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Rudy: The Rudy Giuliani Story (2003)
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Rudy: The Rudy Giuliani Story (2003)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Biographic movie of the witty, overachieving, hot-tempered Rudy Giuliani, spanning from his rising days as a New York district attorney in the early 1980s to his marriage to part-time actress Donna Hanover, to his candidacy for mayor of New York City and his controversial methods to tackle the city's crime and urban problems, as well as his romance with his assistant Cristyne Lategano which lead to the failure of his marriage, to his battle with prostate cancer, all leading up to the terrible day of September 11, 2001 which Guiliani himself narrowly escaped death after suicide terrorists hijacked and crashed two passenger airliners into the twin World Trade Center towers leading to their collapse in which Guiliani's toughness and spirited personality help calm the city's residents to face the chaos on that day which made him a national hero.
Style: sincere, uplifting, serious, realistic
Plot: politics, relationship vs career, ambition, rise to the top, leadership, society, couples, crumbling marriage, state affairs, city life, mayor, terrorism, politician, troubled marriage, infidelity, al qaeda, heroes, hotshot hero, urban, organized crime, world trade center manhattan new york city
Time: 20th century, september 11 2001
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city

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Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 163 min.
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Style: realistic, sincere, serious, talky, contemplative
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The Deal (2003)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
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Style: clever, serious, realistic, talky, sincere ...
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Time: 21st century, contemporary, 1990s, 90s, 80s
Place: england, britain
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Teamster Boss: The Jackie Presser Story (1992)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Rise of Jackie Presser to President of the Teamster Union.
Style: rough, suspenseful, sincere, realistic, serious
Plot: labor union, crimes, state affairs, ambition, unfulfillment, rise and fall, society, political corruption, political intrigue, workplace situations, tough heroes, life is a bitch ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
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Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 84 min.
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Style: sincere, emotional, realistic, captivating, serious ...
Plot: ambition, politics, rise to the top, society, state affairs, feminism, campaign, head of state, election, strong female presence, british politics, parliament ...
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Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: As lawyer and power broker Roy Cohn lies dying of AIDS in a private hospital room, ghosts from his past visit him as he reflects on his life and loves.
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Time: 50s, 20th century, year 1954, year 1968, 60s ...
Place: usa, new york
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See Arnold Run (2005)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: This biographical docu-drama alternates between two parallel threads in the life of Arnold Schwarzenegger: his formative early years as the repeat winner of the Mr. Olympia body-building championship; and his modern foray into the world of politics, ...
Style: realistic, serious, captivating
Plot: campaign, politics, showbiz, relationship vs career, actor's life, leadership, rise to the top, rise and fall, athlete's life, ambition, hollywood, couple relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: In the early 1970s, Cuban trumpeter Arturo Sandoval (Andy Garcia) is torn between his own musical dreams and the dreams of his wife, Marianela (Mía Maestro), a fervent supporter of the ideals of the Castro revolution. Also starring Charles S. ...
Style: touching, emotional, realistic, serious, sincere
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Place: usa, cuba, latin america
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The Gathering Storm (2002)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A love story offering an intimate look inside the marriage of Winston and Clementine Churchill during a particularly troubled, though little-known, moment in their lives.
Style: realistic, serious, talky, sincere, gloomy ...
Plot: british history, winston churchill, politics, world war two, state affairs, war, head of state, couple relations, rise to the top, society, fascism, husband wife relationship ...
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Fidel & Che (2002)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA, Mexico
Duration: 206 min.
Story: Fidel Castro rises to power in Cuba.
Style: realistic, serious, sincere, tense
Plot: revolution, fidel castro, rebellion, idealism, rebelliousness, rise and fall, fighting the system, politics, ambition, political corruption, racism, political unrest ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1950s
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The Reagans (2003)
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Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 171 min.
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Country: USA
Duration: 135 min.
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Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 105 min.
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Style: thought provoking, realistic, sincere, captivating, serious ...
Plot: politics, parliament, political party, ambition, political intrigue, rise to the top, state affairs, society, media sensation, private vs public, leadership, social differences ...
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Genre: Biography, Drama, History
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Genre: Biography, Drama
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Style: serious, realistic
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Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
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