I was watching the morning talk show and chatting online with one of my fellow Tupperware Directors when the news alert broke and showed a plane crashing into one of the World Trade Towers. My friend Caryn was freaking out because her husband Don was supposed to open the Tupperware store in that same tower that morning and she couldn’t reach him on his phone…
While being glued to the television coverage, we were to learn soon of another plane crash into the second tower and that all phones were jammed as people were frantically calling all their loved ones and trying to see who was OK. Somehow, Don got through and made it home that day. He was one of the lucky ones.
I used to hear people talk about where they were when Kennedy was shot or Pearl Harbor was attacked, it is strange to have my very own unforgettable milestone memory. I am sure YOU remember where you were then too! Everyone has a 9/11 story.
I was in this frame of mind when I was able to screen an advance copy of Charlie Sheen’s new movie, 9/11. This awe-inspiring film starring Charlie Sheen and Whoopi Goldberg was based on the original play, The Elevator, that centers on the events of September 11, 2001.
The film 9/11 is based on a true story and chronicles the lives of five average, everyday people who find themselves trapped in an elevator during the events of 9/11 in the World Trade Center.
It’s ending left me speechless.
(Visit the official website: https://www.911movie.film for more information.
That is why I am partnering with them for the #Remember911 giveaway.
One of my lucky readers will win a 9/11 prize pack.
The Prize Pack Contains:
1 – 9/11 poster Hand Signed Autographed by star Charlie Sheen
1 – “Hope” Pendant with necklace
1 – Guide to Talking To Your Children About 9/11 thanks to Tuesday’s Children
The link to enter is at the end of this post.
9/11 opens in theaters on September 8 and 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).
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.