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DC 9/11: Time of Crisis (2003)

This is the story of the days directly after 9/11, and the president's whereabouts.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Mary Gordon Murray ...
David McIlwraith ...
White House Chief of Staff Andrew Card
Paul O'Neill
Carolyn Scott ...
Karen Hughes


Scheduled to air shortly before the second anniversary of the September 11 attacks, DC 9/11 takes an inside look at the Bush Administration, beginning with the day of the attacks, and following the President's journey to Ground Zero, culminating with his now famous national address nine days after the attacks. The film covers the many difficult decisions and tasks faced by the President and his staff as they were challenged by the possibility of the "first war of the 21st Century." Eschewing their own feelings and healing process, the President and his team instead tended to the needs of a wounded country. Based on real life accounts the docudrama will interweave actual footage from these haunting events. Written by Showtime Networks Inc.

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Rated R for brief strong language | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

7 September 2003 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

The Big Dance  »

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1.78 : 1
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Did You Know?


John Cunningham, who portrays Donald Rumsfeld, actually attended Yale University with Rumsfeld. See more »


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A movie every American should see!
24 June 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This movie showed the strength of our government during a major crisis. The movie showed President Bush and his cabinet at their best. The movie was written from actual transcripts after the attack. It is a shame that the movie didn't received any PR. I saw it on HBO and then it was gone. No one on any radio talk shows mentioned it. Everyone talked about Farenheit 911, which was a trash of the events of 911. It was false and a put down of the government. I believe that schools should show DC 9/11. It showed the fast reaction of our government. Also the many hard decisions that had to be made by President Bush. It also showed the reaction of the Bush's Family. I am buying a copy of the movie!

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