The Path to 9/11 (2006)

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A television mini-series on the events leading up to the US terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001.

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A television mini-series on the events leading up to the US terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001.

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11 settembre - Tragedia annunciata  »

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At 67, Harvey Keitel was significantly older than the real John O'Neal, who was 40 when the World Trade Center was bombed and was 49 on 9/11. See more »

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During the hijackers' flight training, a pan shot shows an Independence Air jet in the background. Independence Air did not exist in 2001. See more »

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Kirk: War is about killing the enemy and destroying his property. It's not about sittin' around a conference room coverin' your own asses!
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A rare case of TV fulfilling its potential
11 September 2006 | by (Minnesota) – See all my reviews

I have read The 9/11 Report all the way through and 2 of al Qaeda expert Michael Scheuer's books and, as I watched part 2 of "The Path to 9/11", I couldn't help but think how much better it was AS A MOVIE (forget the politics) than Spielberg's docudrama, "Munich", which I saw on DVD several days ago.

I was hoping for a movie that presented the events leading up to the attack in a reasonably accurate, understandable, and interesting way. I never would have expected a TV network to produce something of this quality. What I saw was one of those very rare cases where TV lives up to the potential we once expected but have very rarely seen.

Beginning with the first bombing of the World Trade Center in 1993, it relives the events leading up to and including what many of us remember as possibly the worst day of our lives. Most importantly, it reveals the hard work done by American intelligence agents and the frustrations they experience as politicians repeatedly find what some would call reasons and most of us would call excuses for not acting. The portrayal of events is first rate with an outstanding cast led by Harvey Keitel as FBI agent and al Qaeda expert John O'Neill, and is quite consistent with the reports of the 911 commission and others such as Michael Scheuer.

Concerning the politics: I think this should be seen as a commentary, not on one individual or political party as opposed to another, but on how difficult it is to operate in a governmental system that encourages avoiding mistakes (that the media and political opponents can use to destroy one's career) more than taking needed action for the benefit of our society.


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