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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
The plane that first hit the World Trade Center was American Airlines Flight 11, and UAL 175 struck the South Tower 17 minutes later at 9:03am, September 11th, 2001. The other planes crashed near Washington and the other in rural Pennsylvania. See more »
Various goofs exist at the start of the movie while the passengers are arriving at the gate at Newark Airport which reveal the shooting location to be the domestic departure gates at Stansted Airport, Essex, UK. These include the BAA signage, the seating at the gate (17), the rail link to the international departure gates (seen through the glass at the security checkpoint) and a "2 for £25" advertisement on the passenger walkway towards the gates. See more »
This movie approaches an incredibly sensitive subject in an entirely appropriate manner: with subtlety and understatement.
The actors look like real people and talk like real people talk. There are no dramatic exclamations. Even the signature "Let's roll" line is stated almost in passing without any special significance being brought to it. The movie was utterly convincing in portraying how real people would have responded. There were no Bruce Willis or Wesley Snipe types amongst the passengers; they were ordinary folk in extraordinary situations, responding the best way they could.
Kudos to the filmmakers for not allowing this to become an overwrought melodrama. Instead, we saw a glimpse into the confusion and pain of people in the middle of the events of 9/11. Because it was understated, because it felt real, the impact was much stronger and gut-wrenching.
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