World Trade Center [DVD] [2006]

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100% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (6 out of 6)

Synopsis


World Trade Center
Director Oliver Stone once again offers a powerful and provocative story based on real-life events in this drama. Sergeant John McLoughlin (Nicolas Cage) and William J. Jimeno (Michael Peña) were two officers assigned to New York City's Port Authority who were working their beats on a quiet day in early fall when they received an emergency call. The day was September 11, 2001, and McLoughlin and Jimeno were among the policemen who attempted to evacuate the World Trade Center towers after they were struck by airliners piloted by terrorists. Both McLoughlin and Jimeno were inside the fifth building of the World Trade Center when the towers fell, and were two of the last people found alive amidst the wreckage. As McLoughlin and Jimeno struggled to hold on to their lives as rescuers sifted through the rubble, their spouses -- Donna McLoughlin (Maria Bello) and Allison Jimeno (Maggie Gyllenhaal) -- clung to the desperate hope that their husbands would survive and be found. As the McLoughlin and Jimeno families waited for word on the fate of the two men, they watched as a city and a nation came together with strength and compassion in the face of a tragedy. World Trade Center was based on the true story of John McLoughlin and William J. Jimeno, both of whom cooperated with producers in the making of this film. Producer Debra Hill died during production -- hence the posthumous credit. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi

Cast & Crew


  • Nicolas Cage
    Nicolas Cage - John McLoughlin
  • Michael Peña
    Michael Peña - Will Jimeno
  • Maggie Gyllenhaal
    Maggie Gyllenhaal - Allison Jimeno
  • Maria Bello
    Maria Bello - Donna McLoughlin
  • Stephen Dorff
    Stephen Dorff - Scott Strauss



Overall customer rating

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Fantastic film

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    Venom2796
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    I remember being fairly young when this film came out. My mother bough it the day it came out and I watched it with her and I remembered the panic in New Jersey. This film is great. The performances are strong and the direction fantastic. People thought it was too soon for a film of this subject matter to come out but it wasn't.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great story line

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    movieman
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    The story line on this is very good at first a was afraid nic cage might slow it down like he has lately ever since his money problems he n makes one movie after another most below hie average, but he was his old self again and put his heart and soul into the movie.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    great movie

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    Knight77

    this version of the movie was awsome, the acting was great the movie was awsome, this is the best movie of its kind because i think the director did an amazing job. i would highly recomend this movie to anyone !!!!!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great story of survival on that horrible day..

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    JoeMc101

    Oliver Stone did a great job on this one. It has been something that I will watch every year to remind me of what happened that day. Never Forget...you will not with this movie.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    excellent movie about an historical event

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    sarc1
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    Excellent movie that details an historic event in the life of our country in a captivating way. Kept me on the edge of my seat the whole movie.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    great film

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    CyanideTheJudasKissAllNightmareLong101

    one totally great movie which is also very very sad and heartbreaking

    I would recommend this to a friend


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