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

TV Movie  |  R  |   |  Drama, History  |  14 June 1997 (USA)
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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 ... See full summary »

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John Anticev
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Ramzi Ahmed Yousef
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Emad Salem
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Nancy Floyd
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Sheik Omar Abdel-Rahman
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Lou Napoli
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Mahmud Abouhalima
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El Sayyid Nosair
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Mohammed Salameh
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Rodney Hampton-El (as Sheik Mahmud-Bey)
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Ibrahim El Gabrowny
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Ray Williams (as Keith Smith)
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Robert Brokaw
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Storage Facility Manager
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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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The film also featured a connection with the assassination of Rabbi Meir Kahane on November 5, 1990. El Sayyid Nosair, the alleged assassin, was sentenced to 22 years in Attica State Prison in New York. It was later revealed that Nosair was linked to Sheikh Omar Abdul-Rahman where he was charged with terror conspiracy and sentenced to life imprisonment in November 1995. Nosair, while in prison in Attica, did involve himself in the 1993 World Trade Center bombing and the failed New York City landmark bomb plot and during his November 1995 trial, Nosair's relatives were receiving funds to pay off his legal defense fees from Osama Bin Laden - the latter of whom the mastermind of the September 11, 2001 terror attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon. See more »

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John Anticev: [reading Nosair's diary] "We will demoralize the enemies of Allah, by destroying and blowing up the pillars of their civilization". - translator says this is Islamic poetry.
Lou Napoli: Doesn't rhyme.
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Referenced in The Path to 9/11 (2006) See more »

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Volare
Written by Mitchell Parish, Domenico Modugno, Franco Migliacci
Performed by Bobby Rydell
Published by EMI Robbins Catalogue, Inc. (ASCAP)
Courtesy of Dominion Entertainment, Inc.
By Arrangement with Celebrity Licensing Inc.
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Chilling and Prophetic...
11 September 2010 | by (Atlanta, Ga.) – See all my reviews

2 days before 9/11, I watched this movie late at night...seeing that I am a night owl, I was wandering through the channels before landing on HBO...being from and still having family in Brooklyn, this movie held my utmost attention, as did the bombing back in 1993. I remember thinking to my self that there was NO WAY that the government could have been that inept in NOT being able to see all the warning signs that led up to the 1st bombing...2 days later as I was standing in the Home theater department of the Best Buy I was working at...watching the 1st tower fall...then the second, a cold sweat ran through me as the last line of the movie sounded through my mind...EVERY one needs to see this movie!


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