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World Trade Center (2006)

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Two Port Authority police officers become trapped under the rubble of the World Trade Center.

Director:

Oliver Stone

Writers:

Andrea Berloff, John McLoughlin (true story) | 3 more credits »
4 wins & 12 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Nicolas Cage ... John McLoughlin
Maria Bello ... Donna McLoughlin
Connor Paolo ... Steven McLoughlin
Anthony Piccininni ... JJ McLoughlin
Alexa Gerasimovich ... Erin McLoughlin
Morgan Flynn ... Caitlin McLoughlin
Michael Peña ... Will Jimeno
Armando Riesco ... Antonio Rodrigues
Jay Hernandez ... Dominick Pezzulo
Joe Starr ... Subway Rider
Jon Bernthal ... Christopher Amoroso
William Jimeno ... Port Authority Officer (as Will Jimeno)
Nick Damici ... Lieutenant Kassimatis
Jude Ciccolella ... Inspector Fields
Martin Pfefferkorn ... Homeless Addict #1
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Storyline

On September, 11th 2001, after the terrorist attack to the World Trade Center, the building collapses over the rescue team from the Port Authority Police Department. Will Jimeno and his sergeant John McLoughlin are found alive trapped under the wreckage while the rescue teams fight to save them. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Taglines:

A True Story Of Courage And Survival See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for intense and emotional content, some disturbing images and language | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

9 August 2006 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

September See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$63,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$18,730,762, 13 August 2006

Gross USA:

$70,278,893

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$162,970,240
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Dolby Digital | SDDS | DTS | Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The first theatrical film to recreate the collapse of the World Trade Center towers. See more »

Goofs

When Allison goes to the CVS with Jerry and Will's sister, her purse strap changes. When the camera is facing her the straps are both over her shoulder, and when the camera is on her back, one of the straps is on her shoulder and the other is hanging down. It switches back and forth between shots. See more »

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[first lines]
Radio announcer: You give us 22 minutes, we'll give you the world
[1010 WINS Radio]
Radio announcer: .
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Connections

References Zoolander (2001) See more »

Soundtracks

Only in America
by Kix Brooks, Don Cook & Randall Rogers
Performed by Brooks & Dunn
Courtesy of Arista Records
By Arrangement with SONY BMG Music Entertainment
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A surprisingly good film
13 August 2006 | by kyle-florenceSee all my reviews

I went into this film without expectations. I saw Flight 93 and enjoyed it and I am very interested in all events surrounding September 11th, so this film appealed to me. Now, I must say that I am not an Oliver Stone fan, however, upon hearing this movie was nothing like an Oliver Stone film I decided to check it out.

The storyline for the film, as stated, was based on the stories of a few Port Authority police who survived the collapse of the building while being trapped for hours in the rubble. At the beginning we are introduced to each of the characters and their families. It's enough to get us involved with each of them but leaves enough room to elaborate as the film unfolds. The film moves rather nicely without going too fast or slow. The vast amount of the film takes place after the towers collapse while the men are trapped in the rubble. The story is told through the trapped police officers current situation as well as what their families are going through at the same time.

I felt this story to be very natural and not Hollywood-ized, something I had been worried would happen. All the events seemed plausible, they didn't throw anything in for added drama. All of the characters were completely believable and you ended up loving all of them by the end. I will caution you though, there are some intense scenes in this movie so if you are unable to deal with some of the events from that day you may not want to see the film.

The cinematography and sound really aided this film. All of the filming was crisp and clean, the special effects were great and you could hardly tell this had been filmed after the towers were gone (the shots containing the towers that is). There were some great scenes from life in new york; shots of the skyline and the subway as well as some breathtaking aerials. The sound was spot on, you could feel the building collapse as the scenes unfolded on the screen. It was a great job all around.

Overall I was pleasantly surprised at how good this was, it lived up to Flight 93, although it has an entirely different feel to it. This film is not ground-breaking work, but it wasn't meant to be. It was meant to tell the story of a few brave men and their families and their experiences during September 11th, and it accomplished this very well.


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