September 11 or 9/11 is a date that has become a reference point in American history. It is a moment by which our lives are divided into “before” and “after.” What we experienced and shared as a people on that fateful day has no equal in our past.
Based on true events, 9/11 tells the story of five (5) people trapped in an elevator in the World Trade Center. As the sun rises in the New York City on the morning of September 11, 2001, the day seems no different.
In the World Trade Center (WTC), a billionaire sits in his attorney’s office awaiting a divorce hearing against his wife. In a west side apartment, a bike messenger kisses a 5-year old daughter and sings her “Happy Birthday” before leaving for work. A maintenance man gets dispatched to help a WTC tenant with his lock. In an Upper East Side apartment, a young model musters the courage to break up with her sugar daddy. As random as random can be, these individuals step into a crowded WTC elevator.
Wrapped up in their own world, they all ride silently hearing only the sound of the elevator giving notice of each floor. When the elevator stops on the 34th floor, it empties leaving only these five behind. Moments later…. their world changes as the collision of a jet into the North Tower incapacitates the elevator.
During these critical minutes, a story of courage, faith and the will to live unfolds.
Starring Charlie Sheen (Two and a Half Men), Whoopi Goldberg (Sister Act), Luis Guzman (The Taking of Pelham 1,2,3), Gina Gershon (Showgirls), Wood Harris (Justified), Jacqueline Bisset (Dancing on the Edge (BBC), Welcome to New York), Olga Fonda (The Vampire Diaries) and Bruce Davison (ABC TV’s The Fosters).
“9/11” movie opens in Philippine cinemas September 13 from Rafaella Films International.