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World Trade Center (2006)

PG-13  |   |  Drama, History, Thriller  |  9 August 2006 (USA)
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Two Port Authority police officers become trapped under the rubble of the World Trade Center.

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JJ McLoughlin
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Erin McLoughlin
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Caitlin McLoughlin
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Antonio Rodrigues
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Subway Rider
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Christopher Amoroso
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Port Authority Officer (as Will Jimeno)
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Lieutenant Kassimatis
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Inspector Fields
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Homeless Addict #1
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Storyline

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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

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A True Story Of Courage And Survival See more »


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Rated PG-13 for intense and emotional content, some disturbing images and language | See all certifications »

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Box Office

Budget:

$63,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$18,730,762 (USA) (11 August 2006)

Gross:

$271,684 (Chile) (24 November 2006)
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Trivia

In preparing for his portrayal of Sgt. John McLoughlin, Nicolas Cage focused on accurately speaking with a New York accent. And to also capture the fear and claustrophobia of McLoughlin's ordeal, Cage spent hours in a sensory-deprivation tank in Venice, California. See more »

Goofs

When Jimeno is dealing with the tourists outside the bus terminal, the shadow of the first plane is cast on the E Walk of The Westin New York at Times Square. This cannot be true, since both the E Walk and The Westin were under construction at the time and opened in October 2002. See more »

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[first lines]
Radio announcer: You give us 22 minutes, we'll give you the world
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Referenced in Smagsdommerne: Episode #4.5 (2006) See more »

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Only in America
by Kix Brooks, Don Cook & Randall Rogers
Performed by Brooks and Dunn (as Brooks & Dunn)
Courtesy of Arista Records
By Arrangement with SONY BMG Music Entertainment
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World Trade Center - An Experience
26 July 2006 | by (Tucson, Arizona) – See all my reviews

Many of us remember that morning so vividly. September 11th, 2001. I had the opportunity to see the film from Paramount Pictures and directed by Oliver Stone last night with about 50 firefighters from the Tucson Area as well as a handful of law enforcement officers.

I really wasn't sure if I wanted to see the film. I remember watching the TV, glued to it, for answers to the questions that I never will have answered as to how something so horrible could happen. This film doesn't attempt to try to answer that question, instead it looks at the spirit of people and how we can come together to help others.

I am so glad I went to see this! It is a powerful work of film that tells the story without sensationalizing the event and the anger and hatred for the attackers following the attacks. It's a film of last words and feelings we tend to develop after years in a relationship. There are tears of joy, laughs, and tears of sorrow interlaced throughout this film with Strong acting from a huge cast including Nicolas Cage and Michael Pena.

Totally recommend this film although it may certainly be tough for those that lost loved ones in the buildings.


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