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Man in Red Bandana (2017)

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This is a story of how the courageous and selfless actions of one man can touch and inspire thousands. A documentary about Welles Remy Crowther, who saved at least ten people on September 11, 2001 at the cost of his own life.


Matthew J. Weiss


Matthew J. Weiss (as Matthew Weiss)
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Credited cast:
Alison Crowther Alison Crowther
Jefferson Crowther Jefferson Crowther
Welles Remy Crowther Welles Remy Crowther ... Himself (archive footage)
Gwyneth Paltrow ... Narrator


On 9/11, American Airlines Flight 11 struck the North Tower between the 93rd and 98th floors ... 1,355 people died at or above the crash site. No one survived. United Airlines Flight 175 struck the South Tower 17 minutes later between floors 77 to 85 killing 599 people. Miraculously, 18 occupants of the South Tower at or above the crash site crossed the line of death and made it to safety below. This is the story of the one man, Welles Remy Crowther, responsible for saving many of these 18 survivors. Welles was a volunteer fireman as a high school student. He then attended Boston College and played lacrosse. After he graduated, he took a job at Sandler O'Neil & Partners, a Wall Street firm. He worked on the 104th floor of the South Tower. Welles was a fun-loving person who enjoyed giving more than receiving. Viewers will instantly like him. Welles' identity became known because his survivors described being saved by a man wearing a red bandana in a May 2002 New York Times Article. His... Written by Matthew J. Weiss

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He went up, so others could come down.

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Rated PG-13 for thematic material involving disaster-related images and descriptions






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8 September 2017 (USA) See more »

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New York, USA

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Man in Red Bandana
21 July 2018 | by mmerelSee all my reviews

Man in Red Bandana a 9/11 movie, is sad at points but leaves you inspired and up-lifted. It's September 11th again. Reliving the day, I can feel the pain in the pit of my stomach rising up. I close my eyes as the movie opens, not wanting to see the plane crashing into the towers. The sounds penetrate my mind and I am back in 2001 in my home. I open my eyes and the story begins to unfold. Welles Remy Crowther, His name rolls around in my mind. I am jolted back to the present. Composed in my seat, I Focus again on the screen as Welles' life unfolds before me. Very soon I see, this is not just another 9/11 story. This is a story of a boy, who becomes a man. This is a story of a day in history where everything aligned, and brought Welles Remy Crowther to his greatest moment. "Man in Red Bandana" is a story of dreams realized, it renews our faith in the human spirit. Everything Welles did up until that day, was in preparation for the rescue that he led on 9/11. The red bandana represents his life. In it was contained all that Welles was and all that he wanted to be. In the red bandana inside his pocket, was the real Welles Crowther. The secret Welles carried was woven into the fiber of his bandana. Welles' message lives on through this Documentary of his life. "Man in Red bandana" teaches us to, "Dream big, set your goals high, work hard and never give up", never stop dreaming. Be who you are. Find your happiness. This is a small film with a really big heart. It is a film, I will never forget. Merel Fisher.

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