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Man in Red Bandana

HD   PG-13 Closed Captioning

Matthew J. Weiss

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About the Movie

''Man In Red Bandana" is a documentary film about the inspirational story of a true American hero... Welles Remy Crowther. Welles worked on the 104th floor of the South Tower of the World Trade Center and tragically died on 9/11. His heroics became known eight months later as a result of an ordinary item... a red bandana. The film depicts the events leading up to the 'red bandana' revelation, and then re-traces Welles' courageous actions that fateful day. It closes by showing the thousands of people (family, friends and strangers) who have been inspired by Welles' actions and the unique ways in which they honor him. These honors set up the final reveal... an amazing secret about Welles that is best described as inspirational. Stay tuned after the first scroll of credits for a Q&A with director Matthew Weiss and Welles' parents, Jeff and Alison Crowther about how the story became the film.

Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews


  • Reviews Counted: 8
  • Fresh: 5
  • Rotten: 3
  • Average Rating: 6.1/10

Top Critics' Reviews

Fresh: Despite its frustratingly crude formal construction proves an equally sorrowful and stirring portrait of selflessness in the face of tragedy. – Nick Schager, Variety, Sep 8, 2017

Fresh: Those with the fortitude to relive the events of the morning of 9/11 should find the documentary "Man in Red Bandana" a powerful and inspiring experience. – Gary Goldstein, Los Angeles Times, Sep 7, 2017

Rotten: The short-subject treatment serves as a challenge that, in eighty minutes, writer-director Matthew Weiss doesn't meet. – Daphne Howland, Village Voice, Sep 5, 2017

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Customer Reviews

Most Incredible ending to any documentary!

From start to finish, I absolutely loved this film. It shows the story of one of the many heroes from 9/11, Welles Crowther. His heroics only became known 8 months later due to a red bandanna. My heart broke for his family listening to their accounts of losing their son/brother on 9/11. But then I felt inspired when I learned of all the courageous actions that Welles performed that day including carrying a woman down 17 flights on his back! The film further uplifts discussing Welles' legacy. All over the country, strangers honor Welles and his bandanna in art, song and sport. There are even babies named after him in many different parts of the US. With all that said, the secret revealed about Welles at the end is just INCREDIBLY inspiring. I was blown away! A perfect cap to a thoughtful, caring and beautiful film.

Man in Red Bandana

Incredible, sensitive, and an emotional documentary by first time filmaker Matt Weiss. It is a terrific and fascinating story of heroism, strength and inspiration. A must see!

Stunning movie about a real hero

Wow! This movie is a true story about a real hero who saved people from perishing during the 9/11 attacks. Recognized by President Obama, Welles Crowther's story will resonate with those who believe that there is true and selfless good in people.

Man in Red Bandana
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  • $14.99
  • Genre: Documentary
  • Released: 2017

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