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United 93 (2006)

R  |   |  Action, Crime, Drama  |  28 April 2006 (USA)
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A real time account of the events on United Flight 93, one of the planes hijacked on 9/11 that crashed near Shanksville, Pennsylvania when passengers foiled the terrorist plot.



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On September 11, 2001, two American Airlines and two United Airlines domestic U.S. flights are hijacked by terrorists. After the collision of two planes against the World Trade Center and one against the Pentagon, the passengers and crew of United Flight 93 decide to struggle against the four terrorists to take back the control of the airplane. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


On September 11th, one of our darkest days in our history, 40 ordinary people sat down as strangers, and stood up as one. See more »

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language, and some intense sequences of terror and violence (appeal planned) | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

28 April 2006 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Flight 93  »

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Box Office


$15,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$11,478,360 (USA) (28 April 2006)


$177,151 (Chile) (29 September 2006)

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2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


There are no indications that the German passenger Christian Adams really acted the way he did in the movie. The story of the only European victim trying to stop the others from attacking the terrorists is fictitious and not based on any recordings or phone calls made in the plane. See more »


Shortly after the takeover of the cockpit there is one shot of the indicator of amount of fuel in tanks. The tanks are empty. See more »


[first lines]
Ahmed Al Haznawi: [subtitled Arabic] Ziad. It's time.
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Crazy Credits

The very last line of closing credits states that the movie was "not sponsored by, or in any way affiliated with, United Airlines." See more »


References The Wizard of Oz (1939) See more »

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I think the more people that watch this will understand a little more about human nature
12 May 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

In 'United 93' we take a look at what might have happen to United flight 93 on September 11th. Of the aircraft that were hijacked on September 11th, only United flight 93 did not reach its intended target. This is the story about the events leading up to the hijacking and about the people who tried to save United flight 93.

At first I did not want to see this film. I had no desire to see someone's interpretation of what happened. However, I am glad I did see it. This is probably one of the most riveting and intense films I have ever seen. It is a little slow at first. But, as you follow the events as they unfold, you become captivating in this movie.

Several people have pointed fingers; wanting to blame someone for what happened. I think the more people that watch this will understand a little more about human nature. I do not think anything could have prevented these tragedies; we can only hope to prevent history from repeating itself.

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