a fascinating film, simultaneously enthralling, infuriating and guaranteed to make viewers ask how such a perversion of the political process could be taking place in America. show more

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