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Average of 525 ratings: 3.8 Stars

2002 M Contains low level offensive language.

On the morning of September 11, 2001, brothers Jules and Gedeon Naudet were working on a documentary about a rookie New York City firefighter. Hearing a roar in the sky, Jules turned his camera upward - just in time to film the only existing image of the first plane crashing into the World Trade Centre. In a fateful instant, Jules and Gedeon became eyewitnesses to the most shocking and defining moment of our time. With cameras rolling, the Naudets followed NYC firefighters into the heart of what would be known as Ground Zero. What emerged is an unforgettably powerful visual document and a stirring tribute to real-life heroes who, in their city's darkest hour, rose to extraordinary acts of courage and compassion.

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129 minutes
Paramount Home Entertainment

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1.78:1 Widescreen
English for the Hearing Impaired
English Dolby Digital 2.0

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3 by Lamskate

It¿s a great movie and the cameraman really showed courage to have 9/11 in him. I was really into it. Its great.

4 by prisk

This documentary is not a recreation or dramatisation. It shows the events of 9/11 as filmed by the documentary crew who just happened to be there on another assignment when the planes struck. Incredible... Read more

4 by T50

I found this a pretty good documentary with a lot more indepth footage in regards to the fireman's point of view. True life events that even though a lot of bad happened, it reminded you that there... Read more

4 by Gloria

Long and poignant.... not easy to make the cross between a documentary and a history account. Some new images - many were different from what was seen on TV on the day and weeks that followed - that was good.

4 by OrangePeko

Interesting if rather sad documentary about a group of firefighters on 9/11. Worth viewing for their perspective on the event and subsequent days/months.


Always wanted to watch this - have only seen the Mike Moore controversey doco. This one is right at the heart and in the immediate action of 911. Enthralling in parts - sad in others. Well worth... Read more

4 by ernieslave

Awesome documentary. I thoroughly enjoyed it. the cameraman and all the fire crew showed extreme courage in what was a disastrous situation.

4 by wingrider

This is an excellent documentary/ film on one of the most important events ever to occur in modern history. A true story about the heros of 9/11

4 by JackRuss

Brilliant documentary. The Naudet brothers did a remarkable job to portray the horror while still respecting those that perished by not filming burning bodies or people jumping. This documentary is... Read more

5 by Grogster

Good stuff. Other members have commented on it's slow start, which is true, but a great contrast in my opinion - shows what they were planning to make, and were in the process of making, then 9-11... Read more