After watching the news on 9/11 with his family, Fernando travels from Mexico to New York City to find his father, an undocumented worker at the World Trade Center's famous Windows on the World restaurant.

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Michael D. Olmos
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Ryan Guzman ... Fernando
Edward James Olmos ... Balthazar
Chelsea Gilligan ... Lia
Glynn Turman ... Lou
Jacqueline Obradors ... Margot
Luna Lauren Velez ... Eva
Richard Cabral ... Domingo
Julie Carmen ... Elena
David DeSantos ... Luis
Heidi Herrera Heidi Herrera ... Anna
Hubert Point-Du Jour ... Nik (as Hubert Point Du-Jour)
Bryonn Bain Bryonn Bain ... Amos
Hector Didier Hector Didier ... Fernando (K-12)
Ana Sophia Moto Ana Sophia Moto ... Esmerelda (K-12)
Sophia Farfan Sophia Farfan ... Esmerelda (6 / yo)
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On the morning of September 11, 2001, Fernando and his family in Mexico watch the news in horror as the Twin Towers collapse. His father, Balthazar, is an undocumented busboy on the top floor in the Windows on the World restaurant. Three weeks pass, and there is no word from Balthazar. No telephone calls, money orders, or hope that he is alive. As the family grieves, feeling the emotional and financial toll of their absent patriarch, Fernando's distraught mother swears she sees her husband on news footage - escaping from the building ALIVE. Heroic Fernando decides to take the epic journey from Mexico to New York City to find his father and save his family. Along the way, he finds love and befriends an eclectic group of international characters that help him restore his faith in humanity, as Fernando discovers the hard truths about his father, the melting pot of America, and the immigrant experience.

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Faith. Love. Family. Hope. It's inside of us all...

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Drama

Certificate:

Not Rated
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In doing research for the role of Fernando, Ryan Guzman traveled to Mazatlán and as a former college player, ended up pitching a game for the Venados de Mazatlán, the local professional baseball team. See more »

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Engaging
22 October 2019 | by elisagaldinoSee all my reviews

Windows on the World is an engaging film that captures viewers attention and relates the reality of millions of immigrants living in the U.S. It is a must watch!!!


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

23 April 2020 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Windows on the World See more »

Filming Locations:

New York City, New York, USA See more »

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