Client 9: The Rise and Fall of Eliot Spitzer Poster

Release Date: November 5th, 2010

DVD Release Date: January 25th, 2011

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.

Director: Alex Gibney

Genres: Documentary

Production Co: A&E IndieFilms, Jigsaw Prods., Wider Film Projects

Distributors: Magnolia Pictures

Keywords: Engaging, 2000s, Fall, Friend, Office, Temptation, House

Ratings & Reviews

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  • In retelling the still-astonishing story of the political career of Eliot Spitzer, a shooting star whose spectacular crash might forever obscure his accomplishments, Oscar-winning documentarian Alex Gibney has all the ingredients for a potboiler: greed, corruption, sex, power, overweening ambition and jaw-dropping hubris. show more

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

  • 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

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