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World Trade Center

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Original title
World Trade Center (WTC)
Year
Running time
125 min.
Country
United States United States
Director
Screenwriter
Andrea Berloff (Story: John McLoughlin, Donna McLoughlin, William Jimeno, Allison Jimeno)
Music
Craig Armstrong
Cinematography
Seamus McGarvey
Cast
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Producer
Paramount Pictures
Genre
Drama | Terrorism. 9/11. Based On A True Story. Firefighters
Official Site
http://www.wtcmovie.com/
Synopsis / Plot
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 ½ 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 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.
Awards
2006: National Board of Review: Freedom of Expression Award
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