9/11: The Twin Towers

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9/11: The Twin Towers
Inside the Twin Towers
United 175.jpg
A computer-generated image of United 175 about to hit the South Tower of the World Trade Center, from Stanley Praimnath's office on the 81st Floor. Mr. Praimnath is shown hiding under his desk.
Genre Documentary
History
Docudrama
Directed by Richard Dale
Written by Andrew Bampfield
Narrated by Harry Pritchett (DSC); Terence Stamp (BBC)
Starring William Hope
Editing by Peter Parnham
Country United States
Language English
Original channel Discovery Channel
BBC One
Release date 3 September 2006 (2006-09-03)
Original airing 3 September 2006
Running time 90 minutes
Official website

9/11: The Twin Towers (also billed as Inside the Twin Towers) is a television special documentary film which uses re-enactments and computer-generated imagery to re-create a minute-by-minute account of what happened inside the twin towers of the World Trade Center in New York City during the September 11 attacks. In the United States, it premiered on the Discovery Channel on 3 September 2006, narrated by Harry Pritchett. In the United Kingdom, it premiered on BBC One on 7 September 2006, narrated by Terence Stamp.

The film won the 2007 British Academy Television Craft Award for Sound Factual, and was nominated (but did not win) for Editing as well.[1] It was also nominated for the 2007 Emmy for Outstanding Made For Television Movie.[2]

Premise[edit]

The documentary revolves around several WTC workers/rescuers as they retell their experiences from the 9/11 attacks, beginning from the moment of when American Airlines Flight 11 hit the North Tower of the World Trade Center to the aftermath of the collapse of both Twin Towers.

Cast[edit]

  • William Hope as Harry Ramos
  • Robert Ashe as Victor Wald
  • François Chau as Hong Zhu
  • Stuart Milligan as Frank De Martini
  • Denica Fairman as Nicole De Martini
  • Teddy Kempner as Pablo Ortiz
  • Sakalas Uzdavinys as Mak Hanna
  • John Wesley as Al Smith
  • Serge Soric as Jan Demczur
  • Nate Reese as Stanley Praimnath
  • Robert Jezek as Brian Clark
  • Richard Laing as Captain Jay Jonas
  • Alibe Parsons as Josephine Harris
  • Miquel Brown as Dianne DeFontes
  • Trevor White as Rick Bryan
  • Debora Weston as Alayne Gentul
  • Andrius Zebrauskas as Ed Emery
  • Antony Edridge as Male Delegate
  • Charlotte Comer as Melanie de Vere
  • Laurel Lefkow as Christine Olander
  • Suzette Llewellyn and Elanor Matsuura as the North Tower Security Operators

International broadcast[edit]

Country Channel Premiere date
 United States Discovery Channel 3 September 2006
 United Kingdom BBC One 7 September 2006
 Russia Channel One 2006

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Craft Winners in 2007". British Academy of Film and Television Arts. 26 September 2007. Retrieved 11 September 2011. 
  2. ^ "Primetime Emmy Awards nominations for 2007 - Outstanding Made For Television Movie". Emmys.com. Academy of Television Arts & Sciences. Retrieved 11 September 2011. 

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