In Crimes and Misdemeanors, Martin Landau plays a man wrestling with guilt over his sexual misconduct and its disastrous consequences.
Former Mayor Bob Filner’s sexual misconduct included wrestling women into headlocks; his confession of guilt led to disastrous political consequences.
In House of Cards, Kevin Spacey plays a devious, ruthless politician who systematically eliminates all those who interfere with his interests.
City Attorney Jan Goldsmith allegedly bugged Filner’s office, and boasted that his effort to remove Filner from office was a “de facto impeachment."
In Identity Thief, Melissa McCarthy plays a criminal who goes on a spree after obtaining Jason Bateman’s personal details.
Former Filner chief of staff Lee Burdick is on a media tour after writing a book full of personal details about the ex-mayor.