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United 93 (2006)

A real-time account of the events on United Flight 93, one of the planes hijacked on September 11th, 2001 that crashed near Shanksville, Pennsylvania when passengers foiled the terrorist plot.

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Nominated for 2 Oscars. Another 28 wins & 54 nominations. See more awards »
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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

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United they stood. See more »


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

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28 April 2006 (USA)  »

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Trivia

The Military controllers were only used during the military scenes. The civilian air traffic scenes were done by real FAA air traffic controllers. See more »

Goofs

When the captain turns off the fasten seat-belt sign, the flight attendant walks through the closed curtain, turns and closes it again, says her line at the front of the plane, and turns back towards the curtain, which is now fully open. See more »

Quotes

[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 »

Connections

References The Wizard of Oz (1939) See more »

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Understated but powerful
28 April 2006 | by See all my reviews

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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