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Client 9: The Rise and Fall of Eliot Spitzer

DIRECTED BY - Alex Gibney

Documentary filmmaker Alex Gibney (TAXI TO THE DARK SIDE, ENRON: THE SMARTEST GUYS IN THE ROOM) turns his focus on New York governor Eliot Spitzer, his valiant crusade to hold large financial institutions accountable for their crimes, and his ultimate downfall after enlisting the services of high-priced call girl Ashley Dupre. Unlike many other accounts of the case, which draw primarily from the confessions of Dupre, CLIENT 9 offers a much more detailed overview of Spitzer's incredible rise and fall thanks to the contributions of Peter Elkind, author of ROUGH JUSTICE: THE RISE AND FALL OF ELIOT SPITZER. In addition to landing an interview with the Spitzer himself, Elkind also sat down for a revealing conversation with "Angelina," another woman who spent plenty of time with the ex-governor. A variety of Spitzer's friends, colleagues, and political adversaries also weigh in with their thoughts on the scandal.

Film Info

RUNTIME - 118 minutes


YEAR - 2010

FORMAT - DVD Region 1

COUNTRY - United States

LANGUAGE - English


ATTRIBUTES - Widescreen


Commentary with writer/director Alex Gibney

Interview wiht writer/director Alex Gibney

Extended interviews

Deleted scenes

HDNet: A look at Client 9


Alex Gibney


Alex Gibney

Director of Photography

Maryse Alberti



"While its full title suggest that CLIENT 9 is about the highs and lows in one powerful man's life, the movie is more rightly an anatomy of political gamesmanship at a high level."

- Manohla Dargis, New York Times

"[T]he film rescues the story from tabloid hell, and asks for a saner assessment of a deeply flawed man." -- Grade: B

- Scott Tobias, A.V. Club



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