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America: A Tribute to Heroes (2001)

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Actors and musicians honor those fallen in the September 11 disasters.

Directors:

Joel Gallen, Beth McCarthy-Miller (as Beth McCarthy)
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Won 2 Primetime Emmys. Another 4 wins & 8 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Credited cast:
Muhammad Ali ... Himself
Halle Berry ... Herself
Jon Bon Jovi ... Himself - Performer
Bono ... Himself - Performer (as U2)
Wes Borland ... Himself - Performer (as Limp Bizkit)
Amy Brenneman ... Herself
Mike Campbell ... Himself - Performer
Mariah Carey ... Herself - Performer
Jim Carrey ... Himself
Alvin Chea Alvin Chea ... Himself (as Take 6)
Adam Clayton ... Himself - Performer (as U2)
George Clooney ... Himself
Cindy Crawford ... Herself
Sheryl Crow ... Herself
Tom Cruise ... Himself
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A two-hour telethon, which aired on all the major TV networks (and a host of cable networks), where celebrities raised money for the victims of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks on New York and Washington, and the plane that crashed in Pennsylvania. Written by Brian Henke <Cincy43235@aol.com>

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Documentary | Music

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

21 September 2001 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Америка: Дань героям See more »

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Line by Line Productions See more »
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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Aired live and commercial-free on Friday, September 21, 2001 simultaneously on more than 30 networks. See more »

Connections

Featured in Greater Than the Greatest (2002) See more »

Soundtracks

Hero
Written by Mariah Carey
Performed by Mariah Carey
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Heartfelt yet...a complete downer
10 November 2001 | by mephisto-raSee all my reviews

I understood the premise for the special. And for a time I could see. As things progressed this became more and more depressing. At a time when America needed to mourn the loss of so many and prepare for a long drawn out war Hollywood could only give us sappy. This should not have been just a depressing "I'm an actor and I care" special. It should have let America know that things were going to be alright again. This let the country know all is lost, for we can never show resolve. What could have been a message to the world that America will not stop being the country they wish they were in, was nothing but a weepy feel sorry for ourselves ego-fest. Bob Hope performed to soldiers in battle and was able to make them laugh and feel better, it is a shame that in this politically correct age we cannot see as well. Maybe this wouldn't have been as bad were it not for the performances. Two stick out as ludicriuse(sp). Neil Young singing John Lennon's masterpiece 'Imagine' was quite possibly the greatest cover mistake ever. Lennon was a legend and Young is...well nobody has figured out that he isn't any good yet, and to sing that song that bad should be a crime. He would have been better off reworking the only song he ever wrote that was good 'Ohio' for the WTC. The other performance that sticks out was Limp Bizkut doing 'wish you were here' by Pink Floyd. This was not near as bad, and was quite good. The only problem was watching knowing that Pink Floyd was probably sitting at home with nothing better to do and would have done a better job. True we have not had to mourn like this before and had to start somewhere, but they should have done a dry run on maybe a single channel in Zaire to test the response before being on every channel in the greatest country in the world.


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