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The Guys (2002)

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
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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
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Sister's Son
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Diner Cashier
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Storyline

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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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

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

Sigourney Weaver and Bill Murray played the two main characters in the original stage version. See more »

Quotes

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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Still hurts....
14 August 2005 | by (Germany) – See all my reviews

I didn't know what to expect either.

I kept wondering about the black/white tape at the beginning, wondering if some kind of crime would happen. Just before the show the title of the movie they go back and show the whole picture, then I finally see the date beside the time. Then I realize what it would be about.

Still my imagination was not as "real" as the movie would be.

It is not about the characters, it is about people. How the firefighter captain speaks the words that are in his heart, the author just types into a machine. Words that catch the people as easily as the events had. Good words can ease the suffering. Nobody will ever forget the day Rambo, Superman, Batmann, yet the whole League of Justice, Wonderman and all the other superheros were on a sponsored company pick nick and here many people died. It was a reality check for everybody.

Although I like Bill Murray, who did the theatric play with SW, I think Anthony LaPaglia did a good job. Maybe he got the role because he is starring in the TV show Without a trace which is about missing persons.

I never doubted Signourney Weaver.

Don't watch the movie totally unaware what will happen. The events will overwhelm you and when you think you made it through the movie without crying, wait for the end. Watch it and remember where you were and how you felt. And remember the people you love and tell them.


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