9/11 Movie Release Date, Storyline, Cast and More

9/11 is an American action drama film released in 2017 and directed by Martin Guigui. Martin Guigui and Steven Golebiowski wrote the screenplay for the film. The elevator is a stage drama written by Patrick James Carson that is based on real events and takes place during the terrorist attacks that occurred on September 11 at the World Trade Center in New York City. In the United States, the movie starring Charlie Sheen, Whoopi Goldberg, Gina Gershon, Luis Guzmán, and Jacqueline Bisset was released on September 8th, 2017.

9/11: Storyline

The movie starts with a shot of the skyline of Lower Manhattan early on September 11, 2001. Michael is a bike messenger, and before he heads out on his delivery route, he tells his young daughter a happy birthday. Metzie is getting coffee at a cafe before going to work as an elevator dispatcher in the North Tower.

Jeffrey Cage, a billionaire trader, and his wife, Eve, will sign divorce papers at 8:00 AM in the law offices of the North Tower. At 8:46 AM, Michael, Eve, and Jeffrey are going down in an elevator when American Airlines Flight 11 crashes into the building between the 93rd and 99th floors. This causes the elevator to stop around the 38th floor and its electronic parts to stop working.

Eddie, a maintenance worker, and Tina, a woman who has come to the WTC to break up with her rich boyfriend, are also in the elevator. They try to open the elevator doors to get out, but they can’t because the doors are locked for security.

Metzie talks to the group through the elevator’s public address system from the elevator dispatch centre on the lower floors of the North Tower. She tells them that their only chance is to force open the elevator door and send Eddie to the power room to rewire the elevator. The people inside the elevator start to think of ways to open the door. First, they try to open it with their hands, but it’s too tight. Then, they try to open the emergency shaft above, but it can only be opened from the outside.

Metzie tells the group that the firefighters can’t get to the top floor and that they need to unbolt the doors to get in. Eddie is able to unlock the locking mechanism with a screwdriver, and they break through a block of drywall into a janitor’s room. Only Eve is able to get out of the hole before the elevator lowers, which stops the others from getting out through the hole.

Jeffrey tells Eve that he loves her and that they will meet in the lobby. Then, as the elevator starts to fall, everyone in it lies on their backs and braces for the impact. Everyone gets hurt as the elevator rushes down to the lobby level, but they all make it out alive. Eve finds a firefighter to help her open the elevator door, and everyone gets out except Jeffrey, who is stuck in the elevator as it falls. As the North Tower falls, the firefighter climbs on top of the elevator, opens the emergency shaft, and reaches out to Jeffrey.

9/11 Movie: Cast

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The list of the main cast of the 9/11 movie is below:-

  • Jeffrey Cage is played by Charlie Sheen.
  • As Eve Cage, Gina Gershon
  • Eddie is played by Luis Gán.
  • Michael is Wood Harris.
  • Tina played by Olga Fonda
  • Dian by Jacqueline Bisset.
  • Metzie, played by Whoopi Goldberg.
  • Bruce Davison portraying Monohan
  • As Holly, Faune A. Chambers.
  • As Nicki, Whitney Avalon.

9/11 : History Of Sheen And The 9/11 Truth Movement

In 2006, Sheen gave an interview on a radio program hosted by Alex Jones, a far-right conspiracy theorist, in which he expressed his support for the 9/11 Truth movement, which was expanding at the time. Sheen hypothesized that the destruction of the Twin Towers was the result of a deliberate demolition, which was then followed by a cover-up on the part of the United States government.

He continued by saying, “It appears to me like 19 amateurs with box cutters taking over four commercial airliners and striking 75% of their objectives — that feels like a conspiracy theory.” In 2006, Sheen spoke alongside Alex Jones at a 9/11 truther convention in Los Angeles. Subsequently, on an episode of Jimmy Kimmel Live!, Sheen restated his thoughts regarding the 9/11 conspiracy.

During an interview with The Hollywood Reporter that took place in September 2017, Sheen reiterated his support for the 9/11 truther movement by making the following statement: “I wasn’t simply thinking of ideas related to the 9/11 attacks. I was essentially repeating the queries of people who were far more knowledgeable and experienced than I was and who had very similar concerns. Not to put this in the past because, as it was so eloquently expressed, we must “never forget,” but there are still a couple of things that are merely anchored in plain physics that beg for some amount of investigation.”

Pete Davidson, a cast member on Saturday Night Live whose father was a firefighter and was killed in the 9/11 attacks, criticized the movie in an Instagram post. He cited Sheen’s past with the Truther movement as the reason for his criticism. The decision of director Martin Guigui to feature an outspoken 9/11 Truther in a movie on the events has been labeled as hypocritical by several audience members.

Gina Gershon, who plays Sheen’s co-star in the film “9/11,” claimed that she was unaware of Sheen’s previous statements about conspiracies until after production on the movie had been completed. She stated that had she known about those statements, she would have asked Sheen about them before agreeing to work on the project.

9/11Movie: Release Date

On July 21, 2017, the first trailer was made available, and it was met with criticism. According to Zack Sharf, who writes for IndieWire, the movie seems to be “one of the most insulting films ever made,” in part because “the collapse of the Twin Towers  exploited as a ticking-time clock.” Additionally, it was mentioned in the New York Daily News that the teaser had been “criticised as ‘offensive’ on social media.”

On September 8, 2017, about 16 years after the attacks took occurred, the movie was finally made public.

9/11 Movie: Trailer

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9/11 Movie : Ratings And Reviews

Based on 10 reviews, the movie has a 20% approval rating on Rotten Tomatoes, with an average rating of 2.6/10. Based on the reviews of 4 critics, the film has a weighted average score of 20 out of 100 on Metacritic. This means that “generally negative reviews” have been written about it.

Kimber Meyers of the Los Angeles Times gave the movie a bad review, saying, “9/11 trades on the emotional weight of its namesake day, manipulating audiences into feelings that have nothing to do with the mess that’s actually on screen.”

Frank Scheck of The Hollywood Reporter also gave the movie a bad review, saying, “9/11 proves so exploitative that its dedication to the victims and first responders feels tawdry.” Rich Juzwiak, writing for Jezebel, said that even though the movie ends with the words “Never Forget” on the screen, “I won’t, 9/11, but you’ve done your damnedest to make me want to.”

Alonso Duralde of TheWrap praised Gina Gershon and Jacqueline Bisset’s performances and wrote, “Sixteen years later, 9/11 remains too sensitive a subject for a movie as clumsy as 9/11 to get entirely right. And even if the film relies too much on the real-life horror of the actual event to give it some weight, the performances touch the emotions honestly and rightfully.”

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