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Path to Paradise: The Untold Story of the World Trade Center Bombing. (1997)

The incredible story of the events leading up to the bombing of the World Trade Center in New York and the capture of the terrorists. The amazing thing is that the FBI had an informant ... See full summary »






Cast overview, first billed only:
... John Anticev
... Ramzi Ahmed Yousef
... Emad Salem
... Nancy Floyd
... Sheik Omar Abdel-Rahman
... Lou Napoli
... Mahmud Abouhalima
... El Sayyid Nosair
Tony Gillan ... Mohammed Salameh
... Rodney Hampton-El (as Sheik Mahmud-Bey)
... Ibrahim El Gabrowny
Keith Randolph Smith ... Ray Williams (as Keith Smith)
... Robert Brokaw
... Assistant D.A.
... Storage Facility Manager


The incredible story of the events leading up to the bombing of the World Trade Center in New York and the capture of the terrorists. The amazing thing is that the FBI had an informant among the terrorists, but refused to pay him $500/wk for more information. They eventually had to pay $1 million and place him in the witness protection program. A story of incompetence on all sides. Written by Bob Farnsworth

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Based on the terrifying true story behind the World Trade Center bombing. See more »


Drama | History

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for some violence and language | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

14 June 1997 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Path to Paradise  »

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1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


The film also featured a connection with the assassination of Rabbi Meir Kahane on November 5, 1990. El Sayyid Nosair, the alleged assassin, was sentenced to 22 years in Attica State Prison in New York. It was later revealed that Nosair was linked to Sheikh Omar Abdul-Rahman where he was charged with terror conspiracy and sentenced to life imprisonment in November 1995. Nosair, while in prison in Attica, did involve himself in the 1993 World Trade Center bombing and the failed New York City landmark bomb plot and during his November 1995 trial, Nosair's relatives were receiving funds to pay off his legal defense fees from Osama Bin Laden - the latter of whom the mastermind of the September 11, 2001 terror attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon. See more »


[last lines]
Ramzi Ahmed Yousef: Next time, we will bring them BOTH down.
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Referenced in The Path to 9/11 (2006) See more »


Que Te Han Visto Llorar
Written by Demetrio Vite & Guillermo Estrada
Published by Maximo Aguirre Music Pub. Co.
As Recorded by Gladdys Jannette
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17 August 2004 | by See all my reviews

This film is an excellent dramatization of the blunders of the FBI and the resolve of Islamic Terrorists. It puts a much needed face on terrorism right on American soil.

My father suggested that I view the film as he has had it in his possession for SEVEN years. I had previously heard of the film. Being an instructor of American History I was shocked that not only did the FBI miss the clues THEN, but that they failed to do so prior to 9-11. How could any agency not view this film and learn from it.

I recommend that ALL Americans watch this film in order to comprehend the resolve of our enemies. Also, the last scene is hauntingly accurate and worth the price of admission.

Stuart Smith Williamsburg, VA

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