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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.
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.
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.
Berardinelli, Internet CriticFull 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 EbertFull 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 TodayFull 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.
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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.