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9/11 (2002)

TV-PG | | Documentary | TV Movie 10 March 2002
A real life documentary following the events of September 11 from an insider's view, through the lens of James Hanlon and two French filmmakers who were in Manhattan that one day.
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Cast

Credited cast:
Tony Benatatos Tony Benatatos ... Himself
Jamal Braithwaite Jamal Braithwaite ... Himself
Steve Buscemi ... Himself in TV Broadcast
Joe Casaliggi ... Himself (as Joseph Casaliggi)
Robert De Niro ... Himself - Host in TV Broadcast
James Hanlon ... Himself
Gédéon Naudet ... Himself
Jules Naudet ... Himself
Joseph Pfeifer Joseph Pfeifer ... Himself
Tom Spinard Tom Spinard ... Himself
Dennis Tardio Dennis Tardio ... Himself
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Storyline

On September 11, 2001, filmmaker James Hanlon and Jules and Gedeon Naudet were filming a documentary on a rookie New York City firefighter when they noticed a plane overhead. That plane would hit the World Trade Center. They rushed immediately to the scene. James Hanlon and the Naudets filmed throughout Sept. 11 and the days afterward from the firemen's perspective, as it became clear to them that this was the only known footage from inside the Twin Towers that day. Written by Brian Henke <Cincy43235@aol.com>

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Country:

USA | France

Language:

English

Release Date:

10 March 2002 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

11/9 See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (video)

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Trivia

The music used in the montage after the buildings collapsed is from Hans Zimmer's Gladiator (2000) score, sung by Lisa Gerrard. See more »

Goofs

When firefighter Tony Benatatos is angrily commenting about the attack on the Pentagon, the clock above him reads exactly 9:30. The attack on the Pentagon did not occur until 9:37. See more »

Quotes

[addressing a classroom full of rookie firemen]
Instructor: When you get out there, it's the real world. Don't be no hot-dog, show-off jerk. Pay attention to the senior men, and do what you're told.
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Alternate Versions

An updated cut of the film was shown in the UK on September 3rd 2006 for the fifth anniversary of the 9/11 attacks. See more »

Connections

Features The Godfather: Part II (1974) See more »

Soundtracks

Danny Boy
Written by Frederick Edward Weatherly, 1913
Performed by Ronan Tynan
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This is NOT propaganda
17 December 2002 | by CoenRemSee all my reviews

I must admit that I was very sceptical about this documentary. I was expecting it to be the kind of All American Propaganda that we here in Europe dislike so much. I was wrong. This is NOT propaganda, in fact it is hardly political at all.

It depicts the events of 9/11 through the eyes of the firefighters called to the scene just after the planes crashed. It is an amazing coinsidence that this documentary was filmed at all! This film was initially shot as a documnetary about a rookie NY firefighter becoming "a man". We can only thank the film makers that they continued their work during the terrible ordeal that faced them.

A great piece of work. Absolutely stunning material. Highly recommended.

Regards,


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