Sony Corporation of America, in partnership with charity auction site Charityfolks.com, is auctioning off an autographed Sony VAIO Notebook PC that appears in the upcoming Sony Pictures movie The Taking of Pelham 1 2 3. The computer has been signed by Denzel Washington, who stars in the film.
The auction is being held exclusively on CharityFolks.com/pelham123, and will run through June 25, 2009. In addition to the autographed and fully-functional VAIO Notebook PC, the winner will also receive a pair of tickets to any upcoming Sony Pictures Entertainment movie. Fans interested in bidding can also link to the Charityfolks.com auction site through www.sony.com.
Proceeds from the auction will benefit Boys & Girls Clubs of America, which is dedicated to enabling all young people to reach their full potential through programs and services that enhance the development of boys and girls as well as providing safe places for them to learn and grow. Active supporters include corporations and celebrities, such as Sony Electronics and Boys & Girls Clubs of America national chair Denzel Washington.
The Taking of Pelham 123 opens today, Friday, June 12. It stars Denzel Washington as New York City subway dispatcher Walter Garber, whose ordinary day is thrown into chaos by an audacious crime: the hijacking of a subway train. John Travolta stars as Ryder, the criminal mastermind who, as leader of a highly-armed gang of four, threatens to execute the train’s passengers unless a large ransom is paid within one hour. As the tension mounts beneath his feet, Garber employs his vast knowledge of the subway system in a battle to outwit Ryder and save the hostages. But there’s one riddle Garber can’t solve: even if the thieves get the money, how can they possibly escape?
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About Sony Pictures Entertainment
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