TCA: USA Network to Air 9/11-Themed Film

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USA Network will commemorate the 10th anniversary of the World Trade
Center attacks with the Sept. 11 airing of the original film The Space Between.

The film, which was screened at the Tribeca Film Festival, stars Oscar and Golden Globe nominated actress Melissa Leo (The Fighter, Frozen River) as flight attendant whose plane is grounded in Texas the morning of 9/11.

realizing that a Pakistani-American boy who is also on the plane lives
in New York and whose father works in the World Trade Center, she's
forced to drive the boy back home to his uncertain future in New York.

The film is part of Part of USA's "Characters Unite" campaign to combat discrimination, according to network officials.

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