|FLIGHT 93 tells the stirring story of the brave passengers and crew aboard hijacked United Airlines' Flight 93 on September 11, 2001. After learning of the attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon, these ordinary civilians chose to fight back against the terrorists. The courageous revolt ultimately led to the deadly crash in a Shanksville, Pennsylvania field, just 20 air minutes from Washington. The passengers' actions likely prevented the plane from being used as a guided missile to destroy the U.S. Capitol or the White House.
Based on fully annotated facts from the public record, this heart-pounding movie includes the extraordinary communications that took place between the doomed passengers and their loved ones on the ground. It covers the horrifying scenarios discussed by U.S. military and government officials as they prepared to shoot down the plane, if necessary. And it reveals the helpless efforts of other pilots in the air and air traffic controllers as everyone scrambled to understand events and react.
FLIGHT 93 stars Jeffrey Nordling as Tom Burnett, Ty Olsson as Mark Bingham, Brennan Elliott as Todd Beamer, Colin Glazer as Jeremy Glick and Kendall Cross as Deena Burnett.
Four-time Emmy nominee David Gerber, a veteran of more than 50 made-for-TV movies and dramas, is executive producer of the movie, with a screenplay by Nevin Schreiner. Peter Markle, director of FAITH OF MY FATHERS and SAVING JESSICA LYNCH, directed FLIGHT 93.
Thanks also, to our partners on this film, Fox Television Studios, who also produced Knights of the South Bronx, The Riverman, The Lost Battalion, and Karroll's Christmas for A&E.
Disclaimer: The following is a dramatization based on research, interviews and documents in the public record.