MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 13,275 this week

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

TV Movie  |  R  |   |  Drama, History  |  14 June 1997 (USA)
6.9
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.9/10 from 364 users  
Reviews: 11 user

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 »

Writer:

0Check in
0Share...

Editors' Spotlight

On TV: Peabody Award Winners

The list of entertainment winners for the 74th Annual Peabody Awards was revealed this week, and Comedy Central's "Inside Amy Schumer," FX's "Fargo," and HBO's "Last Week Tonight with John Oliver" are among the honorees. Read the IMDbTV Blog for the full list of winners!

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 372 titles
created 22 Jun 2011
 
a list of 749 titles
created 24 Nov 2011
 
a list of 824 titles
created 12 Dec 2011
 
a list of 28 titles
created 28 May 2013
 
a list of 38 titles
created 23 Sep 2013
 

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

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

Path to Paradise: The Untold Story of the World Trade Center Bombing. (TV Movie 1997) on IMDb 6.9/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

The Path to 9/11 (TV Mini-Series 2006)
Drama | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

A television mini-series on the events leading up to the US terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001.

Stars: Harvey Keitel, Michael Benyaer, Wendy Crewson
9/11 (TV Movie 2002)
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  

A real life documentary following the events of September 11 from an insider's view, through the lens of two French filmmakers who were in Manhattan that one day.

Directors: James Hanlon, Gédéon Naudet, and 1 more credit »
Stars: Tony Benatatos, Jamal Braithwaite, Steve Buscemi
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

Khosrow and Morteza set out on a mission to kill someone. The assassination ought to be arranged as a suicide. At the last minute however, they are obliged to change their initial plans...

Director: Mohammad Rasoulof
Our Children (2012)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

Like millions of other couples, Mounir and Murielle fall in love. Like millions of other couples, Mounir and Murielle have children. But unlike them, they accept to give up their autonomy ... See full summary »

Director: Joachim Lafosse
Stars: Émilie Dequenne, Claire Bodson, Niels Arestrup
Brave New World (TV Movie 1998)
Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  

In a futuristic totalitarian society, people have no control of their lives and/or destiny.

Directors: Leslie Libman, Larry Williams
Stars: Peter Gallagher, Leonard Nimoy, Tim Guinee
Price Check (2012)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  

Peter, a family man who works for a failing supermarket chain finds his life shaken up by his new boss, Susan, who starts to groom him for an executive position. Money and opportunities are within his grasp, but at what price?

Director: Michael Walker
Stars: Parker Posey, Eric Mabius, Annie Parisse
The Chase (1994)
Action | Adventure | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

Escaped convict Jack Hammond takes a woman hostage and sets off for the Mexican border with the police hot on his tail.

Director: Adam Rifkin
Stars: Charlie Sheen, Kristy Swanson, Henry Rollins
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  
Director: Oliver Rihs
Stars: Matthias Britschgi, Marco Rima, Martin Rapold
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
John Anticev
...
Ramzi Ahmed Yousef
...
Emad Salem
...
Nancy Floyd
...
Sheik Omar Abdel-Rahman
...
Lou Napoli
...
Mahmud Abouhalima
...
El Sayyid Nosair
Tony Gillan ...
Mohammed Salameh
Shiek Mahmud-Bey ...
Rodney Hampton-El (as Sheik Mahmud-Bey)
...
Ibrahim El Gabrowny
Keith Randolph Smith ...
Ray Williams (as Keith Smith)
...
Robert Brokaw
...
Assistant D.A.
...
Storage Facility Manager
Edit

Storyline

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

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

Based on the terrifying true story behind the World Trade Center bombing. See more »

Genres:

Drama | History

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

14 June 1997 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Path to Paradise  »

Filming Locations:

 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

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 »

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.
See more »

Connections

Referenced in The Path to 9/11 (2006) See more »

Soundtracks

Que Te Han Visto Llorar
Written by Demetrio Vite & Guillermo Estrada
Published by Maximo Aguirre Music Pub. Co.
As Recorded by Gladdys Jannette
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

If viewed after Sept. 11, will send shivers down the spine.
13 December 2001 | by (St. Catharines, Canada) – See all my reviews

Path To Paradise, an HBO original movie, tells the story of the events leading up to the 1993 bombing of the World Trade Center in New York City. The film itself is interesting, decent performances and style. However the important draw of this film is it's prophetic content. Watched before Sept. 11th and the movie is just an interesting look at the bombing and the terrorists behind it. Watched after Sept. 11th and you'll barely be able to keep your eyes on the screen. The very last line of Path To Paradise will quite possibly keep you up at night for a long time to come.


8 of 9 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
1997? champagne_and_potato_chips
DID HBO bann this movie since ... caro_kann_defense_1

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?