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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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Emad Salem
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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
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Mohammed Salameh
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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

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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All Woman
Written by Marc Ferrari
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It came true again...
28 September 2001 | by See all my reviews

I have seen this on HBO several times, and no one would expect that the plot wasn't over. The 1993 attempt might have failed, and no one would expect the REAL disaster several years later.

REMEMBER SEPTEMBER 11, 2001!!! WE MUST REBUILD AND RECOVER.


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