United 93

United 93

United Vol 93

DVD - 2006
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Retells the story of United Airlines Flight 93 on September 11, 2001. Trapped onboard the hijacked flight, a group of ordinary citizens band together to overthrow the terrorists.
Publisher: [Universal City, CA] : Universal ; Willowdale, Ont. : Distributed by Universal Studios Canada, c2006
ISBN: 9781417083053
1417083050
Branch Call Number: DVD 973.931 Unite 3558
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (111 min.) :,sd., col. ;,12 cm., in container

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Monolith
Aug 06, 2015

I too initially refused to ever watch this based on my assumption that it exploited that heinous event. I have now obviously succumbed, recently picking it out of my local library's shelves. It was difficult to watch, and more importantly, extremely inspirational. Hollywood may have used "poetic license" or not, but the facts remain that the passengers on that doomed flight flat out refused to go down without a fight. And God bless them for that. May they rest in peace. FIVE STARS.

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JackamoJames
Jul 28, 2015

Difficult to give such a good rating to a film about such a tragic true event. To those who say " how do they know what happened" one only needs to watch the film and see the number of people who called their loved ones, explained to them what was going on, and I am sure some of the mayhem was heard as well. It was " imagined" and then pieced together with as much information as they could get. Using some of the original individuals that actually LIVED through this makes it even more believable. Top notch filmwork, acting, directing.
The extras pull at your heartstrings and you need to watch these as well.

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StarGladiator
May 13, 2015

During the pathetic and frequently misinforming American newsy coverage of the missing Malaysian Airlines Flight MH370, when various comm experts stated that cell phones would not work above a certain altitude, I thought back again and again to some mystifying aspects of this film. I cannot tell just how // fact based \\ this event actually was, but I am pretty certain that Lynn Spencer's book, Touching History, the penultimate book on 9/11, is definitely fact-based, as she ONLY reports the facts.

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HellbillyHillhound
May 12, 2015

"Fact-based story..." ????
"While the real events that caused the ultimate crash of the plane can never be known,..." ????? Perhaps they should ask the fighter pilot that shot it down.

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EMP_0
Mar 04, 2015

This was an extremely emotional and painful movie. To see the desperation when many were witnessing planes in mid-air crashing into the towers and in turn disappearing from radar knowing they couldn't do anything about it.
The determination of those who didn't allow terrorists to commit another act knowing that they would die in the outcome is heart wrenching, and the faith many showed when they turned to Jehovah in their prayers.
'O Hearer of prayer, to you people of all sorts will come.'
Psalms 65:2
It's important to know that Jehovah never condones evil and what was perpetrated was pure evil.

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Nursebob
Feb 06, 2015

I refused to see this film in the theatres thinking it to be a grotesque exploitation of other people's misery. I rented it on the advice of a fellow cinephile and quickly realized how wrong I had been. If anything this film is a respectful memorial to those who lost their lives on 9/11....one only has to see the family interviews in the "extras" section to realize this. Technically and artistically it is a tremendous achievement.....with a frantic verite style and believable dialogue delivered by some amazing actors. One gets the claustrophobic feeling that they are actually silent witnesses on the plane itself rather than passive observers. There is no political grandstanding, no patriotic propaganda.......just a heartbreaking story of some ordinary people in an extraordinary situation.

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librarianatlarge
Jul 17, 2013

A truly outstanding film. Balanced and not sensationalized telling of this horrific story. Something that really struck me towards the end of the film was the cutting back and forth between the terrorists and the passengers all praying to "god". Interesting.

wayne19711012 Mar 14, 2012

i dont know what to write

JenKemp09 Oct 27, 2011

My daughter wanted to see this movie becasue she was three at the time. Great movie.

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Keogh
Jun 13, 2011

A magnificent film, harrowing and very well done.

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Dec 29, 2010

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