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DC 9/11: Time of Crisis (2003)

This is the story of the days directly after 9/11, and the president's whereabouts.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Timothy Bottoms ... President George W. Bush
John Cunningham ... Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld
David Fonteno ... Secretary of State Colin Powell
Gregory Itzin ... Atty. Gen. John Ashcroft
Penny Johnson Jerald ... Condoleezza Rice
Stephen Macht ... Paul Wolfowitz
Mary Gordon Murray Mary Gordon Murray ... Laura Bush
Lawrence Pressman ... Vice President Dick Cheney
Scott Alan Smith ... Press Secretary Ari Fleischer
George Takei ... Transportation Secretary Norman Mineta
David McIlwraith David McIlwraith ... White House Chief of Staff Andrew Card
Myron Natwick ... Paul O'Neill
Allan Royal ... Karl Rove
Carolyn Scott ... Karen Hughes
Chuck Shamata ... Shelton
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Scheduled to air shortly before the second anniversary of the September 11 attacks, DC 9/11 takes an inside look at the Bush Administration, beginning with the day of the attacks, and following the President's journey to Ground Zero, culminating with his now famous national address nine days after the attacks. The film covers the many difficult decisions and tasks faced by the President and his staff as they were challenged by the possibility of the "first war of the 21st Century." Eschewing their own feelings and healing process, the President and his team instead tended to the needs of a wounded country. Based on real life accounts the docudrama will interweave actual footage from these haunting events. Written by Showtime Networks Inc.

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Drama | History

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Rated R for brief strong language | See all certifications »

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English

Release Date:

7 September 2003 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Big Dance See more »

Filming Locations:

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Trivia

John Cunningham, who portrays Donald Rumsfeld, actually attended Yale University with Rumsfeld. See more »

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Featured in Loose Canon: 9/11 (2016) See more »

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Too early for 9/11 films
24 January 2004 | by dromascaSee all my reviews

IMDB viewer votes statistics are sometimes as fascinating as the information about the films or the user comments. In this case, roughly 25% of the viewers rated this film at 10, while almost 50% gave it a 1. This tells that we - IMDB viewers - are judging this film according to our political beliefs and not as cinema. Maybe it is too early to make films about 9/11, the emotions are still here, the pain is still intense, the same US president is in office, and we all live daily the fall-outs of 9/11. If we avoid the political judgment, what can we say about the film? Not too much I am afraid. It is not too good as political drama, it does not say too much about the real people behind their masks, well known from the TV screens. Too much film propaganda, too many lines from political speeches and too little human emotion. The film gets a 6 out of 10 on my personal scale.


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