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The Guys (2002)

PG  |   |  Drama  |  20 November 2003 (Germany)
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The story of a fire captain who lost eight men in the collapse of the World Trade Center and the editor who helps him prepare the eulogies he must deliver.

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Joan's Sister
Jim Simpson ...
Joan's Husband
Charlotte Simpson ...
Joan's Daughter
Julian Trompeter ...
Joan's Son
Katharine Schreiber ...
Sister's Daughter
Lucas DeBassac ...
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Joshua Ross ...
Sister's Infant
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Diner Cashier
Julia Nelson Black ...
Acolyte
David Nelson Black ...
Acolyte
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Man on Subway
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Adapted from a stage play by Anne Nelson, a drama centering on a slice of the aftermath of the 9/11 tragedy. Nick, a fire captain, who lost eight men in the collapse of the World Trade Center, enlists help from an editor, Joan, to prepare their eulogies. Nick builds a relationship with Joan, who helps him put together the difficult, heartfelt speeches that he must deliver with honor, humor and poise--all the while, navigating his way through his own emotional response. Written by Sujit R. Varma

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Rated PG for thematic elements and brief language | See all certifications »
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20 November 2003 (Germany)  »

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Our Guys: Fearless and True  »

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$16,068 (USA) (4 April 2003)

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$16,068 (USA) (4 April 2003)
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Sigourney Weaver and Bill Murray played the two main characters in the original stage version. See more »

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Joan: I knew then that every time I saw a person on the street, I saw only his public shadow. The rest, the important part, lived in layer after layer beyond my view. We have no idea what wonders are hidden in the people around us.
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Powerfully emotional
8 April 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The best of the movies about 9-11-01. Anthony LaPaglia was touchingly human and the writing allowed him to show the strengths and flaws of the character seamlessly. Sigourney Weaver was excellent in her ability to both make unreasonable demands in her "deal" with God, and to recognize that there is no deal. Everything is the way it is - the new "normal". The inter-cutting of actual footage from New York City firehouse cameras drives home the point that while you are watching a movie, all of this really happened - the denial, the pain, the shock, loss, anguish, and eventual triumph of making a contribution, in whatever way possible, to the people who survived. Please see this movie.


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