United 93 (2006)

September 11, 2001. Four planes were hijacked. Three of them reached their target. This is the story of the fourth.

Blu-ray, 1h 51min
Rating: 7.5
Votes: 95131
Languages: English, Arabic, German
Country: USA, UK, France
Director: Paul Greengrass
Writer: Paul Greengrass
Music: John Powell

Plot outline

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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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.

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. - Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

The events leading up to the crash of United Airlines flight 93 in a Pennsylvania field on September 11, 2001 is told. The routine of most of the people associated with the regularly scheduled Newark to San Francisco flight was not out of the ordinary, except for the four Middle Eastern men who would eventually commandeer the plane, they who said their last prayers and goodbyes to loved ones for what they hoped would be forever on Earth before boarding the plane. Except for a thirty minute delay in getting airborne, the other passengers and crew had no idea that any additional problems would be in store for them, even as outside their world first American Airlines flight 11 from Boston to Los Angeles would be hijacked and initially assumed crashed into the World Trade Center, followed in close succession by United Airlines flight 175 also Boston to Los Angeles, and then American Airlines flight 77 Washington D.C. to Los Angeles crashing into the Pentagon. Although the cockpit would receive this news, the innocent United 93 passengers would first realize that something was wrong was when the four men violently commandeered the plane. As news filtered in to the passengers of what happened at the World Trade Center and Pentagon through clandestine Airfone calls home and of both the pilot and co-pilot probably having been killed, the surviving crew and passengers changed their priority solely from staying alive to staying alive and not allowing the hijackers to complete whatever their mission at whatever cost. - Huggo

Emotionally-packed and moving fact-based story about the passengers aboard doomed flight United 93 that was the fourth terrorist attack plane on September 11, 2001. The passengers on the flight, as a result of a delay on takeoff that placed them behind the planned attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon, are able to learn of the attacks and discern that this is no mere high-jacking. While the real events that caused the ultimate crash of the plane can never be known, the events depicted would appear to be as might be expected. The scariest part of the film is the unpreparedness of the FAA and the military in dealing with the situation, which is also well-depicted here. - John Sacksteder

Four young Arabians prepared themselves physical and spiritually in order to hijack flight United 93, the night before the fatal 11-S-2001. Same day, other three planes were hijacked as well and reached their targets: The World Trade Center and The Pentagon. British director Paul Greengrass gives a close version about what could possible happened inside the plane, basing upon the last recordings from the pilot cabin and the telephone calls made by the passengers to their beloveds. The movie shows how the passengers tried to subdue the terrorists, one of them with a bomb tied to his waist, once they had killed both pilots and one of the passengers. Meanwhile, we see the prevailing crisis in the Air Traffic Control, trying to deal with a situation which leads to close all the country's aerial space. Despite the courage of the passengers, the United Airlines' plane, with an original route to San Francisco, crashed near Shanksville, Pennsylvania, without reaching its target, located in Washington D.C. - Alejandro Frias

September 11, 2001. The nation was under attack by suicide hijackers, who hit Three famous buildings. The fourth plane United 93 was a story of 40 passengers who were strangers. Who sat through terrifying event. But found courage, rebelled and become hero's. And stood united. - sam K