On September, 11th 2001, after the terrorist attack to the World Trade Center, the building collapses over the rescue team from the Port Authority Police Department. Will Jimeno and his sergeant John McLoughlin are found alive trapped under the wreckage while the rescue teams fight to save them. Written by
Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
In the movie the satellite photo of the east coast from space shows clear day over New York which is correct on Sept 11th but a large hurricane just off the coast of Long Island New York is not shown in the photo used in movie. See more »
In one of the opening scenes we see a #2 train, however this train is not a real #2 train. The real #2 trains run on the IRT line, these trains are characterized by being narrower, the train we see in the scene was probably a BMT line train; the BMT line trains look more like the one in the scene and also have a chassis as wide as the one in the shot. See more »
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The remarkable thing about the film 'Apollo 13' is that although you know how the story ends, the film-makers still achieve story telling of the highest order. Not so, this shameless piece of Yankee propaganda.
It is arrant nonsense to say that this is not a political film - there would be NO film without the politics, yet Stone affects to ignore that this awful event prompted one of the most evil misuses of military-industrial power in modern history. More innocent Afghanis were slaughtered by an act of blind vengeance than the total number of innocent victims of September 11th.
As another person commented on this site, you'd think that the two NY cops buried in this film were the only victims... This film represents the low point of an otherwise interesting and often laudable career as a film maker.
And apart from all the above, even if you take issue with the politics I refer to, I defy you say that this is not the most boring two hours you've ever endured in a cinema.
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