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Street Fight (2005) - Movie Details

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Documentary
81 min.
Release Date
February 22, 2006
DVD Release Date
January 9, 2007 (Buy on Amazon)
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Running Time
81 minutes
MPAA Rating
Not Rated

"Street Fight" chronicles the bare-knuckles race for Mayor of Newark, N.J. between Cory Booker, a 32-year-old Rhodes Scholar/Yale Law School grad, and Sharpe James, the four-term incumbent and undisputed champion of New Jersey politics.

Fought in Newark's neighborhoods and housing projects, the battle pits Booker against an old style political machine that uses any means necessary to crush its opponents: city workers who do not support the mayor are demoted; "disloyal" businesses are targeted by code... Full synopsis »

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Street Fight, a 2006 Academy Award nominee for Best Documentary Feature, is an engaging and startling look at modern politics. The movie revolves around two Democratic mayoral candidates, newcomer Cory Booker and incumbent mayor Sharpe James, in the 2002 Newark, New Jersey elections. While the movie clearly favors young and vocal Booker, you can hardly blame director Marshall Curry for being biased - after all, every time he tries to film Sharpe, the mayor sends police after him to confiscate his camera. Full movie review »
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