8.3/10
1,998
14 user 5 critic

102 Minutes That Changed America (2008)

The morning of September 11, 2001 is shown through multiple video cameras in New York City, from the moment the first WTC tower is hit until after both towers collapse.
Reviews

On Disc

at Amazon

Won 3 Primetime Emmys. Another 1 nomination. See more awards »

Photos

Learn more

More Like This 

9/11 (TV Movie 2002)
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  

A real life documentary following the events of September 11 from an insider's view, through the lens of James Hanlon and two French filmmakers who were in Manhattan that one day.

Directors: James Hanlon, Gédéon Naudet, and 1 more credit »
Stars: Tony Benatatos, Jamal Braithwaite, Steve Buscemi
National Geographic: Inside 9/11 (TV Mini-Series 2005)
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

Inside 9/11 provides insight into the events that led up to 9/11 by tracing the timeline from al Qaeda's earliest origins through the aftermath of 9/11 and the ongoing investigation.

Stars: Rohan Gunaratna, Terry McDermott, Patrick Fitzgerald
9/11: The Falling Man (TV Movie 2006)
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

The Falling Man is a documentary that examines one of the many images that were circulated by the press immediately after the attacks on the World Trade Center on September 11th, 2001. The ... See full summary »

Director: Henry Singer
Stars: Steven Mackintosh, Iliana Guibert
Drama | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

On 9/11 2001 two planes American 11 united 175 hit the World Trade Center and many people died and jumped to their deaths some survived until the tower fell.

Director: Richard Dale
Stars: Terence Stamp, Hong Zhu, Jay Jonas
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 9/10 X  

An investigation of 9/11.

Director: Massimo Mazzucco
Stars: Joseph Culp
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

A look back at the 9/11 attack 15 years later. First hand storytellers reveals new information regarding the events.

Director: Jason Sklaver
Stars: Bret Baier, Bob Beckwith, Michael Bloomberg
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

Listen to the words from the people who saw with their eyes on what happened on 9/11

Director: Kate Solomon
Stars: Paul Greengrass, Carole O'Hare, Hilda Marcin
The Flight That Fought Back (TV Movie 2005)
Documentary | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

A docudrama about the efforts of the passengers aboard United Airlines Flight 93 to derail the 9/11 terrorists' plan for the hijacked airliner.

Director: Bruce Goodison
Stars: Greg Benson, Toni M. Youngblood, Jason LeGrande
9/11: 10 Years Later (TV Movie 2011)
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

This unprecedented and exclusive insider's account by filmmaker James Hanlon and Gedeon and Jules Naudet of the World TradeCenter attack, which contains the only known footage of the first ... See full summary »

Directors: James Hanlon, Gédéon Naudet, and 1 more credit »
Stars: Robert De Niro
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

ZERO has one central thesis: the official version of the events surrounding 9/11 can not be true. This documentary explores the latest evidence and witness testimonies.

Directors: Franco Fracassi, Francesco Trento
Stars: Tim Sparke, Nafeez Mossadeq Ahmed, Brian Clark
Flight 93 (TV Movie 2006)
Action | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

Flight 93 is the story of the heroic passengers that took back their plane in an effort to stop a 9-11 terrorist attack.

Director: Peter Markle
Stars: Jeffrey Nordling, Brennan Elliott, Kendall Cross
Road to 9/11 I (2017)
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
Stars: F. Murray Abraham, James Glanz, Stephen Hadley
Edit

Cast

Cast overview:
George W. Bush ... Himself (archive sound)
Joe Napolitano Joe Napolitano ... Himself - Interviewe
Kelly Edwards Kelly Edwards ... Herself - Reporter (archive sound)
Edit

Storyline

The September 11 terrorist attacks seen by the eyes of New York citizens. All videos are recorded with common people's cameras from the moments that anticipate the impact of the first plane,till the collapse of the WTC 1 and 2. There couldn't be a more realistic way to show one of the worst and saddest moment of modern era of the United States history; the 102 minutes that changed an entire continent are completely narrated by the people who have directly lived that frightening day. Written by Evandro Martirano

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis


Certificate:

TV-14 | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

View content advisory »
Edit

Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

11 September 2008 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

102 Minutes That Changed the World See more »

Filming Locations:

New York City, New York, USA

Company Credits

Production Co:

Siskel/Jacobs Productions See more »
Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Color:

Color
See full technical specs »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

All the movie is a real compilation of amateur footage about more of 100 people who were in the World Trade Center and around, with no narrators nor interviews. Most part of the images and conversations were unused for the public eye, no seen previously in TV News nor other documentaries. See more »

Connections

Featured in Gogglebox: Episode #4.2 (2014) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Reliving 9/11 as distant observers
16 July 2009 | by Rufus-TSee all my reviews

There have been many documentary about 9/11 since the attack. This one took the idea of the TV show "24" and showed the events from seconds after the 1st plane hit up to about 100 min thereafter in real time. The footage used were mostly from personal camcorders, and some from TV. The audios were either directly from the camcorders, from the media coverage or phone conversations sound bites at the moment. What was interesting about the documentary is that the point of view is not at the Twin Towers, but away from the Twin Towers. You see people in Time Square watched it on the outdoor large screen. You see students watching the event from Stevens Institute across the river in Hoboken, NJ. You see how people reacted in their apartments far away from the Twin Tower. In a way, the documentary is not just about 9/11, but an anthropological view of the people's reaction upon crisis. The editing job of putting all these material together was superb.


34 of 36 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 14 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Stream Trending Movies With Prime Video

Enjoy a night in with these popular movies available to stream now with Prime Video.

Start your free trial



Recently Viewed