Released in 2003, Rudy: The Rudy Giuliani is a TV movie about the Republican politician and his response to the 9/11 attacks. Woods, who is a vocal Trump supporter, earned an Emmy nomination for the role.
However, one scene in particular, which sees Giuliani and wife Donna Hanover (played by Penelope Ann Miller) take a moonlight walk on the beach has recently reemerged on Twitter with viewers mocking the “hilarious” dialogue.
“I’m not much of a cuddler,” Rudy tells Donna. “I mean, I’m not a hard ass, I’m not insensitive.”
Then discussing politics, he says: “New York can be great again, someone has to set a high standard. That’s what my father told me. Dad and my other heroes: Winston Churchill, Bobby Kennedy.
This romantic moonlit scene in RUDY: THE RUDY GIULIANI STORY absolutely murdered me. I am dead. pic.twitter.com/eRZuxM0iMI
— Marie Bardi (@mariebardi) November 24, 2020
“Democrats always talked about things getting better, Republicans did whatever they could to make them better.”
The clip was shared on Twitter on Monday night by a viewer who wrote: “This romantic moonlit scene in RUDY: THE RUDY GIULIANI STORY absolutely murdered me. I am dead.” The tweet has since been liked nearly 10,000 times.
In response to the clip, viewers claimed that the video was both “the worst scene ever” and a better parody than much of the political satire surrounding the election.
“This video of James Woods playing Rudy Giuliani should have also been somehow included in Borat: Subsequent Moviefilm,” one viewer commented.
James Woods should definitely make a sequel to this to cover the period from 2002 to the present. https://t.co/ZyWVgKwHl1
— Schooley (@Rschooley) November 24, 2020
James Woods as Rudy. Perfect... https://t.co/AqNxglKEih
— Rex Chapman🏇🏼 (@RexChapman) November 24, 2020
i wonder if james woods is more embarassed to have played rudy giuliani than rudy giuliani is embarrassed to have been played by james woods? https://t.co/jQTcfurtfO
— Chez Wick (@iTzcarlinn) November 24, 2020
“This is EVERYTHING,” another viewer commented. “James Woods is just the cherry on top of an insane sundae. Thank you.”
“I should not be surprised that this exists in the world but the fact that Rudy Giuliani is being played by James Woods is the icing on this random cake,” another Twitter user wrote.
One viewer suggested: “James Woods should definitely make a sequel to this to cover the period from 2002 to the present,” while another added: “James Woods and Penelope Ann Miller! That’s hilarious. Can’t wait for the sequel.”