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Encyclopedia > United 93 (film)
United 93
Directed by Paul Greengrass
Produced by Tim Bevan
Eric Fellner
Paul Greengrass
Lloyd Levin
Written by Paul Greengrass
Music by John Powell
Cinematography Barry Ackroyd
Editing by Clare Douglas
Richard Pearson
Christopher Rouse
Distributed by Universal Pictures
Working Title
Release date(s) April 28, 2006
September 5, 2006
Running time 111 minutes
Country France
United Kingdom
United States
Language English
Arabic
Budget $15,000,000
Official website
All Movie Guide profile
IMDb profile
Ratings
United Kingdom:  15
United States:  R

United 93 (formerly named Flight 93) is a 2006 Academy Award-nominated and BAFTA Award-winning docudrama written and directed by Paul Greengrass that chronicles events aboard United Airlines Flight 93, which was hijacked during the September 11, 2001 attacks. The film attempts to recount with as much veracity as possible (there is a disclaimer that some imagination had to be used), in real time, what has come to be known in the United States as an iconic moment of heroism. According to the filmmakers, the film was made with the full cooperation of all the families of the passengers.[1] Image File history File links Download high resolution version (450x667, 44 KB) Summary Movie poster. ... Paul Greengrass (b. ... Tim Bevan is a succesful movie producer for Universal Studios. ... Eric Fellner (b. ... Paul Greengrass (b. ... Lloyd Levin is an award-winning film producer. ... Paul Greengrass (b. ... For the geologist and U.S. explorer, see John Wesley Powell, for the Mayor of Toronto see John Powell (politician). ... Universal Pictures is the main motion picture production/distribution arm of Universal Studios, a subsidiary of NBC Universal. ... Current company logo, introduced in 1999. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... April 28 is the 118th day of the year (119th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar, with 247 days remaining. ... For the Manfred Mann album, see 2006 (album). ... Image File history File links DVD.svg Summary Official DVD logo Licensing This is a logo of a corporation, sports team, or other organization, and is protected by copyright and/or trademark. ... September 5 is the 248th day of the year (249th in leap years). ... For the Manfred Mann album, see 2006 (album). ... Image File history File links Flag_of_France. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_United_Kingdom. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... The English language is a West Germanic language that originates in England. ... Arabic ( or just ) is the largest living member of the Semitic language family in terms of speakers. ... A motion picture rating system categorizes films with regard to suitability for children and/or adults in terms of issues such as sex, violence and profanity. ... British Board of Film Classification logo The British Board of Film Classification (BBFC), originally British Board of Film Censors, is the organisation responsible for film and some video game classification and censorship within the United Kingdom. ... The MPAA film rating system is a system used in the United States and territories and instituted by the Motion Picture Association of America to rate a movie based on its content. ... // Please note that following the tradition of the English language film industry, these are the top grossing films that were first released in the United States and Canada in 2006; because they may have made most of their income in a later year, they may not be the top-grossing... Although he never won an Oscar for any of his movie performances, the comedian Bob Hope received two honorary Oscars for his contributions to cinema. ... The British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA), is a British organization that hosts annual awards shows for film, television, childrens film and television, and interactive media. ... It has been suggested that Drama Documentary be merged into this article or section. ... Paul Greengrass (b. ... United Airlines Flight 93 was a regular flight from Newark International Airport (now known as Newark Liberty International Airport) in Newark, New Jersey, to San Francisco International Airport, then continuing on to Narita International Airport in Tokyo, Japan, on a different aircraft. ... Categories: Wikipedia cleanup | Stub | Crimes | Terrorism | IT ... A sequential look at United Flight 175 crashing into the south tower of the World Trade Center The September 11, 2001 attacks (often referred to as 9/11—pronounced nine eleven or nine one one) consisted of a series of coordinated terrorist[1] suicide attacks upon the United States, predominantly...


United 93 premiered on April 26, 2006 at the Tribeca Film Festival in New York City, a festival founded to celebrate New York City as a major filmmaking center and to contribute towards the long-term recovery of lower Manhattan. [2] Several family members of the passengers aboard the flight attended the premiere to show their support. Robert De Niro and Jane Rosenthal 2005 The TriBeCa Film Festival was founded in 2002 by Jane Rosenthal and Robert De Niro in a response to the September 11, 2001 attacks on the World Trade Center and the consequent loss of vitality in the TriBeCa neighborhood in Manhattan. ... New York, NY redirects here. ...


The film opened nationwide in North America on April 28, 2006. Ten percent of the gross from the three-day opening weekend was promised toward a donation to create a memorial for the victims of Flight 93. [3] The total gross to the beginning of March 2007 was $31.4 million domestically, and $76.2 million worldwide.[4][5] April 28 is the 118th day of the year (119th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar, with 247 days remaining. ... For the Manfred Mann album, see 2006 (album). ...

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Production notes

The film was the first Hollywood feature to draw its narrative directly from the September 11 attacks. Passengers were portrayed in the film mostly by professional actors (Tom Burnett, for instance, is played by Christian Clemenson, who has appeared on Boston Legal). The roles of one of the flight attendants, the two pilots, and many other airline personnel were filled by actual airline employees. Some participants in the real-life events play themselves, notably FAA operations manager Ben Sliney. In an interview for UK magazine Attitude, casting consultant Lee Dennison revealed that stand-ins for the hijackers were used until two weeks into filming and the actors playing them were kept separate from everyone else in order to cultivate more on-screen tension. Much like American popular music, American cinema has had a profound effect on cinema across the world since the early 20th century. ... Plaque beneath flag dedicated to Tom Burnett Tom Burnett memorial flag in Bloomington, MN Thomas Edward Burnett (May 29, 1963 – September 11, 2001), was the vice president and COO of a Pleasanton, California, medical devices company, Thoratec Corporation. ... Christian Clemenson (born November 11, 1959) is an American film and television actor. ... Boston Legal is an Emmy and Golden Globe award-winning American dramedy television series that began airing on ABC on October 3rd, 2004. ... FAA may refer to: Federal Aviation Administration in the United States Fleet Air Arm in the UK Royal Navy Fuerza Aérea Argentina in Argentina This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ... Ben Sliney was the FAA Director of Operations on Sept. ... attitude is an award winning British gay lifestyle magazine distributed worldwide. ...


The dialogue, which was mostly improvised during rehearsals Greengrass held with the cast, was based on face-to-face interviews between actors and families of those they portray. Almost none of the passengers in the film are referred to by their names. Their identities remain anonymous, emphasizing the group effort over any individual heroics (and also portraying the fact that strangers on an airplane would not know one another's names). Much of the dialogue uses technical authenticity rather than theatrical embellishments, such as talk about if a plane has "Squawked 7500." Transponder codes are four digit numbers broadcast by the transponder in an aircraft in response to a secondary surveillance radar interrogation signal to assist air traffic controllers in traffic separation. ...


Filming took place on a 20-year-old reclaimed Boeing 757, formerly operated by MyTravel Airways, at Pinewood Studios near London, England. The cockpit was built by Flightdeck solutions. The location was chosen both for its financial incentives and to shield actors from unwanted public scrutiny they might have received in the U.S.[6] Action was filmed with handheld cameras, chosen for their versatility on the close-quarter sets and to create a sense of immediacy. The Boeing 757 is an American medium to long haul commercial passenger aircraft manufactured by Boeing Commercial Airplanes. ... It has been suggested that MyTravel Airways A/S be merged into this article or section. ... The entrance to Pinewood Studios Pinewood Studios is a major British film studio situated approximately 20 miles west of London among the pine trees on what was the estate of Heatherden Hall, near the village of Iver Heath, Buckinghamshire. ... This article is about the capital of England and the United Kingdom. ... Motto (French) God and my right Anthem God Save the King (Queen) England() – on the European continent() – in the United Kingdom() Capital (and largest city) London (de facto) Official languages English (de facto) Government Constitutional monarchy  -  Queen Queen Elizabeth II  -  Prime Minister Tony Blair MP Unification  -  by Athelstan 967  Area...


The title was changed from Flight 93 to United 93 in March 2006, to differentiate it from the A&E film Flight 93. Shortly thereafter, the film was given an 'R' rating by the Motion Picture Association of America for "language, and some intense sequences of terror and violence."[7] Universal Pictures appealed this rating, but it was rejected. The film was released in U.S. cinemas on April 28, 2006. It opened second in the weekend box office behind RV, but netted a slightly higher per-screen average. Flight 93 is a 2006 made-for-TV film chronicling the events aboard United Airlines Flight 93 on September 11, 2001. ... The MPAA film rating system is a system used in the United States and territories and instituted by the Motion Picture Association of America to rate a movie based on its content. ... The Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA), originally called the Motion Picture Producers and Distributors Association of America, is a non-profit trade association based in the United States which was formed to advance the interests of movie studios. ... Universal Pictures is the main motion picture production/distribution arm of Universal Studios, a subsidiary of NBC Universal. ... April 28 is the 118th day of the year (119th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar, with 247 days remaining. ... For the Manfred Mann album, see 2006 (album). ... RV is a movie starring Robin Williams, Cheryl Hines, Jeff Daniels, JoJo, Kristin Chenoweth and Josh Hutcherson. ...


Initial screenings ended with a closing credits line, "America's war on terror had begun." This was replaced in the release version with, "Dedicated to the memory of all those who lost their lives on September 11, 2001."[8] This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... The war on terrorism or war on terror (abbreviated in U.S. policy circles as GWOT for Global War on Terror) is an effort by the governments of the United States and its principal allies to destroy groups deemed to be terrorist (primarily radical Islamist organizations such as al-Qaeda...


Historical background

United Airlines Flight 93 was a Boeing 757-222 flight that regularly flew from Newark International Airport (now known as Newark Liberty International Airport) in Newark, New Jersey, to San Francisco International Airport continuing on to Narita International Airport in Tokyo, Japan, on a different aircraft. On September 11, 2001, the aircraft on the flight was one of the four planes hijacked as part of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks, intended for the United States Capitol in Washington, D.C. It was the only one of the four planes that did not reach its intended target, instead crashing near Shanksville, Pennsylvania, about 150 miles northwest of Washington. United Airlines Flight 93 was a regular flight from Newark International Airport (now known as Newark Liberty International Airport) in Newark, New Jersey, to San Francisco International Airport, then continuing on to Narita International Airport in Tokyo, Japan, on a different aircraft. ... The Boeing 757 is a medium-range transcontinental commercial passenger airplane manufactured by Boeing Commercial Airplanes. ... Newark Liberty International Airport (IATA: EWR, ICAO: KEWR), formerly known as Newark International Airport, is an international airport within the city limits of both Newark and Elizabeth, New Jersey, United States. ... Nickname: Map of Newark in Essex County County Essex Founded/Incorporated 1666/1836 Government  - Mayor Cory Booker, term of office 2006–2010 Area [1]  - City 67. ... FAA diagram of SFO “SFO” redirects here. ... Narita International Airport ) (IATA: NRT, ICAO: RJAA) is an international airport located in Narita, Chiba, Japan, in the eastern portion of the Greater Tokyo Area. ... September 11 is the 254th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (255th in leap years). ... 2001 (MMI) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Look up aircraft in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Hijackers inside flightdeck of TWA Flight 847 Aircraft hijacking (also known as skyjacking and aircraft piracy) is the take-over of an aircraft, by a person or group, usually armed. ... A sequential look at United Flight 175 crashing into the south tower of the World Trade Center The September 11, 2001 attacks (often referred to as 9/11—pronounced nine eleven or nine one one) consisted of a series of coordinated terrorist[1] suicide attacks upon the United States, predominantly... The West front of the United States Capitol. ... Nickname: Motto: Justitia Omnibus (Justice for All) Location of Washington, D.C., in relation to the states Maryland and Virginia Coordinates: Country United States Federal District District of Columbia Government  - Mayor Adrian M. Fenty (D)  - City Council Chairperson: Vincent C. Gray (D) Ward 1: Jim Graham (D) Ward 2: Jack... Photo of George W. Bush and Laura Bush visiting Shanksville on September 11, 2002 Shanksville is a borough located in Somerset County, Pennsylvania. ...


Cast

Actor Real Life Role
Christian Clemenson Tom Burnett
Trish Gates Sandra Bradshaw
David Alan Basche Todd Beamer
Cheyenne Jackson Mark Bingham
Opal Alladin CeeCee Lyles
Starla Benford Wanda Anita Green
J.J. Johnson Captain Jason Dahl
Nancy McDoniel Lorraine G. Bay
Polly Adams Deborah Welsh
Richard Bekins William Joseph Cashman
Susan Blommaert Jane Folger
Ray Charleson Joseph DeLuca
Gary Commock First Officer LeRoy Homer
Liza Colón-Zayas Waleska Martinez
Lorna Dallas Linda Gronlund
Denny Dillon Colleen Fraser
Trieste Kelly Dunn Deora Frances Bodley
Kate Jennings Grant Lauren Catuzzi Grandcolas
Peter Hermann Jeremy Glick
Tara Hugo Kristin White Gould
Marceline Hugot Georgine Rose Corrigan
Joe Jamrog John Talignani
Corey Johnson Louis J. Nacke, II
Masato Kamo Toshiya Kuge
Becky London Jean Headley Peterson
Peter Marinker Andrew Garcia
Jodie Lynne McClintock Marion R. Britton
Libby Morris Hilda Marcin
Actor Real Life Role
Tom O'Rourke Donald Peterson
Simon Poland Alan Anthony Beaven
David Rasche Donald Freeman Greene
Erich Redman Christian Adams
Michael J. Reynolds Patrick Joseph Driscoll
John Rothman Edward P. Felt
Daniel Sauli Richard Guadagno
Rebecca Schull Patricia Cushing
Chloe Sirene Honor Elizabeth Wainio
Olivia Thirlby Nicole Carol Miller
Chip Zien Mark Rothenberg
Leigh Zimmerman Christine Snyder
Khalid Abdalla Ziad Jarrah
Lewis Alsamari Saeed Al Ghamdi
Omar Berdouni Ahmed Al Haznawi
Jamie Harding Ahmed al-Nami
Thomas Roberts Himself
Michael Bencal Boston 3
Tom Fitzgerald Boston 5
Bard Marques Boston 6
John Moraitis Supervisor
Scott Tourin Boston Controller 5
Amanda Boxer Cleveland Supervisor
Morgan Deare Cleveland Supervisor
Daniel Fraser Cleveland Controller
Ben Sliney Himself
Tobin Miller Himself
Rich Sullivan Himself
Actor Real Life Role
Tony Smith Himself
Michael Bofshever John White
Carol Bento Herndon 1
Robert Serviss Herndon Command Center ATC
Matt Siebert Herndon 2
Peter Wong Herndon 5
James Fox Himself (as Major James Fox)
Shawna Fox Herself (as Staff Sgt. Shawna Fox)
Jeremy Powell Himself (as 1st Lt. Jeremy Powell)
Patrick St. Esprit Kevin Nasypany
Gregg Henry Robert Marr
Karen Kirkpatrick Dawn Doskins
Curt Applegate Himself
Kevin Delaney New York Controller
John Kaplun New York Controller
Greg Callahan Himself
John E. Smith New York Controller
Peter Pellicane Paul Thumser
Rick Tepper Himself
Bill Walsh Newark Supervisor
Craig Woythaler Matt Hall (scenes deleted)
Susie Gossling Valerio Herndon Controller (uncredited)
Dennis Karagovalis Flight Crew (uncredited)
Jeff Lipman Neads - Missile Controller (uncredited)
Matthew E. Parr Herndon ATC Operator (uncredited)
Joey Sontz Newark passenger (uncredited)

Christian Clemenson (born November 11, 1959) is an American film and television actor. ... Plaque beneath flag dedicated to Tom Burnett Tom Burnett memorial flag in Bloomington, MN Thomas Edward Burnett (May 29, 1963 – September 11, 2001), was the vice president and COO of a Pleasanton, California, medical devices company, Thoratec Corporation. ... David Alan Basche appears in the 2005 movie War of the Worlds. He plays the role of Tim, Tom Cruises son. ... Todd Morgan Beamer (November 24, 1968 – September 11, 2001) was a victim of the September 11, 2001 attacks. ... Cheyenne Jackson Cheyenne Jackson (born July 12, 1975[1]) is an American actor and singer from Newport, Washington. ... Mark Bingham Bingham played for the San Francisco Fog, a gay rugby team. ... Richard Bekins (born July 17, 1954) is an American actor best known for his role as Jamie Frame on the soap opera Another World (1979-1983). ... Denny Dillon is an American comedian and former cast member of Saturday Night Live. ... Lauren Grandcolas was one of the passengers on United Airlines Flight 93 on September 11, 2001 who made calls, providing information about the situation on the flight. ... Peter Hermann (born 15 August 1967 in Germany) is an American actor. ... Jeremy Logan Glick was a Strategic Account Manager for Vividence, Inc who died in the September 11, 2001 attacks, on board United Airlines Flight 93. ... Corey Johnson (born John Johnson, on May 17, 1961 in New Orleans, Louisiana) is an American actor largely active in the United Kingdom. ... Libby Morris is a Canadian comic actress and clown famous for her facial contortions and fast talking. ... Tom ORourke (born May 13, 1856 in Boston) was a boxing manager in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. ... David Rasche (born August 7, 1944 in St. ... Christian Adams ( - September 11, 2001) was a senior German wine promoter. ... John Rothman (June 3, 1949 –) is an American film and television actor born in Baltimore, Maryland. ... Edward P. Felt Edward Porter Felt (November 9, 1959 – September 11, 2001) was a victim of the September 11, 2001 attacks. ... Rebecca Schull is an American actress most famous for her work in television. ... Olivia Thirlby (born 1987) is an American actress. ... Born March 20, 1947 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Chip Zien graduated from the University of Pennsylvania, where he was the President of Mask & Wig, the nations oldest all-male collegiate musical comedy troupe. ... Leigh Zimmerman Leigh Zimmerman is an actress, singer and dancer born March 28, 1969 in Madison, Wisconsin, USA. She has appeared on Broadway in The Will Rogers Follies, Crazy For You and A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The Forum with Nathan Lane and in Londons West... Khalid Abdalla (born 1981 in Glasgow, Scotland) is a British actor of Egyptian heritage. ... Ziad Samir Jarrah (Arabic: زياد سمير جراح) He is believed to have taken over as the pilot of the aircraft and made an unsuccessful attempt to crash the plane into the U.S. Capitol. ... Lewis Alsamari is an Iraqi-born actor now based in England. ... This photograph of Saeed al-Ghamdi was released by the FBI in the days following the attack. ... Omar Berdouni (right) at the premiere of his film,United 93 at the Tribeca Film Festival Omar Berdouni (born July 20,1979 in Tangier, Morocco) is a Moroccan actor now residing in London. ... This photograph of Ahmed al_Haznawi was released by the FBI in the days following the attack. ... Ahmed Abdullah al-Nami (احمد النامي, also transliterated Alnami or al-Nawi) was named by the FBI as one of the hijackers of United Airlines flight 93 as part of the September 11, 2001 Terrorist Attack. ... Thomas Roberts is a news anchor with CNN Headline News. ... Amanda Boxer is a British actress, best known for her television work. ... Ben Sliney was the FAA Director of Operations on Sept. ... Gregg Henry (born May 6, 1952 in Lakewood, Colorado) is an American theater and film character actor and rock, blues, and country musician. ... Kevin Delaney was an Irish soccer player during the 1940s. ... Bill Walsh (born September 25, 1957) is an American actor best known for his role in the TV series Third Watch, where he started as a firefighter consultant to the shows producers. ...

Plot

Spoiler warning: Plot and/or ending details follow.

The film opens early on the morning of September 11, 2001 with the hijackers praying in their hotel room, and then the crew and passengers of Flight 93 assembling in the airport. We also see the air traffic control crews beginning their daily routine (including Ben Sliney), where the first hints of something wrong begin to surface. Air Traffic Control Towers (ATCTs) at Amsterdams Schiphol Airport (Netherlands) Air traffic control (ATC) is a service provided by ground-based controllers who direct aircraft on the ground and in the air. ...


Flight 93 takes off after a bit of a delay at Newark Airport. Not long afterwards, the first of the planes smashes into the World Trade Center. It is at first assumed to be an accident, but other traffic-control crews are certain something is amiss, and the United States Air Force is brought into the loop. The United States Air Force (USAF) is the aerial warfare branch of the United States armed forces and one of the seven uniformed services. ...


On board Flight 93, the hijackers hesitate and disagree as to when would be the best time to strike. Eventually one of the terrorists storms into the lavatory, assembles a bogus bomb out of modeling clay and electrical wiring, and gives the word. The other hijackers then storm the cockpit and use knives to both terrorize the flight crew and kill one passenger outright. In the cockpit they put a photo of the U.S. Capitol, their target, on the flight yoke. The control yoke of a Boeing 737 aircraft. ...


Much to the growing consternation of Sliney and his people, coordination with the Air Force is haphazard and there are simply not enough planes ready, or armed, to respond to an in-air hijacking. Sliney ultimately decides to shut down all airspace in the United States and ground every single flight.


The hijackers do not prevent the people from making phone calls through the on-board GTE Airfone system. After hearing about the crashes into the WTC, the passengers and crew understand that if they do nothing, they will also die, and eventually elect to storm the cockpit and attempt to retake the plane. The passengers make one last set of phone calls to friends and family, where they declare their intentions. The remaining crew assemble what makeshift weapons they can: cutlery, wine bottles, a fire extinguisher.


Learning that one of the passengers can fly a plane (although he has not flown a commercial aircraft), the group pin their hopes on him being able to at least control the plane. They debate whether the bomb is real or fake before deciding to start their counter-attack by overpowering the man with the bomb. As some passengers attempt to break open the cockpit door with a trolley, the hijacker piloting the plane begins to move it violently, trying to prevent the passengers from entering the cockpit. However, they eventually succeed and enter the cockpit, where some try to pull him away from the controls. He keeps the plane in a nosedive, and it plunges headfirst into a field. The last shot of the film is the ground rushing up as seen through the cockpit window.

Spoilers end here.

Controversy

The film has been criticized for its portrayal of German passenger Christian Adams. Of all passengers on the plane, only Adams is portrayed as counseling appeasement. Sunday Times critic Cosmo Landesman mused, "Surely one of the passengers didn't phone home to point out that there was a cowardly German on board who wanted to give in?"[9] Critic John Harris suggested in a Guardian blog, "there will surely be all kinds of cries about old European surrender monkeys, the United States' contrasting backbone etc."[10] The Guardian reports that Silke Adams, the Adams's widow, is "believed to have refused to cooperate on the film, saying that the memory of her husband's death was still too raw" and states that "so far there is no evidence to suggest that Christian Adams did not support the other passengers, or refused to storm the cockpit."[11] The Sunday Times is a Sunday broadsheet newspaper distributed in the United Kingdom and Republic of Ireland, published by Times Newspapers Ltd, a subsidiary of News International which is in turn owned by News Corporation. ... Cosmo Landesman is a journalist and editor and son of Fran Landesman. ... The Guardian is a British newspaper owned by the Guardian Media Group. ... Cheese-eating surrender monkeys is an insulting phrase, referring to the French, which gained notoriety in the United States, particularly in the run-up to the war in Iraq. ...


After the trailers for the film began circulating in cinemas, there were calls for Universal Pictures to pull them, due to the upset and surprise caused to some audience members.[12] One theater in Manhattan unilaterally pulled the trailer after audience complaints.[3] Movie trailers are film advertisements for films that will be exhibited in the future at a cinema, on whose screen they are shown; they are commonly known as previews of coming attractions. ... Universal Pictures is the main motion picture production/distribution arm of Universal Studios, a subsidiary of NBC Universal. ... Manhattan is a borough of New York City, USA, coterminous with New York County. ...


The Iraqi-born, London-based actor Lewis Alsamari, who plays a hijacker in the film, was denied a visa by U.S. immigration authorities when he applied to visit New York City to attend the premiere, despite having already been granted asylum in the United Kingdom since the 1990s. The reason given was that he had once been a conscripted member of the Iraqi army — although this was also the grounds for his refugee status after his desertion in 1993.[13] Lewis Alsamari is an Iraqi-born actor now based in England. ... Entry visa valid in Schengen treaty countries. ... U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) is a part of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS), and performs some of the functions formerly carried out by the United States Immigration and Naturalization Service, which was part of the Department of Justice. ... For the description of refugee as casually used for any person who has been forced to leave their home, see displaced person. ... Iraqi soldiers from the 2nd Iraqi Army Brigade, train on cordon and search procedures at Diyala Regional Training Facility in August 2005. ... For other uses of Desertion, see Abandonment. ...


The official Internet forum for the film, previously available on Universal's website, was shut down as of May 3, 2006. No word has yet come from Universal as to why the board was removed from their server.[14] This article needs additional references or sources to facilitate its verification. ...


The transcript of the cockpit voice recorder tape from United Flight 93, made public after the film was completed, shed more light on what actually happened in the final 30 minutes before the plane crashed. In some parts, it may contradict the choices made by the filmmaker in terms of some dialogue and specific aspects of the event. For example, the pilots, Jason Dahl and LeRoy Homer, are shown in the movie to be killed by the terrorists immediately as they are hijacking the plane. Some statements made by the terrorists in the transcript of the cockpit voice recorder tape,[15] as well as moans heard in the background inside the cockpit,[16] raised doubts that both pilots were indeed dead before the plane crashed; however, other documentary evidence from the 9/11 Commission Report indicated that at least one passenger reported in a cell phone call seeing two bodies, possibly the pilots, lying dead on the floor outside the cockpit after the hijacking.[17] In aircraft, the flight data recorder (FDR) and the cockpit voice recorder (CVR) are used to record aircraft and pilot behavior in order to analyze accidents, and are usually called black boxes by the news media. ... LeRoy Wilton Homer Jr. ... In aircraft, the flight data recorder (FDR) and the cockpit voice recorder (CVR) are used to record aircraft and pilot behavior in order to analyze accidents, and are usually called black boxes by the news media. ... The cover of the final 9/11 report, which can be purchased in bookstores across the United States and around the world The references in this article would be clearer with a different and/or consistent style of citation, footnoting or external linking. ...


Inaccuracies

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  • The United Airlines logo at the gate was not used until after 2001
  • The UPS airplane on the ground at Newark airport is painted with UPS's new logo, which was not used until after 2003.
  • In the beginning of the movie when the pilots are walking towards the gate, the airplane is a Boeing 777, not a Boeing 757.
  • In an early runway scene a billboard for Chicken Little can be seen, although that film was not released until 2005.
  • After takeoff the exterior of the plane switches from a 757 to an Airbus A320.
  • Though the passengers are shown towards the film's end to storm the cockpit of United Flight 93, black box recordings of the actual flight have indicated that the passengers were unable to enter it.
  • The air traffic controllers state that they were taking off from runway 4 left, and the pilots confirm it. But they actually took off from runway 22 right, the opposite end of the runway. Although in the beginning, when you see the American 757 taking off and the Continental ERJ landing, both are going in the right direction of the runway 4s.
  • One of the computers in the Air Traffic Control Centre is running Windows XP although XP was not released until the end of October.

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Critical reception

Roger Ebert, Michael Medved, Peter Travers, and James Berardinelli all awarded it with four stars. It was termed 'one of the most moving films of the year' by Peter Travers in Rolling Stone, and achieved an average 90% rating from the Web site Rotten Tomatoes, another 90% from Metacritic and a 95% from the Broadcast Film Critics Association. At the end of 2006, United 93 received 138 Top 10 mentions out of 250 lists including 27 #1 mentions at the website Movie City News making it the #1 movie of 2006 [18][19][20] with a score of 917.5 points. In addition of Movie City News, it is the #1 film of 2006 among the critics at Metacritic [21] even though that their best reviewed movie of 2006 was Army of Shadows [22]. As of April 24, 2007, the film holds the 224 spot on the IMDb Top 250 list with a 7.9 out of 10 rating [23]. Roger Joseph Ebert (born June 18, 1942) is a Pulitzer Prize-winning American film critic. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... Peter Travers is the film critic and music critic for Rolling Stone. ... James Berardinelli (born September 1967, New Brunswick, New Jersey) is an online film critic. ... Peter Travers is the film critic and music critic for Rolling Stone. ... This article is about the magazine. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... Metacritic is an Internet website that collates reviews of music albums, games, movies, TV shows, DVDs and books. ... The Broadcast Film Critics Association (BFCA) is the largest film critics organization in the U.S. and Canada, representing 199 television, radio and online critics. ... Metacritic is an Internet website that collates reviews of music albums, games, movies, TV shows, DVDs and books. ... Army of Shadows (French: LArmée des ombres) is a 1969 French film directed by Jean-Pierre Melville. ... The Internet Movie Database (IMDb) [1] is an online database of information about actors, movies, television shows, television stars and video games. ...

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Awards and nominations

Awards won

60th BAFTA Film Awards February 11, 2007 The 60th British Film Awards, given by the British Academy of Film and Television Arts took place on 11 February 2007, and honoured the best films of 2006. ... Winners of the BAFTA Award for Best Direction presented by the British Academy of Film and Television Arts. ... Paul Greengrass (b. ... Christopher Rouse (born 15 February 1949 in Baltimore, Maryland) is an American composer. ... Lieutenant-Colonel Richard Lyons Otway Pearson CB (1831–30 May 1890) was Assistant Commissioner (Executive) of the London Metropolitan Police. ... The American Film Institute (AFI) is an independent non-profit organization created by the National Endowment for the Arts, which was established in 1967 when President Lyndon B. Johnson signed the National Foundation on the Arts and the Humanities Act. ... 2nd Austin Film Critics Association Awards 2006 Best Picture: United 93 The 2nd Austin Film Critics Association Awards, honoring the best in film making in 2006, were given in 2007. ... The Boston Society of Film Critics (BSFC) is organization of film reviewers from Boston, Massachusetts, United States, based publications. ... Sight & Sound is a British monthly magazine about film. ... The Broadcast Film Critics Association (BFCA) is the largest film critics organization in the U.S. and Canada, representing 199 television, radio and online critics. ... The Dallas-Fort Worth Film Critics Association (DFWFCA) is an organization of 35 print, radio/TV and internet journalists from Dallas-Fort Worth-based publications. ... Empire is a British film magazine published monthly by Emap Consumer Media since July 1989. ... Established in 1973 this film award is given to outstanding achievement in British film by the British newspaper Evening Standard. ... The Kansas City Film Critics Circle (KCFCC) is a group of media film critics based in Kansas City, Kansas, USA. It is one of the oldest recognized voting groups in the country and was founded by the late Dr. James K. Loutzenhiser. ... Paul Greengrass (b. ... The Las Vegas Film Critics Society (LVFCS) is a non-profit organization, composed of selected print, television and internet film critics in the Las Vegas area. ... The London Film Critics Circle, also known as the Critics Circle, was started in 1913 as an association for working British critics. ... Paul Greengrass (b. ... Paul Greengrass (b. ... Eric Fellner (b. ... Tim Bevan is a succesful movie producer for Universal Studios. ... The Los Angeles Film Critics Association (LAFCA) was founded in 1975. ... Paul Greengrass (b. ... The National Society of Film Critics or NSFC is an American film critic organization. ... Paul Greengrass (b. ... New York Film Critics Circle Awards are given annually to honor excellence in cinema worldwide by an organization of film reviewers from New York City-based publications. ... The Oklahoma Film Critics Circle is a group of film critics from Oklahoma who annually vote on the top films of that year. ... The Online Film Critics Society (OFCS) , the professional association for film journalists, scholars and historians who publish their reviews, interviews and essays exclusively or primarily in the online media. ... Christopher Rouse (born 15 February 1949 in Baltimore, Maryland) is an American composer. ... Lieutenant-Colonel Richard Lyons Otway Pearson CB (1831–30 May 1890) was Assistant Commissioner (Executive) of the London Metropolitan Police. ... The Phoenix Film Critics Society (PFCS) is an organization of film reviewers from Phoenix-based publications. ... The San Diego Film Critics Society (SDFCS) is an organization of film reviewers from San Diego-based publications. ... Christopher Rouse (born 15 February 1949 in Baltimore, Maryland) is an American composer. ... Lieutenant-Colonel Richard Lyons Otway Pearson CB (1831–30 May 1890) was Assistant Commissioner (Executive) of the London Metropolitan Police. ... San Francisco Film Critics Circle Awards are given annually to honor fine achievements in filmmaking by an organisation of film reviewers from San Francisco-based publications. ... Paul Greengrass (b. ... The Southeastern Film Critics Association (SEFCA) is an organization of film reviewers from publications based in the Southeastern United States. ... 5th Washington D.C. Area Film Critics Association Awards December 11, 2006 Best Picture: United 93 The 4th Washington D.C. Area Film Critics Association Awards, honoring the best in filmmaking in 2006, were given on 11 December 2006. ...

Nominations

The 79th Academy Awards ceremony, honoring the best in film for 2006, took place on February 25, 2007 at the Kodak Theatre in Hollywood, California. ... The Academy Award for Directing is an accolade given to the person that the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences feels was best director of the past year. ... Paul Greengrass (b. ... The Academy Award for Film Editing was first given for films issued in 1934. ... Christopher Rouse (born 15 February 1949 in Baltimore, Maryland) is an American composer. ... Lieutenant-Colonel Richard Lyons Otway Pearson CB (1831–30 May 1890) was Assistant Commissioner (Executive) of the London Metropolitan Police. ... Founded in 1950, American Cinema Editors (ACE) is an honorary society of film editors that are voted in based on the qualities of professional achievements, their education of others, and their dedication to editing itself. ... Christopher Rouse (born 15 February 1949 in Baltimore, Maryland) is an American composer. ... Lieutenant-Colonel Richard Lyons Otway Pearson CB (1831–30 May 1890) was Assistant Commissioner (Executive) of the London Metropolitan Police. ... 60th BAFTA Film Awards February 11, 2007 The 60th British Film Awards, given by the British Academy of Film and Television Arts took place on 11 February 2007, and honoured the best films of 2006. ... Tim Bevan is a succesful movie producer for Universal Studios. ... Lloyd Levin is an award-winning film producer. ... Paul Greengrass (b. ... Paul Greengrass (b. ... Founded in 1953, Motion Picture Sound Editors (M.P.S.E.) is an honorary society of motion picture sound editors. ... The Writers Guild of America (WGA) is the collective bargaining representative, or labor union, for writers in the motion picture and television industries in the United States. ... Paul Greengrass (b. ... The Bodil Awards are the main Danish film awards, awarded annually by the association of Copenhagen film critics (Filmmedarbejderforeningen) at a gala show in the Imperial cinema in central Copenhagen. ... The Boston Society of Film Critics (BSFC) is organization of film reviewers from Boston, Massachusetts, United States, based publications. ... Paul Greengrass (b. ... The Broadcast Film Critics Association (BFCA) is the largest film critics organization in the U.S. and Canada, representing 199 television, radio and online critics. ... Paul Greengrass (b. ... The Chicago Film Critics Association is an American film critic association. ... Paul Greengrass (b. ... Paul Greengrass (b. ... The Dallas-Fort Worth Film Critics Association (DFWFCA) is an organization of 35 print, radio/TV and internet journalists from Dallas-Fort Worth-based publications. ... Paul Greengrass (b. ... Empire is a British film magazine published monthly by Emap Consumer Media since July 1989. ... Paul Greengrass (b. ... Paul Greengrass (b. ... Christopher Rouse (born 15 February 1949 in Baltimore, Maryland) is an American composer. ... Lieutenant-Colonel Richard Lyons Otway Pearson CB (1831–30 May 1890) was Assistant Commissioner (Executive) of the London Metropolitan Police. ... The Online Film Critics Society (OFCS) , the professional association for film journalists, scholars and historians who publish their reviews, interviews and essays exclusively or primarily in the online media. ... Paul Greengrass (b. ... Paul Greengrass (b. ... The Southeastern Film Critics Association (SEFCA) is an organization of film reviewers from publications based in the Southeastern United States. ... Paul Greengrass (b. ... The Toronto Film Critics Association (TFCA) is an organization of film reviewers from Toronto-based publications. ... Paul Greengrass (b. ... Paul Greengrass (b. ... Paul Greengrass (b. ...

See also

It has been suggested that List of fictional works dealing with 9/11 be merged into this article or section. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with Flight 93. ... Flight 93 is a 2006 made-for-TV film chronicling the events aboard United Airlines Flight 93 on September 11, 2001. ... World Trade Center (also spelled as World Trade Centre) is a 2006 dramatic film based on the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center towers of New York City, released by Paramount Pictures on August 9. ... There are very few or no other articles that link to this one. ...

References

  1. ^ Four Years On, a Cabin's-Eye View of 9/11 January 1, 2006 New York Times article
  2. ^ September 11 plane drama to open NY film festival March 29, 2006 Reuters article
  3. ^ a b A Dark Day Revisited April 10, Newsweek
  4. ^ msnbc
  5. ^ Box Office mojo - United 93
  6. ^ The Day They Hijacked America April 28 2006 The Guardian
  7. ^ MPAA Film Ratings
  8. ^ A Flight to Remember April 18, 2006 The Village Voice
  9. ^ "A terrifying flight back in time" June 04, 2006 The Times
  10. ^ Skating on thin air May 25, 2006 http://commentisfree.guardian.co.uk, accessed June 11, 2006
  11. ^ United 93 'surrender monkey' defends role in film The Guardian (June 7, 2006)
  12. ^ Universal Will Not Pull 'United 93' Trailer, Despite Criticism April 4, 2006, New York Times
  13. ^ 9/11 film actor refused visa for US premiere April 21, 2006 The Times
  14. ^ Former Site of United 93 Universal Pictures Message Board
  15. ^ United Flight 93 Cockpit Voice Recorder Transcript. Some point to the comment made at 9:45:25 to indicate doubt that both pilots were dead. Accessed December 10, 2006
  16. ^ United Flight 93 Cockpit Voice Recorder Transcript. There are several unattributed groans recorded at 9:58, before the passenger assault on the cockpit apparently began. Accessed December 10, 2006
  17. ^ The 9/11 Commission Report, Page 13, paragraph 2. Accessed December 10, 2006
  18. ^ 2006 Overall Critic's Top 20 - Movie City News
  19. ^ 2006 Overall Critics Choice Results Discussion - The Hot Button
  20. ^ 2006 Overall Critics Choice Chart - Movie City News
  21. ^ 2006 Overall Critics Top 10 Lists - Metacritic
  22. ^ Best Reviewed Film of 2006 - Metacritic
  23. ^ http://imdb.com/title/tt0475276/

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