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The Looming Tower ()


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Season: 1 Year: 2018

A look at how the rivalry between the CIA and FBI inadvertently set the stage for the tragedy of 9/11 and the war in Afghanistan.

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  • Nominated for 4 Primetime Emmys. Another 7 nominations.
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  John O'Neill (10 episodes, 2018)
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  Ali Soufan (10 episodes, 2018)
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  Diane Marsh (10 episodes, 2018)
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  Robert Chesney (10 episodes, 2018)
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  Vince Stuart (10 episodes, 2018)
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  Kathy Shaughnessy (10 episodes, 2018)
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  Heather (10 episodes, 2018)
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  Floyd Bennet (10 episodes, 2018)
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  Richard Clarke (10 episodes, 2018)
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  Martin Schmidt (10 episodes, 2018)
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  Liz (8 episodes, 2018)
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  Toni-Ann Marino (7 episodes, 2018)
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  Maureen (7 episodes, 2018)
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  Judith (7 episodes, 2018)
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  Leigh (7 episodes, 2018)
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  George Tenet (6 episodes, 2018)
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  Amy (6 episodes, 2018)
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  Khalid al-Mihdhar (6 episodes, 2018)
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  Commissioner 1 (6 episodes, 2018)
Kimberly S. Fairbanks ...
  Commissioner 2 (6 episodes, 2018)
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  Jason Sanchez (5 episodes, 2018)
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  Ayman al-Zawahiri (5 episodes, 2018)
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  Nawaf al-Hazmi (5 episodes, 2018)
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  Khallad (5 episodes, 2018)
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  Hoda Hada (5 episodes, 2018)
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  Leonard Bliss (5 episodes, 2018)
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  General O'Keefe (5 episodes, 2018)
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  General Stetson (5 episodes, 2018)
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  General Qamish (4 episodes, 2018)
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  Sheri (4 episodes, 2018)
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  Gordon Wright (4 episodes, 2018)
Zaki Youssef ...
  Abu Jandal (4 episodes, 2018)
Tasha Lawrence ...
  Maria O'Neill (4 episodes, 2018)
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  Ambassador Barbara Bodine (3 episodes, 2018)
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  Condoleezza Rice (3 episodes, 2018)
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  Mohamad al-Owhali (3 episodes, 2018)
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  Amin (3 episodes, 2018)
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  Mohamed Atta (3 episodes, 2018)
Mohamad Ashraf ...
  Walla (3 episodes, 2018)
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  John Chihoyne (3 episodes, 2018)
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  Omar Bayoumi (3 episodes, 2018)
Hicham Belaoudi ...
  Quso (3 episodes, 2018)
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  Anas al-Liby (3 episodes, 2018)
Ashley Leyva ...
  Willa O'Neill (3 episodes, 2018)
Angelina Leyva ...
  Celia O'Neill (3 episodes, 2018)
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  Beverly (3 episodes, 2018)
Jonathan Hogan ...
  Father Duffy (3 episodes, 2018)
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  Chief Inspector (2 episodes, 2018)
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  Trenton Okuru (2 episodes, 2018)
Richard Lukunku ...
  Officer Ndereba (2 episodes, 2018)

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Plot Summary

The Looming Tower traces the rising threat of Osama Bin Laden and Al-Qaeda in the late 1990s and how the rivalry between the FBI and CIA during that time may have inadvertently set the path for the tragedy of 9/11. The series follows members of the I-49 Squad in New York and Alec Station in Washington, D.C., the counter-terrorism divisions of the FBI and CIA, respectively, as they travel the world fighting for ownership of information while seemingly working toward the same goal - trying to prevent an imminent attack on U.S. soil. Written by ahmetkozan

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Also Known As
  • La torre inquebrantable (Spain)
  • Призрачная башня (Russia)
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  • 50 min
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Trivia At the Berlinale film festival showrunner Dan Futterman explains the rivalry between CIA and FBI in the late 90's. "The FBI was just starting to work as an international agency, and that was part of their problem with the CIA, who felt that was their turf, and the FBI's turf was America. They totally underestimated al-Qaida." See more »
Movie Connections Featured in Alec Baldwin/Billy Crudup/Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats (2018). See more »

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