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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 »
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4 wins & 8 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


On Americas Darkest Day, Two Men Held On... To Hope 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?


Maggie Gyllenhaal plays the wife of a World Trade Center victim. Her brother Jake Gyllenhaal was the audio-book narrator for "The Man Who Walked Between the Towers", a book based on high wire artist Philippe Petit's walk between the towers in 1974. See more »


In the beginning, there is a view of the streets with a crossing sign. However, that type of electronic sign (the one with the hand for "Don't Walk" and the person for "Walk") was not installed until December 2001. At the time of the attacks, the old signs with the words were still in use. See more »


[first lines]
Radio announcer: You give us 22 minutes, we'll give you the world
[1010 WINS Radio]
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References The Honeymooners (1955) 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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Amazingly uninspired
5 November 2007 | by ShowMeTheCreditsSee all my reviews

With a tragedy as large as this, and a bucket-of-possible-plots as filled as this, it's quite disturbing to see Oliver Stone hit his low-point of his entire career on this exact project.

With a mere fifth of the runtime away, we have our heroes in distress, with little to no character buildup been done to carry us through the last four-fifths of cinematic pain with any kind of relation to the characters put on the screen.

It's as if the story is so well-known that the script writer sees no point in drawing out the basics, which is perfectly understandable as you'd have to be literally dead to not know a heck of a lot about 9/11, and that counts for Americans and Eskimos alike. What is disturbing is that it sees no point in drawing out a story for us in which we get to know the characters on screen, either. The entire runtime seems to be wasted on emotional porn of such low quality that you start to wish for the people on screen to die soon so that the end credits will come and rescue you. You don't know who they are, what they're like, who they know, not even what their names are, and yet you've been staring at them for hours. The only thing letting you know that they're "the good guys" is the ever-present string ensemble playing fiddle for them all along.

This movie presents no story, no character buildup, no suspense, no action sequences (expecting to see the towers fall in state-of-the-art CGI wonder? Forget it, what you get are the shadow of a plane on the ground, and the sound of tower 2 falling, plus some rubble, that's it), no nothing, really.

This movie is so superficial it's impossible to say what it really wants to say, if anything. The problem is, it says nothing, and it takes more than two hours of it to accomplish that.

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