This documentary feature takes an in-depth look at the rapid rise and dramatic fall of New York Governor Eliot Spitzer.
Nicknamed “The Sheriff of Wall Street,” Eliot Spitzer prosecuted crimes by America’s largest financial institutions and some of the most powerful executives in the country. After his election as Governor of New York, many believed Spitzer was on his way to becoming the nation’s first Jewish President. Shockingly, Spitzer’s meteoric rise turned into a spectacular fall when the New York Times revealed that the paragon of rectitude had been caught in a prostitution ring. As his powerful enemies gloated, the Sheriff fell and so did the financial markets. With unique access to the escort world as well as friends, colleagues and enemies of the ex-Governor, Client 9 explores the hidden contours of this tale of hubris, sex, and power.
Alex Gibney (Writer, Director, Producer) wrote, directed and produced the 2008 Oscar®-winning film Taxi to the Dark Side and the 2006 Oscar®-nominated film Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room. Other films by Gibney include: Oscar®-nominated film No End in Sight (Executive Producer); Mr. Untouchable (Producer), Who Killed the Electric Car (Consulting Producer); The Trials of Henry Kissinger (Writer/Producer); Herbie Hancock: Possibilities (Producer); Lightning in a Bottle (Producer); Wim Wenders' The Soul of a Man (Producer); and Martin Scorsese Presents the Blues (Producer). He most recently directed Casino Jack and The United States of Money, the sumo wrestler segment of the FREAKONOMICS movie, and My Trip to Al Qaeda. Gibney’s upcoming slate of projects includes a feature documentary about Lance Armstrong for SONY Pictures and Magic Bus, a time-travel immersion experience about Ken Kesey and the Merry Pranksters.