The Nine Lives of Marion Barry

Overview

The philandering, drug addicted Washington, D.C. mayor who was famously arrested in a 1990 FBI sting operation serves as the subject of this documentary examining not only Marion Berry's role as a poster boy for corruption, but his curious status as a folk hero as well. Barry's catastrophic failures were fodder for damning headlines across the country, often obscuring his role as a civil rights champion and defender of the downtrodden. Through it all, it was Barry's remarkable resiliency earned him the reputation...
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Overview

The philandering, drug addicted Washington, D.C. mayor who was famously arrested in a 1990 FBI sting operation serves as the subject of this documentary examining not only Marion Berry's role as a poster boy for corruption, but his curious status as a folk hero as well. Barry's catastrophic failures were fodder for damning headlines across the country, often obscuring his role as a civil rights champion and defender of the downtrodden. Through it all, it was Barry's remarkable resiliency earned him the reputation of a phoenix-like symbol of mythic indestructibility. Forty years after entering into Washington, D.C. politics, the man who battled drug and alcohol addiction, fought cancer, weathered four marriages, and got humiliated on the international stage is back in the political limelight - and he's got a fair share of supporters backing him up. Now, for the very first time, viewers are invited to reflect back on the life of the polarizing politico and discover just how he always seems to bounce back stronger than ever before.
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Special Features

Audio Commentary; Deleted Scenes; Archival Photos and Trailer
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 11/23/2010
  • UPC: 845637001200
  • Original Release: 2009
  • Source: Indiepix
  • Presentation: Wide Screen
  • Sound: Dolby AC-3 Surround Sound
  • Time: 1:18:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 46,809

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Marion Barry Participant
Technical Credits
Dana Flor Director, Producer
Toby Oppenheimer Director, Producer
Erik Blicker Score Composer
G&E Music Score Composer
Julie Goldman Executive Producer
Krysanne Katsoolis Executive Producer
Dan Marks Editor
Charlie Olivier Editor
Glenn Schloss Score Composer
Caroline Stevens Executive Producer
Kathryn Anne Tripp Executive Producer
Pax Wassermann Editor
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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Nine Lives of Marion Barry
1. Back In The Saddle [5:16]
2. Rabble Rouser [5:40]
3. Pride [4:08]
4. A Politician's Dream [4:19]
5. The Long Shot [7:41]
6. Campaign 2004 [6:52]
7. Pretty Good Talent If You've Got It [3:22]
8. Blood In The Water [6:21]
9. L The Godson [2:57]
10. Out Of Control [6:27]
11. Bust And Trial [8:25]
12. One Day At A Time [3:33]
13. The Resurrection [6:13]
14. With Age Comes Wisdom [5:05]
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Menu

Disc #1 -- Nine Lives of Marion Barry
   Play Film
   Chapters
   Features
      Audio Commentary - Off
      Deleted Scenes
         Miss Lena And Dennis
         Nothing Like A Krispy Creme
         Miss Allen
         My Achilles Heel
      Marion Barry Slideshow
      Trailer
      Trailers For Other Indiepix Films
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