Client 9: The Rise and Fall of Eliot Spitzer

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Client 9: The Rise and Fall of Eliot Spitzer
Client 9 Poster.jpg
Theatrical release poster
Directed by Alex Gibney
Produced by Alex Gibney
Jedd Wider
Todd Wider
Maiken Baird
Starring Eliot Spitzer
Music by Peter Nashel
Cinematography Maryse Alberti
Edited by Plummy Tucker
Distributed by Magnolia Pictures
Release date
  • November 5, 2010 (2010-11-05)
Running time
118 minutes
Country United States
Language English
Box office $189,416[1]

Client 9: The Rise and Fall of Eliot Spitzer is a documentary directed by Alex Gibney about former New York Governor Eliot Spitzer and the sex scandal that derailed his political career.[2] It premiered at the 2010 Tribeca Film Festival on April 24, 2010;[3] on iTunes and Magnolia On Demand on October 1, 2010;[4] and in movie theaters in limited release on November 5, 2010.[5]

Gibney made the film with on-camera cooperation from Spitzer.[6] The director also shared ideas and information with writer Peter Elkind, who wrote the book “Rough Justice: The Rise and Fall of Eliot Spitzer".[7]


  • "Angelina" – Escort, Co-Worker of Ashley Dupré at Emperors Club VIP (portrayed by Wrenn Schmidt)
  • Mike Balboni – Deputy Secretary for Public Safety to Governor Spitzer
  • Wayne Barrett – Senior Editor, The Village Voice
  • Richard Beattie – Legal Counsel to the Independent Directors of AIG
  • Zana Brazdek– Formerly of Emperors Club VIP
  • Joe Bruno – NY Senate Majority Leader, 1994-2008
  • David Brown – Former Staff Lawyer to Attorney General Spitzer
  • Lloyd Constantine – Former Spitzer Advisor
  • Fred DickerNew York Post State Editor
  • Darren Dopp – Communications Director to Attorney General Spitzer
  • Peter Elkind – Author of Rough Justice: The Rise and Fall of Eliot Spitzer
  • Karen Finley – Performance Artist
  • Robert Graham – Former Gen Re Counsel
  • Maurice “Hank” Greenberg – Former Chairman and CEO of AIG
  • Noreen Harrington – Former Executive, Stern Asset Management
  • Scott Horton – Professor, Columbia Law School
  • John Houldsworth – Former CEO of Gen Re Subsidiary
  • Ken Langone – Chairman and CEO of Invemed Associates
  • Elizabet Monrad – Former CFO of Gen Re
  • "Natalia" – Former Escort
  • Jimmy Siegel – Media Consultant
  • Kristian Stiles – National Finance Director to Eliot Spitzer
  • Roger Stone – Political Consultant
  • Cecil Suwal – Former CEO of Emperors Club VIP
  • Hulbert Waldroup – Painter
  • John Whitehead – Former Chairman Goldman Sachs


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