On the morning of September 11, 2001, I was at home. I had graduated high school four months previous, had the day off from work, and was planning on going out on a date with my boyfreind that night. I had been scanning tv channels and had stopped on a new cast just after the first plane had hit. At first I though it was some sort of special about the Unabomber. However, as I moved though news channels I realized it was live tv. It seemed by unreal at first…until the second plane hit. It was after that when people started jumping out of the towers. I spent the bulk of the day in front of the tv in disbelief and horror. I found out the next day a co-worker’s father worked at the Pentagon and they had not heard from him yet. She was in a panic for a good part of the day, until she got the news that he was ok. He was in a hospital with severe burns he received from going back in a rescuing co-workers. He was later visited by President Bush at the hospital.
While my 9/11 story is insignificant, there are others that are much more important. 9/11, opening in theaters September 8th, is one of these stories.
In the World Trade Center, a billionaire sits in his attorney’s office awaiting a divorce hearing against his wife. In a west side apartment, a bike messenger kisses his 5-year old daughter and sings her “Happy Birthday” before leaving for work. A maintenance man gets dispatched to help a 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 World Trade Center 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.
With no understanding of what has happened and is happening around them, these fives are forced to band together and fight against all odds to escape from the impending horrific collapse. During these critical minutes, a story of courage, faith, and the will to live unfolds.
9/11 features an all star cast including 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 (X-Men).
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