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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.


Oliver Stone


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





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


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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


The World Saw Evil That Day. Two Men Saw Something Else. See more »

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

Parents Guide:

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Release Date:

9 August 2006 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

September See more »


Box Office


$63,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$18,730,762, 13 August 2006

Gross USA:


Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital | SDDS | DTS | Dolby



Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


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


Towards the end, when an empty Staten Island Ferry is moving towards downtown Manhattan, the ferry terminal is shown in its renovated state, which had not yet occurred in 2001. See more »


[first lines]
Radio announcer: You give us 22 minutes, we'll give you the world
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Referenced in 9/11: The Lost Hero (2013) See more »


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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Truly offended. The Negative Reviews De-Bunked very quickly
31 January 2016 | by witster18See all my reviews

First, this isn't a political film, this is a character-driven film. I hate I have to even touch on the politics. The trade centers went down. Fact. Because of terrorists, fact. THey killed 3,000 people in 3 hours. Fact.

The film doesn't show the towers falling down. The film doesn't mention anything about why, who, or what motivated anyone. It focuses on a small group of men, risking their lives to save others in the light of tragedy, and in the process, creates onE of the best dramatic duo performances of the decade.

Cage and Pena are truly incredible here! Undoubtedly the best performance from Pena and Probably the second best performance or even equal to Leaving Las Vegas for Cage. Tour-De-Force acting. Surprised Michael didn't get an Oscar nom here.

I can see why anti-American's would hate this film. It shows everything that is great about Americans and New Yorkers in 2 Hours.

It's quite simply the best 6.0 film on IMDb, and more deserving of 8/10 imo. 81/100 is where I'm scoring it. It's not the best film I've ever seen but it's a very strong film, and easily top 10 for the year it was released. The film is about the moment, not any motivation or reaction. Period. Get a life people.

Watch this movie if you haven't. Strike every 1-2 star rating as American-hate - No movie with these types of performances should even sniff those low-scores... the movie doesn't have an agenda but anyone who would score it a 1-2, with this quality, most assuredly does(you can take that to the bank). 1 or 2? I mean seriously? Did you even watch the movie? No. THey didn't. And if they did, I couldn't trust any other review they'd ever given/written. Moronic.

Very. Good. Movie. At the bottom of Stone's Top-5 imo.Here is how good the movie is... the worst thing about it... is Maria Bello's contact lenses.

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