Alex Gibney’s CLIENT 9: THE RISE AND FALL OF ELIOT SPITZER was nominated for 3 News and Documentary Emmys! It has been nominated for; Outstanding Investigative Journalism – Long Form, Best Documentary, Outstanding Individual Achievement In A Craft: Editing
Having recently watched this movie on Video on Demand I have to say that the film is very deserving. It is a captivating film that asks alot of questions and makes you really think. Eliot Spitzer did a lot of good and depending on how you look at it was fighting the very people who destroyed the America economy. Why did his one dalliance with a prostitute have him cast out as a pariah while others have gotten away with more? Its a powerful documentary deservering of awards and one you should definitely look at.
Synopsis: This documentary feature takes an in-depth look at the rapid rise and dramatic fall of New York Governor Eliot Spitzer. Nicknamed “The Sheriff of Wall Street,” 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 – the paragon of rectitude – had been caught seeing prostitutes. As his powerful enemies gloated, his supporters questioned the timing of it all: as the Sheriff fell, so did the financial markets, in a cataclysm that threatened to unravel the global economy. With unique access to the escort world and well as friends, colleagues and enemies of the ex-Governor (many of whom have come forward for the first time) the film explores the hidden contours of this tale of hubris, sex, and power.