A Jerk, Perhaps, But Our Jerk

Rudy's Giuliani is a tough guy for better and for worse

As far as much of the U.S. is concerned, Rudy Giuliani was mayor of New York City for four months--from the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, when he became a symbol of tough-minded resilience, to the end of his term. We in New York had a longer and more complicated relationship with him. Some loved the U.S. Attorney turned pol for presiding over a huge drop in crime; some hated him for taking a prosecutorial attitude toward everything from race relations to his personal life.

America's Rudy, meet New York City's Rudy: that's the idea behind the biopic Rudy:...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now

Subscribe
Subscribe

Get TIME the way you want it

  • One Week Digital Pass — $4.99
  • Monthly Pay-As-You-Go DIGITAL ACCESS$2.99
  • One Year ALL ACCESSJust $30!   Best Deal!
    Print Magazine + Digital Edition + Subscriber-only Content on TIME.com

Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!