Politico obtained an advance copy of the film directed by George Hickenlooper that dramatizes Abramoff’s fall from his highflying life as a fat cat on K Street to federal prison in the juiciest Washington scandal of the past decade. The cast of characters is familiar to anyone who followed the twists and turns of the case — Abramoff's onetime business ally, Michael Scanlon; former House Majority Leader Tom DeLay; then-Rep. Bob Ney; DeLay's former press secretary, Emily Miller; mattress man Adam Kidan; Americans for Tax Reform’s Grover Norquist; ex-Christian Coalition head Ralph Reed; and many others. But despite the familiar names and Washington settings, such as Abramoff’s former restaurants Signatures and Stacks Deli, the film is less a documentary than a kind of Washington “Goodfellas" with plenty of artistic license.
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