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
Nicholas Cage, Michael Peña, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Jon Bernthal, Jay Hernandez, Viola Davis, and Michael Shannon have all appeared in Superhero adaptations. Cage was the title character in Ghost Rider (2007) and Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance (2011), Gyllenhaal was Rachel Dawes in The Dark Knight (2008). Peña and Bernthal are both in the Marvel Cinematic Universe with the former appearing in Ant-Man (2015) and the latter appearing in Daredevil (2015) and as the title character in The Punisher (2017). Hernandez, Davis and Shannon are in the DC Extended Universe with the former two in Suicide Squad (2016) and the latter in Man of Steel (2013) and Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016). See more »
In the scene with the local police going to Donna McLoughlin's house, a blue police car and a fire vehicle pull up. The blue police car has wheels on it only available on the 2003 and newer Crown Victoria, this movie was set in 2001. See more »
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Oliver Stone salutes the ordinary heroes of this extraordinary circumstances. He puts himself way behind their stories, so far behind in fact that he is almost imperceptible. In Italy, the academics, snobs and other fauna dismissed it as rhetoric and banal. I have the words of the laid back "opinionist" Barbara Pallombelli accusing Stone of "inventing" How silly really. The ignorance between the cultures seems insurmountable sometimes. The story was told by the two men under the rubble and their families. They were working people, not professional "opinionists". They will hum the theme from Startsky and Hutch to keep themselves alive. I wonder what pseudo intellectual would have done.The film is a gripping depiction centered mostly on two men and their families. The event caused a catastrophe that is still growing, based mostly in personal interest and massive inter cultural ignorance. The film is not about that. The film is about the tiniest enormity of the domestic drama. I wept and longed for a private happy ending. The rest, well the rest is still part of our daily existence. Most of the detractors accuse World Trade Center of not being an Oliver Stone film, if he had done a classic Oliver Stone film he would have been accused of that. Stone will be controversial even for standing still. My hat to you Mr Stone, please keep going your own way.
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