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5.0 out of 5 stars
A Stirring Tribute, August 21, 2006
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Jeffrey T. Munson (Dixon, IL) –
  

  

This review is from: Flight 93: The Movie (DVD)

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). The conversation that transpires between the two strangers is both poignant and frightening, as Lisa is able to hear everything that is happening on the plane. Todd finally asks Lisa to recite the Lord’s Prayer with him. Afterward, Todd utters the words that have become so famous to many; “Let’s Roll”.

Despite their heroic efforts, flight 93 crashed in a rural area in Pennsylvania, just 20 minutes away from the nation’s capitol. The actions of these valiant passengers likely prevented the plane from reaching its intended target, widely thought to be the White House or the Capitol Building.

This excellent movie is a fitting tribute to those heroic passengers aboard flight 93. The acting is very good, and the story is retold with complete historical accuracy. Ty Olsson, Brennan Elliott, Colin Glazer, Jeffrey Nordling, Laura Mennell (Elizabeth Wainio), and April Telek (Lyz Glick) all give powerful and moving performances as the passengers and loved ones of flight 93. Also included in the film are actual communications between the passengers and their loved ones on the ground.

I highly recommend this heartbreaking and true story. Despite the numerous casualties suffered during the attacks of September 11, 2001, the toll would have undoubtedly been much higher if not for the efforts of these brave and unselfish people. This movie serves as a glowing tribute to those aboard the plane and their loved ones. Their selfless sacrifice will never be forgotten.

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35 of 40 people found the following review helpful:
5.0 out of 5 stars
AN INTENSE, EMOTIONALLY-CHARGED RE-EENACTMENT!, April 29, 2006
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Steven Hancock (Winston Salem, NC United States) –

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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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16 of 16 people found the following review helpful:
4.0 out of 5 stars
a completely different flight, September 10, 2006
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David A. Baer (Indianapolis, IN USA) –
  

  

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This review is from: Flight 93: The Movie (DVD)

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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