Oliver Stone's drama about some of the heroes of the 9/11/01 terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center.
Paramount is giving World Trade Center a very respectful DVD release on December 12.
"A film about heroism and the best in all of us" (Joel Siegel, "Good Morning America"), three-time Academy Award® winner Oliver Stone's gripping and inspiring portrayal of the true story of two policemen trapped in the rubble on September 11, 2001, World Trade Center, arrives as a two-disc Commemorative Edition DVD, a single-disc DVD, a two-disc HD DVD and two-disc Blu-Ray on December 12, 2006 from Paramount Home Entertainment. Starring Academy Award® winner Nicolas Cage (The Weather Man), Michael Pena (Crash), Maria Bello (A History Of Violence) and Maggie Gyllenhaal (Secretary), the film earned over $70 million at the box office and was hailed by critics and audiences alike for its stirring portrayal of the remarkable courage and hope displayed by two of the last survivors pulled from Ground Zero and the rescuers who wouldn't give up on them. "A powerful movie experience that glorifies that which is best in the American spirit" (Richard Schickel, Time) and "one of the best films of the year" (Richard Roeper, "Ebert & Roeper"), World Trade Center is an intimate look at the events of a day in history that will never be forgotten.Read More
Why tell this story now? What do you say to critics who believe it's too soon to dramatize such a seminal historical event?
What was it like meeting John McLoughlin? How did you rehearse portraying him?Read More
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Academy Award-winning director Oliver Stone tells the true story of the heroic survival and rescue of two Port Authority policemen - John McLoughlin and Will Jimeno - who were trapped in the rubble of the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001, after they went in to help people escape. The film also follows their families as they try to find out what happened to them, as well as the rescuers who found them in the debris field and pulled them out. Their story shows how the best in people rose above the tragic events of that day.Read More
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Oliver Stone has begun shooting one of the first Hollywood films about September 11 in New York -- without recreating the large-scale devastation that's all too familiar to residents who lived through the 2001 attacks.
After months of meetings with community and family groups, producers of the untitled movie have promised to tread carefully on sensitive ground. Most of the major action portraying the World Trade Center collapse will be shot on a Los Angeles sound stage. And although news footage of the towers themselves will be shown during the film, it will play on television screens in the background.Read More