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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.


Lionel Chetwynd




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 ... Laura Bush
Lawrence Pressman ... Vice President Dick Cheney
Scott Alan Smith ... Press Secretary Ari Fleischer
George Takei ... Transportation Secretary Norman Mineta
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


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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Did You Know?


Timothy Bottoms also played the part of George W. Bush on Comedy Central's That's My Bush! (2001). See more »


One of the Army soldiers at Barksdale AFB is armed with an M16A1 rifle; by 2001 that rifle had been replaced by the M16A2. See more »


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

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OK film
13 September 2004 | by phuture-1See all my reviews

An attempt at a fairly accurate portrayal of the President and his stadd in the days following the 9-11 attack.

I was impressed with the characterisations, and found some sections to be quite moving.

This is a much more accurate portrayal than Farenheit 9-11, which I'm told, contains many factual errors and more artistic license ( its crap in other words)

It's easy to see why certain people are blasting this film , but those people with so much unreasonable dislike for Bush will never be convinced , i prefer to be more objective and cannot see anything i really dislike about him

My condolences to all those who lost their lives that terrible day

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Release Date:

7 September 2003 (USA) See more »

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The Big Dance See more »

Filming Locations:

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

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