United 93 (movie)

2006 film by Paul Greengrass

United 93 is a 2006 biographical drama-thriller movie written, co-produced and directed by Paul Greengrass. It is about the events aboard United Airlines Flight 93,[1] which was hijacked during the September 11 attacks.

The movie was made with the help of all of the passengers' families.[2]

United 93 premiered on April 26, 2006, at the Tribeca Film Festival in New York City.[3] Several family members of the passengers aboard the flight attended the premiere to show their support.

The movie opened in North America on April 28, 2006, to strong positive reviews.[4] The total money made from United 93 was $31.4 million in the United States, and $76.3 million worldwide.[5][6]

The movie also received two Academy Award nominations, including Best Director for Greengrass.


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  2. Heath, Iver (January 1, 2006). "Four Years On, a Cabin's-Eye View of 9/11". New York Times.
  3. (March 29, 2006). "September 11 plane drama to open NY film festival"[permanent dead link]. Reuters article.
  4. (April 10, 20??). "A Dark Day Revisited". Newsweek.
  5. "United 93 (2006)". Box Office Mojo. IMDb. July 6, 2006. Retrieved June 10, 2013.
  6. Boorstin, Julia (January 8, 2006). "MSNBC". NBC News. Retrieved June 10, 2013.