United 93

United 93

Paul Greengrass (2006)

15 Certificate


Our Score
The first major film to be released about the events of 9/11 is no hackneyed disaster movie, as some may have feared, but a fittingly sober and dignified affair. For this retelling of the events aboard the only hijacked plane that didn't reach its intended target that day, writer/director Paul Greengrass adopts a dialogue-light, almost documentary approach. The sense of reality is heightened by the casting of relative unknowns and the use of varying perspectives from air-traffic control, the military, the plane's passengers and the terrorist hijackers themselves. Blending known facts with educated guesswork - and with no bias or axe to grind - Greengrass crafts a credible and moving film about ordinary folk forced into one extraordinary act of courage. It's a matter of recorded history that the passengers' attempt to overwhelm the hijackers ended with the plane crashing into a field in Pennsylvania. But it's a tribute to the film that, despite that foreknowledge, you're still gripped and moved by the experience.


Fact-based drama, recreating the events on the fourth plane hijacked in the September 11 attacks in 2001. The passengers were by now aware of the destruction at the World Trade Centre and the Pentagon. Realising their plane was about to be used for a similar purpose, they set out to wrest control from the terrorists. Directed by Paul Greengrass and starring Christian Clemenson, Trish Gates, David Alan Basche and Cheyenne Jackson.

Cast & Crew

Saeed Al Ghamdi Lewis Alsamari
Captain Jason M Dahl J J Johnson
First Officer LeRoy Homer Gary Commock
Sandra Bradshaw Trish Gates
Deborah Welsh Polly Adams (2)
Mark Bingham Cheyenne Jackson
CeeCee Lyles Opal Alladin
Wanda Anita Green Starla Benford
Lorraine G Bay Nancy McDoniel
Todd Beamer David Alan Basche
Director Paul Greengrass
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Other Information

Language: EnglishColourTheatrical distributor: UIPGuidance: Violence and swearing.Available on: DVD and Blu-rayReleased on: 2 Jun 2006