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Flight 93: The Movie

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Jeffrey Nordling, Ty Olsson, Kendall Cross, Brennan Elliott. September 11, 2001 changed America forever. But if anything typlified the character of the American spirit better than the courageous actions of 40 passengers on United Airlines' Flight# 93 on that fateful day, I'm sure I don't know what it is. This 2006 made-for-TV presentation was the most watched in A&E history. 2006/color/90 min/NR.

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Three months before the much-publicized theatrical release of United 93, the same true-life tragedy was faithfully dramatized in Flight 93, an equally praiseworthy TV movie that was originally broadcast on the A&E network on January 30, 2006. The fourth plane to be hijacked on September 11th, 2001 – and the only plane that didn't reach its intended terrorist target – is the riveting subject of this film, which unfolds in real-time (similar but not identical to United 93), beginning with the terrorists' preparations and boarding of the ill-fated flight. We then follow the notorious events as they unfold, and from that moment on, it's nearly impossible to take your eyes off the screen. The intense drama focuses on the passengers who ultimately thwarted the terrorists – they include Tom Burnett (Jeffrey Nordling), Todd Beamer (Brennan Elliot), and Mark Bingham (Ty Olsson) – but as their counter-attack plans are being made, the action also reveals the chaotic nature of the ground response, from the White House bunker (where Vice President Cheney was moved for security) to Offices of the Federal Aviation Agency, Verizon headquarters (where in-flight calls were monitored), and United Airlines flight control, where pilots and terrorists alike could be heard throughout the terrible ordeal of the hijacking.

To his credit, director Peter Markle steers clear from any sense of exploitation (it helps that there was a five-year gap between the 9/11 tragedy and this respectable film); furthermore, both Markle and screenwriter Nevin Schreiner avoid the pitfalls of melodrama by keeping the action rooted in the facts as we know them. Speculation is necessary for some of the dramatic details, but Flight 93 benefits from a well-chosen cast of unknowns, which enhances our belief in them as ordinary citizens under extraordinary circumstances. As you might expect, several scenes are inherently unforgettable (up to and including the now heroic phrase "Let's roll!" as the counter-attack begins), and the authentically played emotions are further intensified by realistic special effects by Gary Gutierrez, who performed similarly laudable duties on The Right Stuff 23 years earlier, at the start of his visual effects career. Produced with the cooperation of surviving family members of those who perished on Flight 93, this well-made TV film handles difficult material with grace under pressure, and that alone serves as an admirable tribute to those brave passengers who gave their lives so that others could be saved. --Jeff Shannon


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  • Actors: Jeffrey Nordling, Brennan Elliott, Kendall Cross, Ty Olsson, Monnae Michaell
  • Directors: Peter Markle
  • Writers: Nevin Schreiner
  • Producers: Clara George, David Craig, David Gerber, Delia Fine, Jeffrey Harstedt
  • Format: Widescreen, Color, Full Screen, NTSC
  • Language: English (Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo)
  • Subtitles: Spanish
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated:
    PG-13
    Parents Strongly Cautioned
  • Studio: Uav Corporation
  • DVD Release Date: May 2, 2006
  • Run Time: 89 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (85 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B000EYJHDS
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #41,933 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
  • Learn more about "Flight 93: The Movie" on IMDb

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By David A. Baer VINE VOICE on September 10, 2006
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This fine A&E reenactment of one slice of the confusing events of September 11, 2001 succeeds in showing the combination of ad hoc citizen response and highly professional management that greeted the high-speed unfolding of those incomprehensible events.

The grippingly eerie music of the soundtrack frames the portraits of normalcy that open the film. Early on, we are shown the names of many of Flight 93's passengers when the camera focuses on the processing of their boarding passes by a Newark flight agent. From then on, we see them as real people who find themselves the protagonists of a seemingly unreal attack.

When it becomes clear that Flight 93 is 'obviously not planning on landing', the passengers - with the encouragement or acquiescence of grieving family on the ground - do what they have to do to 'regain control of the plane'.

Flight 93 suggests the possibility that orders were given - or would soon have been given - to take the flight down as it made its erratic way towards Washington. This reviewer - a frequent flyer - applauds discussion of this possibility and believes such action should be taken in the event we again find ourselves in this predicament.

Flight 93 is not an easy film to watch. Yet it is salutary to do so, for a moment to imagine the terror experienced by civilians caught in a war in the airspace above a peaceful land, to see that evil *and* fear coexist in the eyes of the people who do such things, and to remember that sometimes the most dire of circumstances squeeze heroism to the surface of quite ordinary lives.
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On a bright September morning in 2001, four commercial airliners were hijacked by Arab terrorists. Three of them were deliberately crashed into buildings; two into the World Trade Center and one into the Pentagon. The fourth airliner, United Airlines flight 93, was also scheduled to be flown into a building, possibly the White House or the Capitol building, but the heroic passengers aboard this flight fought back against the terrorists. Despite knowing that they were all going to die, these brave people banded together and managed to thwart the efforts of the terrorists.

The movie is shown through the eyes of the passengers of flight 93. Their flight begins normally, but once airborne, four Arab terrorists, who claim to have a bomb, succeed in breaking into the cockpit and taking control of the aircraft. The plane, originally bound for San Francisco, is turned around and is now heading east. The terrorists, armed whitn box cutters, have already killed one of the passengers and wounded several others. Some of the passengers, including Tom Burnett (Jeffrey Nordling) have begun making cell phone calls to their loved ones. It is during one of these that Burnett learns from his wife that the World Trade Center has been struck. Tom deduces that his plane is also intended to be used as a suicide plane to be flown into another building.

Some of the other passengers, including Mark Bingham (Ty Olsson), Todd Beamer (Brennan Elliott), and Jeremy Glick (Colin Glazer) develop a plan to charge the cockpit and overthrow the terrorists. In the meantime, Todd Beamer has called the Verizon center. The call is answered by Lisa Jefferson (Monnae Michaell).
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"Flight 93" is a riveting, powerful television film that recreates the events of that tragic September morning, as forty brave passengers banned together to re-take their hijacked plane from terrorists who are hell-bent on crashing it into either the White House or the Capitol Building. Outstanding performances, breathtaking visual effects, and exceptional storytelling fuel the film's powerful presentation of the price that was paid on 9/11. I highly recommend it!

Movie/DVD Grade: A
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A Kid's Review on August 19, 2006
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I watched this film for the first time today. I'm going to be honest here. I have never cried so much in my life. It broke my heart seeing what these people actually went through (or pretty close to it). The phone calls home were almost unbearable to watch. I should have used tissue paper to wipe my tears because my shirt was practically soaked afterwards. Every year that goes by after 9/11 it seems that people get more and more desensitized. I agree that we must move on, but it saddens me that conspiracy videos about 9/11 have now been made and when I talk about 9/11 to my friends they act like it wasn't even a big deal. That devastates me. It is imperative that every American watches this movie to remind yourself of what happened on that horrific day 5 years ago, and to feel for the victims and their families that they left behind.
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I rented this movie by mistake thinking it was United 93 and I'm glad I did. This is a totally different movie experience nobody should miss. It seemed more like a documentry that took place exactly as it was happening. This is not your typical hollywood film that gets mixed up with well known actors/actress and special effects. About halfway through the movie, I had to sit down on the floor to watch, wanting to bit my finger nails. The movie Godsend w/Robert De Niro gave a creppy experience that I can't describe. This movie gives an experience much similar but in a different way. It really made me feel every emotion the passengers felt. Did I mention how realistic this movie was!?!? A++++++++HIGHLY RECOMMENDED! RENT IT TODAY!!!!!!!
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