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Windows on the World (2019)

After watching the news on 9/11 with his family, Fernando travels from Mexico to New York City to find his father, an undocumented worker at the World Trade Center's famous Windows on the World restaurant.

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Michael D. Olmos
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Credited cast:
Edward James Olmos ... Balthazar
Rene Auberjonois ... Maury
Richard Cabral ... Domingo
Luna Lauren Velez ... Eva
Jacqueline Obradors ... Margot
Ryan Guzman ... Fernando
Glynn Turman ... Lou
Julie Carmen ... Elena
Justin L. Wilson ... Bald Man
Stephen Spinella ... Albert
Doris McCarthy ... Subway Platform Lady
David DeSantos ... Luis
Chelsea Gilligan ... Lia
Jasson Finney ... Big Man
Lisann Valentin ... Widow
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On the morning of September 11, 2001, Fernando and his family in Mexico watch the news in horror as the Twin Towers collapse. His father, Balthazar, is an undocumented busboy on the top floor in the Windows on the World restaurant. Three weeks pass, and there is no word from Balthazar. No telephone calls, money orders, or hope that he is alive. As the family grieves, feeling the emotional and financial toll of their absent patriarch, Fernando's distraught mother swears she sees her husband on news footage - escaping from the building ALIVE. Heroic Fernando decides to take the epic journey from Mexico to New York City to find his father and save his family. Along the way, he finds love and befriends an eclectic group of international characters that help him restore his faith in humanity, as Fernando discovers the hard truths about his father, the melting pot of America, and the immigrant experience.

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Faith. Love. Family. Hope. It's inside of us all...

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USA

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3 March 2019 (USA) See more »

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Fantastic movie
17 August 2019 | by msalguesSee all my reviews

Only played at movie festivals at this time (unfortunately), Windows on the World is a great movie that will appeal to many of us. It is well written, new in perspective and very moving. Along with Burning, it is the best movie that I have watched so far this year.


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