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Path to Paradise: The Untold Story of the World Trade Center Bombing. (1997)

The incredible story of the events leading up to the bombing of the World Trade Center in New York and the capture of the terrorists. The amazing thing is that the FBI had an informant ... See full summary »

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Ned Curren
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Peter Gallagher ... John Anticev
Art Malik ... Ramzi Ahmed Yousef
Ned Eisenberg ... Emad Salem
Marcia Gay Harden ... Nancy Floyd
Andreas Katsulas ... Sheik Omar Abdel-Rahman
Paul Guilfoyle ... Lou Napoli
Mike Starr ... Mahmud Abouhalima
Shaun Toub ... El Sayyid Nosair
Tony Gillan Tony Gillan ... Mohammed Salameh
Shiek Mahmud-Bey ... Rodney Hampton-El (as Sheik Mahmud-Bey)
Joe Zaloom ... Ibrahim El Gabrowny
Keith Randolph Smith Keith Randolph Smith ... Ray Williams (as Keith Smith)
Jeffrey DeMunn ... Robert Brokaw
Allison Janney ... Assistant D.A.
Mike O'Malley ... Storage Facility Manager
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The incredible story of the events leading up to the bombing of the World Trade Center in New York and the capture of the terrorists. The amazing thing is that the FBI had an informant among the terrorists, but refused to pay him $500/wk for more information. They eventually had to pay $1 million and place him in the witness protection program. A story of incompetence on all sides. Written by Bob Farnsworth

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No one expected a terrorist attack on U.S. soil. But many could have prevented it. See more »

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Drama | History

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for some violence and language | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 June 1997 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Path to Paradise See more »

Filming Locations:

Jersey City, New Jersey, USA See more »

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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

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1.33 : 1
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The film also featured a connection with the assassination of Rabbi Meir Kahane on November 5, 1990. El Sayyid Nosair, the alleged assassin, was sentenced to 22 years in Attica State Prison in New York. It was later revealed that Nosair was linked to Sheikh Omar Abdul-Rahman where he was charged with terror conspiracy and sentenced to life imprisonment in November 1995. Nosair, while in prison in Attica, did involve himself in the 1993 World Trade Center bombing and the failed New York City landmark bomb plot and during his November 1995 trial, Nosair's relatives were receiving funds to pay off his legal defense fees from Osama Bin Laden - the latter of whom the mastermind of the September 11, 2001 terror attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon. See more »

Quotes

John Anticev: [reading Nosair's diary] "We will demoralize the enemies of Allah, by destroying and blowing up the pillars of their civilization". - translator says this is Islamic poetry.
Lou Napoli: Doesn't rhyme.
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Connections

Referenced in The Path to 9/11 (2006) See more »

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Raks Sharqi
Written by Dirk Campbell
Published by Amphonic (ASCAP)
Courtesy of Audio Action
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If viewed after Sept. 11, will send shivers down the spine.
13 December 2001 | by pfatorSee all my reviews

Path To Paradise, an HBO original movie, tells the story of the events leading up to the 1993 bombing of the World Trade Center in New York City. The film itself is interesting, decent performances and style. However the important draw of this film is it's prophetic content. Watched before Sept. 11th and the movie is just an interesting look at the bombing and the terrorists behind it. Watched after Sept. 11th and you'll barely be able to keep your eyes on the screen. The very last line of Path To Paradise will quite possibly keep you up at night for a long time to come.


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