9/11 parents guide

9/11 Parent Guide

One fateful elevator ride.

Release date September 8, 2017

On the fateful day of September 11, 2001, a building supervisor (Whoopi Goldberg) tried to help five people (Charlie Sheen, Gina Gershon, Luis Guzmán, Wood Harris, Olga Fonda) who got stuck in an elevator in one of the World Trade Centers in New York City.

Why is 9/11 rated R? The MPAA rated 9/11 R for language.

Run Time: 90 minutes

News About "9/11"

This movie is based on a play titled Elevator, written by Patrick James Carson. Previously produced for amateur theater, the script is getting the Hollywood treatment and will now star Charlie Sheen and Whoopi Goldberg.

Because 9/11 has an R-rating from the MPPA (mostly for language), it will not be a movie you can share with your young children. If you are looking for ways to teach your kids about the significance of the day the New York Trade Towers came crashing down, check out Nickelodeon Network’s Nick News: What Happened? The Story of September 11, 2001.

Movies can be an effective way of helping children understand and appreciate history, but remember all stories are told with some bias or artistic license. So be sure to check out other sources as well. For instance, you can learn more here about the 9/11 attacks on the New York City World Trade Centers and the Pentagon, and the United Airlines Flight that was highjacked by terrorists, but went down in a field instead of hitting another target:

Cast and Crew

9/11 is directed by Martin Guigui and stars Charlie Sheen, Whoopi Goldberg, Gina Gershon .

Home Video

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The harrowing events that transpired on September 11, 2001 (also known as 9/11) are also depicted in the movies United 93 (R) and World Trade Center (PG-13). The impact this momentous event has on a young child is depicted in Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close (PG-13).