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At Theaters: 8/9/2006 On Video: 12/12/2006
Rated: PG-13 Length: 2 hr. 9 min.
Internet: Web Site Movie ID: 469975
Studio: Paramount Pictures Corp.
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The story of two police officers that responded to the collapse of the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001. A team of PAPD went into the buildings and were trapped when the towers collapsed. Miraculously, two police officers survived, but were buried and pinned beneath the rubble field. A determined account and ex-marine found the two officers that night, and then dozens of firemen, policemen, and paramedics rescued them over the next grueling 12 hours.
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Drama Thriller - This is a drama based on the true story of the rescue of two cops from under the rubble of the World Trade Center. While this is about the 9/11 disaster, this is ultimately a film that aims to inspire and uplift while wringing tears.
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Cast and Crew Heading
Nicolas Cage THE ANT BULLY, THE WEATHER MAN, NATIONAL TREASURE
Michael Pena CRASH
Maggie Gyllenhaal MONA LISA SMILE
Maria Bello THANK YOU FOR SMOKING, A HISTORY OF VIOLENCE
Stephen Dorff ALONE IN THE DARK, COLD CREEK MANOR, FEAR DOT COM
Jay Hernandez HOSTEL, FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS, THE ROOKIE
Michael Shannon THE WOODSMAN, BAD BOYS II, 8 MILE
Wri/Dir: Oliver Stone ALEXANDER, ANY GIVEN SUNDAY
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Production Notes Heading
A Story Of Courage And Survival
About The Cast And Characters
About The Rescue
Filming In New York
About The Production
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PROFANITY: 1 Fword, 4 S-words,2 GD's, a few others.
SEX/NUDITY: None.
VIOLENCE: Rubble falls on people; bleeding wounds; burning.
DRUGS/ALCOHOL: Alcohol and tobacco.
ACTION: Scenes of destruction.
COMEDY: Some moments of light dialogue and banter.
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Berardinelli, Internet Critic Full Review
Very Good World Trade Center provokes a range of emotional responses, resurrecting the horror of the moment but infusing it not only with a new perspective but with an element of hope that's as undeniable as the beam of light streaming through the wreckage.

Roger Ebert Full Review
Above Average Had we been able to build on those feelings, it would have been the most constructive and meaningful tribute to those who were killed, and to their families, and to those who survived. Maybe this is a political movie after all.

USA Today Full Review
Good World Trade Center is a fitting and moving tribute to all those who died or were wounded as the towers tumbled on that horrible day in September 2001.

Note: The rating above is our interpretation of what the critic would give this movie based on their review. We are not affiliated with these critic's in any way.

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Based on an Exit Polling of 370 Moviegoers

Ages Age Group
How
Many
Your Probability of
Enjoying This Movie
*
Would
Recommend
Movie To Friends
13-19Teens (M)
14
Very High
100%
13-19Teens (F)
21
Very High
100%
20-29Yg Adults (M)
19
Very High
100%
20-29Yg Adults (F)
44
Very High
100%
30+Adults (M)
111
Very High
100%
30+Adults (F)
161
Very High
99%
*Possible Ratings: Very High, High, Fairly High, About 50/50, Fairly Low, Low, Very Low.

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Moviegoer Opinions:

Based on a theater exit polling of 370 moviegoers:INCREDIBLE OPINIONS! All ages, both male and female, LOVED "WORLD TRADE CENTER"! Highly Recommended. Don't Miss It!


D ETAILED S TORYLINE
September 11, 2001 was an unusually warm day in New York. Will Jimeno, an officer with the Port Authority Police Department, was tempted to take a personal day to enjoy his hobby of bow hunting, but ultimately decided that he would go to work. Sergeant John McLoughlin, a respected veteran of the PAPD, had been up for hours - a requirement of his daily, 1 1/2-hour trek to the city. They and their colleagues made their way to midtown Manhattan, just like they did any other day. Only this wasn't any other day.

A team of PAPD first responders drove from mid-town Manhattan to the World Trade Center. Five men, including McLoughlin and Jimeno, went into the buildings themselves and were trapped when the towers collapsed. Miraculously, McLoughlin and Jimeno survived, but were buried and pinned beneath slabs of concrete and twisted metal, 20 feet below the rubble field. Though they couldn't see each other, each could hear that the other had survived, and for the next 12 hours, McLoughlin and Jimeno kept each other alive - talking about their families, their lives on the force, their hopes, their disappointments. 

Meanwhile their wives (Donna McLoughlin in Goshen, New York, and Allison Jimeno in Clifton, New Jersey), children, and parents suffer their own confined circle of hell, with no messages from or information about their loved ones. The film also chronicles the improbable search by a determined account and ex-marine from Connecticut, Dave Karnes, who found the two officers that night, and then the dozens of firemen, policemen, and paramedics who rescued them over the next grueling 12 hours.

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