• R
  • 1h 30m
  • 2017
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Charlie Sheen and Whoopi Goldberg star in this powerful film inspired by real events. When an airplane hits the World Trade Center on 9/11/01, 5 people become trapped in an elevator. Banding together, they fight all odds to try to escape the building’s collapse. As we learn their personal stories, we watch as their time together unfolds into a gripping tale of courage, faith, and the will to live.

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Common Sense Says
Misguided drama includes real-life attack footage.

What Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that 9/11 is a drama about five people stuck in a World Trade Center elevator during the attacks of September 11, 2001. It's a well-meaning but ultimately misguided attempt at entertainment, and only those with an interest in all things 9/11 will want to see it. It includes hard-hitting, upsetting, real-life footage of the attacks themselves (and subsequent building collapses), as well as bloody wounds and plenty of arguing and shouting. Language is quite strong, with many uses of "f--k," "s--t," and more. Characters talk about relationships, and a married couple kisses. One character smokes cigarettes; another takes prescription pills to soothe her nerves. The movie sparked controversy over the casting of Charlie Sheen, who in the past has made "truther" comments about the attacks, though he later apologized.

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Additional Info

  • Genre:Drama, Action
  • Release Date:September 8, 2017
  • Highest Available for Purchase:HD

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