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Giuliani Time (2005)

Not Rated | | Documentary | 12 May 2006 (USA)
A documentary that investigates the 'new' New York City that then-Mayor Rudy Giuliani claimed he helped create.


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Himself - President (archive footage)
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Jean-Claude Duvalier ...
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Himself (as Rudolph W. Giuliani)
Ronald Kuby ...
Himself (as Ron Kuby)
Ed Meese ...
Himself (archive footage)
Himself - President (archive footage)


Ever since the events of 9/11, Rudy Giuliani has become a name recognized the world over. His role as mayor during that catastrophe elevated him to the status of an international hero. He went on to be Time magazine's "Person of the Year," receive a knighthood from Queen Elizabeth and become a key fund raiser and energetic campaigner for the Bush/Cheney administration. Over the last year his name has been rumored as a popular choice for not only senator and governor but as America's envoy to the United Nations, the new director of the CIA and a number of other high-profile positions. He is also talked about as a favored candidate for the 2008 GOP Presidential nomination. But what defined "America's Mayor" before he was catapulted to a kind of secular sainthood? During the only years Giuliani held office as an elected official, what was his record like? What was behind a Republican "New Urban Paradigm" in an overwhelmingly Democratic city? During the peak years of the late 1990s, the "... Written by Kevin Keating

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Every Rose Has Its Thorn
16 October 2005 | by (Vancouver) – See all my reviews

Giuliani Time is an interesting, if somewhat overlong, movie that exposes Rudolph Giuliani's record on a number of issues while he was Mayor of New York and before of course, he became the patriarchal saint leading New York out of September 11th. Narrated mostly by a newspaper editor who seems to have a BIG bone to pick with him, Giuliani Time focuses on his drive to clean up New York City, tone down crime, and other things, well, that you would expect a mayor to do. Somehow, and here's a surprise here, some corruption and social injustice happens! Ohhhh nasty stuff here! Really, imho, this film almost makes a mountain out of molehill, by exposing some dirt that hardly seems dirty. Yes, his father was a Mafioso type of person. Giuliani even admits that in the film! But if you're looking for stuff like he ate-his-first-born, (he didn't by the way) then you're bound to be disappointed. To be honest, I actually enjoyed this film, you could say, for all the wrong reasons. I looked into this film more as a glimpse into a city in transition over anything else. Although some people mourn the loss of the seedier underbelly of Times Square in New York (it's still there, just not in Times Square), I found it was needed for the changing times. This film shows what had to be done.

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