A real life documentary following the events of September 11 from an insider's view, through the lens of James Hanlon and two French filmmakers who were in Manhattan that one day.
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On September 11, 2001, filmmaker James Hanlon and Jules and Gedeon Naudet were filming a documentary on a rookie New York City firefighter when they noticed a plane overhead. That plane would hit the World Trade Center. They rushed immediately to the scene. James Hanlon and the Naudets filmed throughout Sept. 11 and the days afterward from the firemen's perspective, as it became clear to them that this was the only known footage from inside the Twin Towers that day. Written by Brian Henke <Cincy43235@aol.com>

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This documentary contains what was believed to be the only footage of the first plane crashing into Tower One of the World Trade Center. However, an amateur video released to the press in September 2003 showed another angle of the crash. See more »

Goofs

When firefighter Tony Benatatos is angrily commenting about the attack on the Pentagon, the clock above him reads exactly 9:30. The attack on the Pentagon did not occur until 9:37. See more »

Quotes

[Jules tries to cook a French meal for the firefighters, but doesn't make enough food]
Firefighter: Couple more meals like this, we'll be able to share shirts.
Jules Naudet: Alright, alright, I got a small piece, so what. My mistake.
[camera cuts to James Hanlon and Gedeon, who burst out laughing]
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Features The Godfather: Part II (1974) See more »

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Sorrow
Written by Lisa Gerrard (as Lisa Germain Gerrard) and Klaus Badelt
Performed by Lisa Gerrard (as Lisa Germain Gerrard), Gavin Greenaway, and the Lyndhurst Orchestra
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Great Documentary
21 August 2007 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Made by french brothers Jules and Giddeon Naudet, and narrated by Robert De Niro and Firefighter James Hanlon this is a compelling and heartbreaking tale of how New York's finest shone on it's darkest day. I first saw this when I was a young naive 12 year old, and at that age it still touched me. Knowing how serious 9/11 really was seeing this expanded the whole effect of 9/11. We were finding out who the heroes were, how there everyday lives were composed, and how they put their lives on the line in a situation where most people would just run and save their selves. These brave men put their lives on the line and watching this just increases my admiration for them. Watch if you can,this is the best documentary I have personally ever seen.


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