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Weiner (2016)

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An examination of disgraced New York Congressman Anthony Weiner's mayoral campaign and today's political landscape.
Nominated for 1 BAFTA Film Award. Another 8 wins & 52 nominations. See more awards »

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Jordan Zain Weiner ...
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Barbara Morgan ...
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Amit Bagga ...
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Maura Tracy ...
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Sydney Leathers ...
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Andrew Noh ...
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Serving seven consecutive terms, Anthony Weiner, good friends with and political allies to the Clintons, was once a highly respected member of Congress from New York City, he seen as a man sticking up for the every day person. That all changed in June, 2011 when he was forced to resign in disgrace after admitting that he did tweet lewd "headless" photos of himself from his public Twitter account to women he met online, and that it was not the work of a hacker or that the photos were of someone else. At the time, his wife Huma Abedin, herself a key aide to Hillary Clinton, was pregnant with their first child, she who decided to stand by her man. Two years later with Abedin still by his side, Weiner tries to resurrect his political career in a run for New York City mayor. He realizes that he has an uphill battle not only because of the known previously tweeted photos, but that there are other lewd photos from that era that may also come to light during the campaign. Regardless of the ... Written by Huggo

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Anthony Weiner was a young congressman on the cusp of higher office when a sexting scandal forced a humiliating resignation. Just two years later, he ran for Mayor of New York City, betting that his ideas would trump his indiscretions. He was wrong.

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Rated R for language and some sexual material | See all certifications »
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26 May 2016 (USA)  »

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$84,173 (USA) (22 May 2016)

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$1,612,203 (USA) (29 July 2016)
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The film's opening prologue is a quotation which reads: "The name of a man is a numbing blow from which he never recovers - Marshall McLuhan". See more »

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[first lines]
Anthony Weiner: Shit. Shit. This is the worst. This is the worst. Doing a documentary on my scandal...
[happily on the phone]
Anthony Weiner: Hi!
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Features Real Time with Bill Maher (2003) See more »

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Theme from S.W.A.T
Written by Barry De Vorzon
Published by EMI Gold Horizon Music Corp.
Performed by Rhythm Heritage
Courtesy of Geffen Records under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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if looks could kill
19 September 2016 | by See all my reviews

New York Congressman Anthony Weiner gets caught in a sexting scandal and resigns in June 2011. He decides to reenter politics by running for Mayor of New York. His campaign in the Democratic primary in 2013 starts to pick up speed when a second sexting scandal erupts. His wife Huma Abedin again comes to his side but the campaign flounders. Weiner is no doubt a compelling Shakespearian tragic figure. Once his scandal erupts again, this gets very uncomfortable at times. The central star becomes the mysterious Huma. In some respects, she's the Spinx holding back her secrets. In other respects, her looks could kill and she speaks volumes with her silence.


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