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Title:
Rudy the Rudy Giuliani story
Author:
Winemaker, Mark.
Edition:
[DVD version].
Publication Information:
Richmond Hill, Ontario, Canada : American Home Treasures, [2003]

©2003
Physical Description:
1 videodisc (90 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Summary:
To his opponents, Rudy was a bully. Yet, on 9/11, when two planes crashed into New York City's World Trade Center Towers, he became the one man who rose to save the city, and became an American hero. This is the story of the man who held a terrified city - and a shaken nation - together with sheer guts. When it really mattered, Rudy stood tall even as the Twin Towers crumbled.
General Note:
Based on the book "Rudy!" by Wayne Barrett.

Special feature: widescreen and full screen presentations; the award winning The History Channel documentary "The day the towers fell"; Rudolph Giuliani timeline; biographies; selected filmographies.

For specific features see interactive menu.
Language:
English
Reading Level:
MPAA rating: Not rated.
Personal Subject:
ISBN:
9780779256334
UPC:
066805306334
Format :
DVD

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Follow the witty, overachieving, hot-tempered Rudy Giuliani from his days as a New York district attorney and mayor of New York City, to September 11, 2001 in which Giuliani's toughness and spirit made him a national hero. Based on Wayne Barrett's book.


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Library Journal Review

Based on the book by Wayne Barrett, this made-for-TV movie stars James Woods in the title role. The story begins as the lame-duck mayor of New York City starts his day on September 11, 2001. Called from a breakfast meeting after the first plane hits one of the towers of the World Trade Center, Giuliani goes to the scene and assumes his now-famous "take charge" mode. The film uses flashbacks to fill in some biographical detail, beginning in the early 1980s when Giuliani worked as a zealous federal prosecutor going after Mafia bosses and Wall Street inside traders Michael Milken and Ivan Boesky. Woods convincingly portrays Giuliani as a man driven by ambition; an impetuous, egocentric workaholic who was often hardest on those around him. The attack against "his city," however, and the prostate cancer that caused him to withdraw from the U.S. Senate race seem to have changed his perspective on life. Among bonus features (not on the review copy) is the History Channel's The Day the Towers Fell. Recommended for public libraries.-Gary D. Barber, formerly with SUNY at Fredonia Lib.(c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted. All rights reserved.


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