Tuesday, August 8, 2006


Based on a true story

The Port Authority Police Department is one of the largest police departments in the United States. Yet, many people do not know of its existence. The PAPD suffers from this lack of recognition because of its unique policing mission which places its officers within the jurisdictions of other police departments.

The PAPD is responsible for policing the facilities owned and operated by the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, a bi-state public agency. Among others, these facilities include:
- Kennedy, LaGuardia, and Newark Airports
- The Subway System that runs between New York City and New Jersey
- The Port Authority Bus Terminal in Times Square, New York City
- Port Newark and Port Elizabeth
- The George Washington and the Staten Island Bridges
- The Lincoln and Holland Tunnels
- the former World Trade Center

Nicolas Cage: Sergeant John McLoughlin of the Port Authority Police Department
Michael Peña: PAPD rookie Officer William (Will) Jimeno
Maria Bello: John’s wife Donna
Maggie Gyllenhaal: Will’s wife Allison
Michael Shannon: Marine Sgt. Dave Karnes

Heard in the lobby:
“I was transfixed, not wanting to take my eyes off the screen for a moment”

I think these comments represent the majority of those who chose to see this movie about the aftermath of the September 11, 2001 attack on the World Trade Center.

for intense and emotional content, some disturbing images and language.

1 comment:

Pat Wood said...

This was a very powerful movie. I was glued to my seat for the entire movie, and not once did I check what time it was. A must see movie, I think.