Giuliani Time

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This article is about the film. For the origin of the term, see Abner Louima.
Giuliani Time
Directed by Kevin Keating
Produced by Kevin Keating
Williams Cole
Music by David Carbonara
Distributed by Cinema Libre Studio
Release dates
  • January 31, 2005 (2005-01-31) (International Film Festival Rotterdam)
  • May 12, 2006 (2006-05-12) (United States)
Running time 118 minutes
Language English

Giuliani Time is a 1999 documentary film by Kevin Keating about Rudy Giuliani, former Mayor of New York City.

The Village Voice called the documentary "an incisive portrait of power seizure and class combat as it was performed, by the numbers, on the municipal level." The film contains several archival segments, as well as interviews with Village Voice writer and unauthorized Giuliani biographer, Wayne Barrett and radio journalist Doug Henwood.[1]

The documentary's title is a reference to a phrase that police officers allegedly uttered to Abner Louima when they tortured him in a Brooklyn police precinct house. Louima himself later recanted that statement, saying he had made it up. The phrase was also used by John Shaft in the 2000 remake of Shaft.

As of late 2010, Giuliani Time has a rating of 85% positive at Rotten Tomatoes (22 fresh, 4 rotten).[2]

Giuliani Time is distributed by Cinema Libre Studio. A special election version of the film was released on 2/5/2008.

Featured New York City personalities[3][edit]

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  • MPAA rating: none
  • Running time: 118 minutes

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