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9/11 (2002)

A real life documentary following the events of September 11 from an insider's view, through the lens of James Hanlon and two French filmmakers who were in Manhattan that one day.
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Won 2 Primetime Emmys. Another 6 wins & 6 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Credited cast:
Tony Benatatos Tony Benatatos ... Himself
Jamal Braithwaite Jamal Braithwaite ... Himself
Steve Buscemi ... Himself in TV Broadcast
Joe Casaliggi ... Himself (as Joseph Casaliggi)
Robert De Niro ... Himself - Host in TV Broadcast
James Hanlon ... Himself
Gédéon Naudet ... Himself
Jules Naudet ... Himself
Joseph Pfeifer Joseph Pfeifer ... Himself
Tom Spinard Tom Spinard ... Himself
Dennis Tardio Dennis Tardio ... Himself
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Storyline

On September 11, 2001, filmmaker James Hanlon and Jules and Gedeon Naudet were filming a documentary on a rookie New York City firefighter when they noticed a plane overhead. That plane would hit the World Trade Center. They rushed immediately to the scene. James Hanlon and the Naudets filmed throughout Sept. 11 and the days afterward from the firemen's perspective, as it became clear to them that this was the only known footage from inside the Twin Towers that day. Written by Brian Henke <Cincy43235@aol.com>

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Documentary

Certificate:

6 | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA | France

Language:

English

Release Date:

10 March 2002 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

11/9 See more »

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Technical Specs

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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Trivia

Had the largest audience ever for a TV Documentary - 39 million viewers - when broadcast on CBS on 10 March 2002, six months after the attack. See more »

Goofs

When firefighter Tony Benatatos is angrily commenting about the attack on the Pentagon, the clock above him reads exactly 9:30. The attack on the Pentagon did not occur until 9:37. See more »

Quotes

Jules Naudet: When I came back that day, to the firehouse, one firefighter came to me and he said, "You know, yesterday, you had one brother. Today, you have fifty."
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Alternate Versions

The DVD version omits the scenes where Robert DeNiro and Steve Buscemi talk about the attacks. In the original broadcast version, just before the first plane hits, we hear James Hanlon say "It was 8:46 in the morning. That's when this stopped even resembling a normal day." On the DVD, the second sentence is replaced with a line from Battalion Chief Joseph Pfeifer, commenting on how you don't usually hear planes fly that low in Manhattan. See more »

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Referenced in The Scenesters (2009) See more »

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Great Documentary
21 August 2007 | by johnnerheadSee all my reviews

Made by french brothers Jules and Giddeon Naudet, and narrated by Robert De Niro and Firefighter James Hanlon this is a compelling and heartbreaking tale of how New York's finest shone on it's darkest day. I first saw this when I was a young naive 12 year old, and at that age it still touched me. Knowing how serious 9/11 really was seeing this expanded the whole effect of 9/11. We were finding out who the heroes were, how there everyday lives were composed, and how they put their lives on the line in a situation where most people would just run and save their selves. These brave men put their lives on the line and watching this just increases my admiration for them. Watch if you can,this is the best documentary I have personally ever seen.


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