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Flight 93 (2006)

TV Movie  -   -  Drama | History  -  30 January 2006 (USA)
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Flight 93 is the story of the heroic passengers that took back their plane in an effort to stop a 9-11 terrorist attack.

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On September 11th 2001, four domestic flights are hijacked by terrorists in the United States of America. After the collision of three against selected targets, the passengers and crew of United Airlines Flight 93 fight against four terrorists to take back the control of the airplane. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Four terrorists wanted to turn flight 93 into a weapon. Forty brave passengers and crew stopped it from reaching its target.

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Rated PG-13 for some violence and emotional depiction of the hijack situation | See all certifications »

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Kenneth Kantymir (who played Andrew Garcia, one of the five men who rushed the cockpit) wore his own Star of Courage bravery medal pinned over his heart for the entire shoot to honor the memory of these heroic men. See more »

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When Tom Burnett is taking to his wife, you see that Tom's kids are playing with a Puma Shudoh Soccer Ball that was first made in 2003. (96 minutes into the movie) See more »

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(Closing Dedication) This film is dedicated to the passengers and crew of Flight 93, and to their families. See more »

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Weak effort. Watch "United 93" instead
9 January 2007 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

The made-for-TV "Flight 93" was on A&E last night, so I watched it having recently been pleasantly impressed by the (similar/same) story of "United 93", which I rented on DVD just a few weeks ago.

Perhaps my opinion of "Flight" would be different if I had not seen "United" first, but I just didn't feel the power, emotion and anger that I'd felt while watching "United". "Flight" felt detached, poorly-acted and strangely 'calm', whereas "United" portrayed well the sense of in-credulousness of the situation as it unfolded and brought back the sick feeling we all had that day when it was realized what was actually going on. The air traffic controllers/airline people on the ground in "Flight" however seemed content to sit there serenely and simply wait for another opportunity to say, "There goes another one". And when one of the hijacked passengers uses his cell phone to give a sad farewell to his wife, she hangs up without even saying so much as "I love you".

Perhaps though my main problem with "Flight" is that it merely recreates what (is believed) to have happened, while "United" does the same while reminding us that procedures, organization & interaction on the ground were inexcusably poor, and that there are valuable lessons to be learned from this tragedy. By glossing over that aspect of the fateful day, "Flight 93" falls flat.

So if you've seen "United 93" already, don't waste your time with "Flight 93" - and if you haven't seen either but are interested in the story, make it "United".


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