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A life-changing movie

August 15, 2006|by REBECCA HULL

REVIEW

The true spirit of heroism that was demonstrated on Sept. 11 is captured in the newly released film "World Trade Center."

The movie shows the terrorist attack on the World Trade Center from the points of view of two Port Authority police officers - John McLoughlin, played by Nicolas Cage and Will Jimeno, played by Michael Pena.

In "World Trade Center," John and Will are trapped in rubble after one of the towers collapses. They get buried deeper and deeper and keep each other alive by talking.

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Parts of the movie are not great, but the movie hits so close to home you can't help but think about it hours later, and that is what a wonderful movie should do.

"World Trade Center" also shows viewers the point of view of the families of the police and how terrifying it is not knowing whether your spouse or child is alive.

There is one quote in the movie - I forget who said it - that I thought summed it up pretty well: "9-11 brought out some things in people, the evil, sure, but the good we didn't know was there."

Overall, I would strongly recommend going to see this movie. It changed my life and my view of Sept. 11.

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