Friday, September 1, 2017


September 11, 2001 is one of those moments in American history that the people who lived through the day will always remember where they were at the moment the terrorist attack happened and when the twin towers fell.  It was a pleasant sunny morning and I had just turned on the TODAY SHOW on the television set while eating a bowl of Raisin Bran of cereal for breakfast before heading out to work for the day.  They had reported that it was believed a small plane had just accidentally crashed into the World Trade Center and were showing a live feed of fire coming from one of its towers.

Suddenly from a corner of the screen I saw another plane come into the frame and crash directly into the second tower.  This was no accident!  Then news of the Pentagon attack came out and that an F-16 from our local Air Force base had just been sent out to catch another plane headed towards Washington D.C.  They brought out a television at work so everybody could stay informed about what was going on.  Amid the conversations about how they might save the people on the upper floors, we were flabbergasted and horrified to witness the World Trade Center towers implode and disintegrate before our eyes.

Suddenly the optimism that we were in the beginning of a new century turned into pessimism that the country was going to be dragged into a long conflict against radicalism and that no place would be safe against these dangerous extremists.

On September 8, 2017 a new film titled 9/11 starring Charlie Sheen and Whoopi Goldberg based upon the original play, The Elevator, will open in movie theaters across the United States.  9/11 is based upon a true story chronicling what happens to five people who find themselves trapped in a World Trade Center elevator the morning of September 11, 2001.  They 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.

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.

 Joining Sheen and Goldberg on the cast are  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).  Directed by Martin Guigui, 9/11 is rated R for its language by the Motion Picture Association of America. Some of the proceeds from the movie will support the charity Tuesday's Children.

In conjunction with the film's release, A GEEK DADDY is hosting a #Remember911 giveaway that includes an autographed movie poster by Charlie Sheen.  Complete the entries on the form below for a chance to win before 11:59 pm ET on 9/10/2017.  Must be a U.S. or Canadian resident over 18 years old to participate.
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Disclaimer & Rules:  A Geek Daddy has not been financially compensated for this endorsement or hosting the giveaway but was provided the same items being provided as a prize for personal use. The prize is provided by 9/11 Movie and A Geek Daddy is hosting the promotion as a benefit to our readers. Must be a US or Canadian resident over the age of 18 to participate.  One entry per mailing address and winner will be randomly selected from all eligible entries.  If you have already won this prize through another blog participating in this promotion, your entry will be disqualified.  By participating in this promotion you waive any liability of any kind against the publisher of this blog. Winner is subject to eligibility verification. No P.O. Boxes allowed for delivery of the prize. 9/11 Movie will be responsible for shipping the prize to the selected winner.  A Geek Daddy is not responsible for delivery of the prize.

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