World Trade Center

Cage, Nicolas

SKU: 032429287731

UPC 032429287731
Release Date 2017-10-24
Studio Paramount Home Entertainment
Discs 1
Length 128
Format (unknown)
MPAA Rating PG-13 (MPAA)
Synopsis WORLD TRADE CENTER is a scrupulous and honorable film... -- Grade: BThe events of September 11 left an indelible mark on most Americans, and certainly on those in the New York City area. Yet as fresh as the images seem, it's easy to forget the actual grit, sacrifice, and uncertainty of that day. Director Oliver Stone captures the essence of 9/11 by focusing on the true story of two Port Authority Police Department officers who were trapped beneath the wreckage of the fallen World Trade Center. Veteran officer Sergeant John McLoughlin (Nicholas Cage) and his team, including rookie Will Jimeno (Michael Pena) are gathering equipment to enter the burning Twin Towers when the concourse comes crashing down around them. Twenty feet below the surface, pinned by debris and unable to reach anyone by radio, the officers must rely on their own will--and on each other--to survive. Above ground, their families watch the towers fall, uncertain whether or not McLoughlin and Jimeno are there, since they are normally assigned to the Port Authority Bus Terminal. Like so many that day, Donna McLoughlin (Maria Bello) and Allison Jimeno (Maggie Gyllenhaal) wait for news at home surrounded by their families, fearing the worst and praying for the best. Stone's film depicts the horror and heartbreak of the victims, survivors, and their families with an understated, subtle touch. From the ash and dust covering everyone and everything to the dazed expressions of the workers leaving the towers to the steaming twisted metal remains of the World Trade Center, attention to detail is exceedingly realistic. Rather than being political or sensationalistic, this is a film about everyday heroes--men and women doing their best in the face of an unspeakable event. It may be just one story of many from September 11, but it represents the efforts, emotions, and reactions of so many on that fateful day.3 stars out of 5 -- [I]t's in the smaller moments that the film shines. Stone's focus on the men in the rubble is characteristically intense.3 stars out of 5 -- Stone zones in on humanity amid inhumanity....Stone is still capable of the brash and the beautiful...3 stars out of 5 -- There's some beautiful writing here....Stone has crafted some wonderfully cinematic moments...4 stars out of 5 -- A measured film....One that never resorts to cliche in its wider political context.
Cast Stacey Sher (Producer)
Moritz Borman (Producer)
Frank Whaley (Star)
Stephen Dorff (Star)
Seamus McGarvey (Director of Photography)
Craig Armstrong (Composer)
Debra Hill (Producer)
Jan Roelfs (Production Designer)
Jude Ciccolella (Star)
Nicolas Cage (Star)
Michael Dennison (Costume Designer)
Oliver Stone (Director)
Patti D'Arbanville (Star)
Michael Shannon (Star)
Michael Pena (Star)
Maggie Gyllenhaal (Star)
Jay Hernandez (Star)
Julie Monroe (Editor)
Michael Shamberg (Producer)
Donna Murphy (Star)
Maria Bello (Star)
Andrea Berloff (Screenwriter)
David Brenner (Editor)
Sounds/Subtitles Blu-ray Disc Features: Region [unknown]
Language English
Weight 0.13000
Height 0.50000
Width 5.50000
Depth 7.00000
Format Code Blu-ray Hi-Def DVD
Library Subject Feature Film Drama,Suspense/Thriller,History & Culture: American
Attribute Widescreen
Product Code Movie

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