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  • Actors: Joseph Vigiano
  • Directors: Bill Guttentag, Robert David Port
  • Producers: Bill Guttentag, Robert David Port, Bob Dussault, Dan Sturman, Dick Wolf
  • Format: Multiple Formats, Closed-captioned, Color, Dolby, Full Screen, NTSC, Subtitled
  • Language: English (Dolby Digital 2.0 Mono)
  • Subtitles: French, Spanish
  • Subtitles for the Hearing Impaired: English
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: NR (Not Rated)
  • Studio: Universal Home Entertainment
  • DVD Release Date: October 12, 2004
  • Run Time: 35 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (14 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B00063MCHA
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #214,447 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
  • Learn more about "Twin Towers" on IMDb

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When Dick Wolf, producer of the NBC series Law & Order, began filming a reality-TV pilot about a New York City police squad, no one could have known that terrorists would claim the lives of fourteen of the men in that unit on September 11, 2001. Joseph Vigiano, a highly decorated member of the NYPD Emergency Services Squad 3, died in the World Trade Center, along with his older brother, John, Jr., a firefighter with Bedford-Stuyvesant's Ladder 132. They both rushed to the scene as soon as the first building was struck and were still helping people evacuate when the towers collapsed. The footage that had been shot for Wolf's pilot is the basis for this Academy Award-winning documentary. Twin Towers follows Joe's Harlem-based rescue team as they go on raids and investigate homicides, and includes interviews with their families, news footage and home videos to tell a story of dedication, heroism and the American spirit that defines us, as a people and a nation.

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This should be shown inside the Schools all across This great country.
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No greater love has a person than to lay down ones life for a friend.
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Derrik Mantel on February 16, 2006
Format: DVD
This 35 minute documentary really illustrates the quality and heroism of the people that died on September 11, 2001 in New York.

This film is a brief tribute to a few of them. Particularly the Vigiano family that lost two sons (a firefighter and a police officer)in the World Trade Centers. These men and those like them were heroes and civic role models.

No greater love has a person than to lay down ones life for a friend.

After watching this film, I am moved to say thank you to every police officer, firefighter and first response person. I was saddened by the tragedy but also extremely encouraged to get a glimpse at the quality of goodness in the people that helped save so many lives that day.
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Sharon Langworthy on October 8, 2004
Format: DVD
"The Twin Towers" started out as a documentary about the New York City Police Department's Emergency Services Team (EST), the elite group of police officers that deal with everything from suicidal people determined to jump off bridges to hostage situations. The story of these heroic young men so intrigued television producer Dick Wolf (best known for the "Law & Order" series) that he began this documentary as a means of selling a network on committing to a series based on the day-to-day lives of these men and their fascinating job. It's entirely conceivable that such a show would have come to fruition, had not the events at the World Trade Center taken place.

As noted by the editorial review, this documentary feels abruptly cut short: after all, the main subject of the piece, DET Joseph V. Vigiano, died in the September 11th attacks. What began as a look at the lives and work of the EST becomes a memorial to what we lost that day in the form of a father who lost his two sons (Det. Joseph Viggiano and his brother John, a NYC fireman) in the attacks.

It is the incompleteness of this documentary, and the profound sense of unfulfilled curiosity about the men it profiles, that leads me to grant the story four stars instead of five. In no way is it an idictment of its ability to stir and inspire.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By strongcop on November 25, 2012
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Thank you for taking the time to read this message and I hope it offers some help in making your decision. To start I am a member of ESU in Long Island and I know several of the men in this documentary through schools and training. One of the men in this video transfered to my department several years ago and is now my partner in ESU. He was in the same Truck with Joe Vig and talks of him in the highest regards, almost super human. I was at a school with NYPD ESU this summer. Several men I was training with asked me if I watched the documentary, I had not and was lent the video. Within the first few minutes of the video I was glued to my seat and almost in tears when I saw Joes kids and watched the testimony of Joes teamates, my partner being one of them. I do not want to tell you any of the details in the video as to not wanting to spoil it for you. I will tell you this, if you are interested in a career in law enforcement and eventually ESU this is almost a rite of passage for you to watch. I asked my 18 year old son, who is curently on the NYPD list and has asperations of being a member of ESU, to watch this video. He told me it was the most motivating video he has ever seen and would be even more honored to have this career. This video is so powerful that when you begin Special Training School (STS) for ESU this is one of the first videos you watch before starting your training. GREAT VIDEO, it will rejuvenate and inspire you, the good guys are still here and doing some incredible things. GOD BLESS
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Debbie P. Sanderlin on July 4, 2012
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well worth your time to view. need to remember the people who lost lives on 911 and the families who sacrificed.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Carly59 on June 30, 2012
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I really liked this DVD "Twin Towers" & thought it was a great documentary for all to see what officers, especially the "special units" go through on a daily basis. Det. Joe Vigiano must have been an amazing person to have known both in his job & his personal life for he seemed to put so much into everything he did.
My complaint is that this video should have been called "Joe Vigiano's Story" for there was absolutely NOTHING on his brother John. The "only thing"
we found out was that John was a firefighter & he died in the Trader Centers & that's about it. The entire story was about Joe. VERY misleading due to the cover & the info on the back of case.
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This is outstanding footage on Joseph Vigiano, who was a highly decorated member of the NYPD Emergency Services. I did not truly understand the extreme peril that an EMS officer faces on a daily basis and am grateful to know more details of what they do and sacrifice for those they help. I was also touched by the interview with Joseph's father who was a NYC fire fighter. His words of guidance that he said to his sons to never leave the house without giving your family a hug and telling them you love them (no matter if you've had a disagreement or not) is wonderful advice for us all. I do wish there had been an interview with Joseph's wife for more of a personal touch about Joseph. Joseph's brother John Vigliano, Jr., who was a fireman, also died in the World Trade Center. I really wish there was something on him of substance since the title of this is "Twin Towers" and not just "Tower". The jacket of the DVD states that this is "The true story of two brothers whose courage will never be forgotten" so I was quite surprised to not see as much on John, Jr. as there was on Joseph. I realize the story started about Joseph and his EMS unit but John died too and there should be more about him and his last moments as they are known by witnesses. This documentary ends abruptly, just as Joseph and John's lives did, but I felt that it still needed an epilogue to tie things up. I'm not sure that I ever saw John, Jr. in life in the footage, and if he is there and one of the one's hugging Joseph at the awards ceremony (as I suspect) I wish they would have put his name as a subtitle under him so that those watching would know. It touched me so much to see Joseph with his boys and reminds us that so many who lost their lives on 9/11 were young parents. All in all this is a wonderful documentary but I only gave it four stars due to the lack of information on John, Jr. It is extremely well done and definitely worth the money and time to watch it over and over again.
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