Path to Paradise: the Untold Story of the World Trade Center Bombing
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Path to Paradise: the Untold Story of the World Trade Center Bombing
Path to Paradise: The Untold Story of the World Trade Center Bombing
Screenplay byNed Curren
Directed byLeslie Libman
Larry Williams
StarringPeter Gallagher
Theme music composerMitchell Froom
Country of originUnited States
Original English
Production
Amy Kaufman
CinematographyJean de Segonzac
Editor(s)Cindy Mollo
Running time91 minutes
Production HBO NYC Productions
DistributorHBO
Release
Original networkHBO
Original releaseJune 14, 1997 (1997-06-14)

Path to Paradise: The Untold Story of the World Trade Center Bombing is a 1997 American television film that depicts the events surrounding the 1993 World Trade Center bombing.[1] The film was directed by Larry Williams and Leslie Libman.[2][3] It stars Peter Gallagher and Marcia Gay Harden,[4] and features Andreas Katsulas as Omar Abdel-Rahman[5] and Art Malik as Ramzi Yousef.[6] The film premiered on HBO.[7]

Plot

Cast

Production

The film was shot in New Jersey and Manhattan.[8]

Accolades

The American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee awarded the film the Advancing Tolerance award for Enhancing Intolerance.[9]

Aftermath

The film was scheduled for a repeat broadcast on HBO the week of the 9/11 attacks. HBO pulled it from its schedule following the attacks.[10]

References

  1. ^ Wheeler Winston Dixon (2003). Visions of the Apocalypse: Spectacles of Destruction in American Cinema. Columbia University Press. ISBN 9780231850483.page 70
  2. ^ Wheeler Winston Dixon (2016). Hollywood in Crisis or: The Collapse of the Real. Springer Publishing. ISBN 9783319404813.page 2
  3. ^ Kilian, Michael (14 June 1997). ""Path to Paradise": The 1993 World Trade Center bombing by..." Chicago Tribune. Retrieved 2018.
  4. ^ King, Susan (11 June 1997). "'Path To Paradise' Chronicles Story Of Trade Center Bombing". The Spokesman-Review. Retrieved 2018.
  5. ^ "Cartoonish portrayals ruin docudrama on N.Y. bombing". The Standard-Times (New Bedford). 14 June 1997. Retrieved 2018.
  6. ^ Prince, Stephen (2009). Firestorm: American Film in the Age of Terrorism. Columbia University Press. ISBN 9780231520089.page 234
  7. ^ Rosenberg, Stuart (13 June 1997). "Bring In the Reinforcements (Page 2 of 2)". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 2018.
  8. ^ Richmond, Ray (13 June 1997). "Path to Paradise: The Untold Story of the World Trade Center Bombing". Variety. Retrieved 2018.
  9. ^ Rosenberg, Howard (13 June 1997). "Bring In the Reinforcements". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 2018.
  10. ^ Battaglio, Stephen (1 February 2002). "Drama foreshadowed Sept. 11 / HBO hesitant to show film about first WTC attack". San Francisco Gate. Retrieved 2018.

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