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Path to Paradise: The Untold Story of the World Trade Center Bombing. (1997)

The incredible story of the events leading up to the bombing of the World Trade Center in New York and the capture of the terrorists. The amazing thing is that the FBI had an informant ... See full summary »

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John Anticev
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Ramzi Ahmed Yousef
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Nancy Floyd
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Sheik Omar Abdel-Rahman
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Mahmud Abouhalima
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El Sayyid Nosair
Tony Gillan ...
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Rodney Hampton-El (as Sheik Mahmud-Bey)
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Ray Williams (as Keith Smith)
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Robert Brokaw
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The incredible story of the events leading up to the bombing of the World Trade Center in New York and the capture of the terrorists. The amazing thing is that the FBI had an informant among the terrorists, but refused to pay him $500/wk for more information. They eventually had to pay $1 million and place him in the witness protection program. A story of incompetence on all sides. Written by Bob Farnsworth

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No one expected a terrorist attack on U.S. soil. But many could have prevented it. See more »

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Rated R for some violence and language | See all certifications »

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14 June 1997 (USA)  »

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This film has not been aired on HBO in the USA since 9/11/2001, but it has been shown on HBO Canada, and was released on DVD in the US June 5, 2007. See more »

Quotes

[last lines]
Ramzi Ahmed Yousef: Next time, we will bring them BOTH down.
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Referenced in The Path to 9/11 (2006) See more »

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El Forsan
Written by Hossam Ramzy
Published by Josef Weinberger Ltd. (ASCAP)
Courtesy of Audio Action
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Absolutely Shocking. Even more so than when I first saw it
29 October 2001 | by (Philadelphia suburbs) – See all my reviews

I first saw this movie about 3 years ago. I was shocked at how stupid the FBI was not to prevent such a tragedy. It could have been easily prevented. This movie was just unbelievable.

Now seeing it after September 11th, I am appalled and can say that this could have been prevented more easily that most people would want to know.

This film is 100% true

In the final scene of the film, when the mastermind of the 1st attack is being taken to prison by helicopter and flies over the towers, he makes a spine chilling remark, that was laughed at when he said it. "Next time we'll bring them *BOTH* down." This was actually said by Ramzi Yousef after his arrest.

This movie reveals the shocking truth about how the first attacks were carried out right under the noses of the FBI and NYPD. It shows how the 1st and 4th Amendments are partially to blame for the attacks.

I watch this movie now and know that both attacks could have been prevented.


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