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The Guys (2002)

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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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Credited cast:
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 ...
Sister's Son
Joshua Ross ...
Sister's Infant
Diner Cashier
Julia Nelson Black ...
David Nelson Black ...
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Tony James
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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 »




Release Date:

20 November 2003 (Germany)  »

Also Known As:

Our Guys: Fearless and True  »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

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


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

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1.85 : 1
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Directorial debut of Jim Simpson. See more »


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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LaPaglia is amazing
10 October 2004 | by (Las Vegas, NV) – See all my reviews

I almost never cry at movies, but Anthony LaPaglia had me tearing up all through this movie. I'm not a big fan of soppy platitudes about 9-11, but this movie was very touching. It dismissed a lot of the big-picture stuff in favour of the minutia of people's lives that make them worth knowing about. This is a story about humans, not heroes, which I found refreshing.

Sigourney Weaver is also very good, as usual.

My only complaint is that there were a few instances of repetition in the writing. I'm not sure if that was supposed to be deliberate, as in the character repeating himself out of angst and stress, or if it was bad script editing. I noticed it though because it was jarring, which means if it was supposed to be there, it wasn't handled expertly by the writer. That could have used some polishing.

Other than that, I thought this was a good movie, especially if you're a LaPaglia fan as I am.

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