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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 »

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Ned Curren
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Peter Gallagher ... John Anticev
Art Malik ... Ramzi Ahmed Yousef
Ned Eisenberg ... Emad Salem
Marcia Gay Harden ... Nancy Floyd
Andreas Katsulas ... Sheik Omar Abdel-Rahman
Paul Guilfoyle ... Lou Napoli
Mike Starr ... Mahmud Abouhalima
Shaun Toub ... El Sayyid Nosair
Tony Gillan Tony Gillan ... Mohammed Salameh
Shiek Mahmud-Bey ... Rodney Hampton-El (as Sheik Mahmud-Bey)
Joe Zaloom ... Ibrahim El Gabrowny
Keith Randolph Smith Keith Randolph Smith ... Ray Williams (as Keith Smith)
Jeffrey DeMunn ... Robert Brokaw
Allison Janney ... Assistant D.A.
Mike O'Malley ... Storage Facility Manager
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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 »

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Drama | History

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 June 1997 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Path to Paradise See more »

Filming Locations:

Jersey City, New Jersey, USA See more »

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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

The film is best remembered for an infamous premonitory line at its conclusion said by Ramzi Ahmed Yousef, played by Art Malik when he sees the World Trade Center for a last time and says "Next time, we will bring them both down". In 2001, the towers were one of the targets of the September 11 attacks and Yousef's uncle, Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, is said to be one of the masterminds behind the attacks. See more »

Quotes

John Anticev: [reading Nosair's diary] "We will demoralize the enemies of Allah, by destroying and blowing up the pillars of their civilization". - translator says this is Islamic poetry.
Lou Napoli: Doesn't rhyme.
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Connections

Referenced in The Path to 9/11 (2006) See more »

Soundtracks

Those Wasted Years
Written by Syd Dale
Published by Amphonic (ASCAP)
Courtesy of Audio Action
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FBI investigation of WTC bombing
29 May 2001 | by goya-4See all my reviews

Based on the true story of the FBIs hunt for those who were responsible for the bombing of the World Trade Center Building. A very good film that delves into the FBIs use of informants and how, possibly, the tragedy could have been avoided 7 of 10


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