Man in Red Bandana

Man in Red Bandana

By Matthew J. Weiss

  • Genre: Documentary
  • Release Date: 2017-09-08
  • Advisory Rating: PG-13
  • Runtime: 1h 19min
  • Director: Matthew J. Weiss
  • Production Company: RDZ Productions, LLC
  • Production Country: United States of America
  • iTunes Price: USD 12.99
  • iTunes Rent Price: USD 4.99


''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.



  • Watch it. Without a doubt

    By Excited renter
    Amazing documentary that everyone should see. The ending blew me away but the whole familiar is carefully crafted and intellectually done. Welles was an extraordinary person and this film is an outstanding tribute to this hero. Gotta see it. Really
  • Guam Viewing

    By #Rev
    The ESPN short about Welles' sacrifice that was shown 3-4 years ago was amazing and I never thought it could be outdone until I saw this documentary the other day. This movie was incredibly done and really opens your eyes and heart EVEN MORE into the man and the hero that was Welles Crowther. My children will forever know his sacrifice and his selflessness so others may go down as he went up. This documentary is changing lives every minute and though 9-11-01 was 16 years ago, the pain doesn't go away; BUT knowing that Welles continues to live through others is simply amazing. -Dan Long Island native and USAF serviceman
  • Sad

    By TheInspiredKid
    I may not have been alive then but it was a tragic story and Welles inspired many many people to be together as one.
  • The world needs more people like Welles!

    By Juggy77
    I am quite familiar with the storyline behind The Man in the Red Bandana, and was looking forward to seeing this movie and I must say it did not disappoint. The video footage of the tragic day were quite impactful. The interviews and commentary from friends, family and the people Welles helped save were beyond moving! The most impactful part was showing to the degree Welles went to save people plus knowing how close he was to his own safety but he chose instead to run back into danger to save strangers! A true hero! Very well done!!
  • What a great film

    By Choz02
    We saw this last night in Ft. lauderdale and it was truly an amazing story. Everyone should see this film.
  • Man In Red Bandana

    By Mazymaemar
    Long awaited - and so worth the wait. A wonderful tribute to a true American hero - something positive to come out of such a tragic day.
  • MIRB - A fitting tribute

    By Willowaugust
    An important and powerful story, wonderfully told. Should be required viewing in school...Welles' legacy is the embodiment of sacrifice and love for fellow man....
  • Beautiful documentary made

    By Ms.V18
    BEST documentary made of a beautiful ANGEL with a HUGE HEART to rescue others before himself. This film will help NEVER FORGET
  • Amazing

    By Jerry Kratz
    Amazing job in the documentary. It's an amazing story. As a firefighter and lacrosse player, it shows how people would give up everything to help anyone.
  • A hero, A legacy

    By Nikki1211
    After reading The Red Bandanna by Tom Rinaldi, I felt a strong urge to know more about Welles's story. The very next day I bought tickets to view Man in Red Bandana. I was 20 years old when 9/11 happened and I have not seen footage of the actual day since the first day when I watched the 2nd tower fall on TV. Watching the footage in the documentary brought me back to that time when my innocence of youth was forever changed. The documentary includes other survivors accounts of that day in the South Tower and how a man named Welles Crowther risked his own life to save others. He was only 24 years old with a life ahead of him and it pains me that he, along with the others who lost their lives that day, will never get another day. I am grateful that his documentary was made. It will never bring Welles' or the others back, but it gave the Crowther's a special gift- their son will be a legacy for years to come. I know that does not make it any easier, but I hope they found peace in knowing they raised a magnificent, selfless man.