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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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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
Tony Gillan ...
Mohammed Salameh
Shiek Mahmud-Bey ...
Rodney Hampton-El (as Sheik Mahmud-Bey)
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Ibrahim El Gabrowny
Keith Randolph Smith ...
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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Drama | History

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

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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

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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What can you say about this movie, in light of what happened since
23 September 2003 | by (Brooklyn NY USA) – See all my reviews

We'll never see this movie broadcast by HBO in the near future if at all. If anyone somehow comes across it in a video store just grab it before someone else does, because I doubt if it ever will be re-released again.

An unbelievable and timely movie about the first attack on the World Trade Center on February 26, 1993 and how the government agencies who's job it is to identify and stop terrorists from doing harm and damage to American citizens and American property completely fell down on the job and unwittingly allowed it to happen.

Bone chilling since we all know now that the terrorists who were apprehended at the end of the movie weren't going to be the end of our nightmare that resurfaced on September 11, 2001.

The film brought out everything that went wrong back in 1992-93 that allowed that first tragedy at the WTC to happen. Still it took another eight years to realize that we should have learned from that first WTC attack to be more vigilant and ready to prevent the second and far more devastating assault on the World Trade Center to happen. I found this movie harder to watch after the events of 9/11 then the video of the attacks of 9/11 themselves.

All I can say about this film is don't watch it alone. The very ending itself is so powerful as well as prophetic that it would leave you in a state of shock in knowing what we know today and possibly in need to have someone who's with you, but not watching the movie, to call for medical attention.


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