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Loose Change: Final Cut

Dylan Avery, 2007, 130 min.

The grandaddy of all 9/11 conspiracy theory films.  Loose Change: Final Cut is the third film in a series which argue that that 9/11 was planned and conducted by elements within the U.S government, and base the claims on perceived anomalies in the historical record of the attacks. The original 2005 film was edited and re-released as Loose Change: 2nd Edition (2006), and then subsequently edited a third time for the 2nd Edition Recut (2007), each time to tighten the focus on certain key areas and to correct some inaccurate claims and remove copyrighted material. Loose Change: Final Cut was released on DVD and Web-streaming format on November 11, 2007. Vanity Fair deemed it β€œthe first internet blockbuster.” This film questions the plausibility of the Pentagon attack, World Trade Center collapse and United 93 phone calls and crash.