Flight 93

Vol 93 ( United 93 in English ) is a Franco – British – American film directed by Paul Greengrass , released in 2006 . It tells the story of Flight 93 United Airlines , as part of theattacks of 11 September 2001.


On the morning of September 11, 2001 , passengers boarded Flight 93 United Airlines at Newark Liberty International Airport , including Tom Burnett, Todd Beamer , Jeremy Glick, Mark Bingham , Lauren Grandcolas, Donald Greene, Nicole Miller, Deora Bodley, and Honor Elizabeth Wainio. Four al-Qaeda terrorists ( Ziad Jarrah , Saeed al-Ghamdi , Ahmed al-Nami , and Ahmed al-Haznawi ) are also boarding the plane.

Meanwhile, the newly promoted Federal Operations Administration National Operations Manager Ben Sliney is in a meeting when he is informed that the 11th American Airlines flight from Boston to Los Angeles was hijacked after Mohammed Atta heard on the radio from the plane: “We have planes”. Shortly after the plane crashes into the North Tower of the World Trade Center . Ben is then informed that flight 175 United Airlines , also flying from Boston to Los Angeles, was also hijacked and watched in horror live on CNNthe plane fits into the South Tower of the World Trade Center. Ben and his team understand that they face multiple hijackings and order the military to look for the 77 American Airlines flight , missing and suspected hijacked.

As Flight 93 reaches its cruising altitude, Ahmed al-Nami, impatient, asks Jarrah why they are not hijacking the plane yet, but Jarrah replies that there is still no time. After Haznawi returns from the bathroom with a false bomb on his chest, Ghamdi makes the first move and takes hostess Debbie Welsh hostage. After passenger Mark Rothenberg is stabbed and the “bomb” revealed, causing widespread panic among the passengers, Nami and Haznawi push the first-class passengers to the back of the plane. Meanwhile, Jarrah and Ghamdi threaten Debbie and request access to the cockpit, and despite Jarrah’s reassuring statements that no one will be hurt,

Meanwhile, Ben Sliney, aware of the hijacking, wonders what to do and learns that Flight 77 has just hit the Pentagon . He then ordered all airplanes in flight to land at the nearest airport.

On Flight 93, Jarrah changed the direction of the plane, making passengers think they were returning to the airport but in fact, the plane headed for Washington DC with the Capitol as a goal . After flight attendant Sandra Bradshaw informs United Airlines that the two pilots have died, that Jarrah is flying low, and that passengers are learning by telephone the hijacked attacks against the World Trade Center and the Pentagon, they deduce that their plane will be used as a missile and decide to attack the terrorists, the passenger Donald Freeman Greene knowing how to fly a plane.

After arming themselves, praying and calling their loved ones for the last time, the passengers, led by Todd Beamer, attack the terrorists. Mark Bingham kills Haznawi with a fire extinguisher. Nami alert Jarrah and Ghamdi in the cockpit of the assault. Jarrah rocks the plane to disrupt the passengers, while Nami tries to block the passengers with the food cart. He is, however, beaten to death by Jeremy Glick. Seeing that the passengers approach the cockpit, Ghamdi orders Jarrah to crash the plane, guessing that they will never reach their target. Passengers break the cockpit door and fight with the two hijackers. The plane turns around and crashes into a field. It is then revealed that the aircraft is, killing everyone on board.

Technical sheet

  • Title: Flight 93
  • Original title: United 93
  • Director: Paul Greengrass
  • Scenario: Paul Greengrass
  • Production: Tim Bevan , Eric Fellner , Lloyd Levin , Michael Bronner , Liza Chasin and Debra Hayward
  • Production Companies: StudioCanal and Universal Pictures
  • Budget: $ 15 million
  • Music: John Powell (additional: Gavin Greenaway )
  • Photography: Barry Ackroyd
  • Editing: Clare Douglas , Richard Pearson and Christopher Rouse
  • Sets: Dominic Watkins
  • Costumes: Dinah Collin
  • Country of Origin: France , United Kingdom , United States
  • Format: Colors – 2.35: 1 – DTS / Dolby Digital / SDDS – 35 mm
  • Genre: Drama, Thriller, Catastrophe
  • Duration: 105 minutes
  • Release dates:
    •  United States :April 28, 2006
    •  Switzerland : 1 st June 2006
    •  Belgium : 5 July 2006
    •  France : July 12, 2006


Passengers of Flight 93

  • Christian Clemenson (VQ: Jacques Lavallée ) : Tom Burnett  (en)
  • David Alan Basche (VQ: Pierre Auger ) : Todd Beamer
  • Cheyenne Jackson (VQ: Daniel Roy ) : Mark Bingham
  • Peter Hermann : Jeremy Glick  (en)
  • David Rasche  ( VQ: Hubert Gagnon ) : Donald Freeman Greene
  • JJ Johnston  ( VF: Guillaume Lebon , VQ: Eric Gaudry ) : Captain Jason Dahl
  • Gary Commock (VQ: Frédéric Paquet) : the first officer LeRoy Homer  (en)
  • Trish Gates (VQ: Viviane Pacal ) : Sandra Bradshaw, flight attendant
  • Opal Alladin (VF: Josy Bernard ) : CeeCee Lyles, stewardess
  • Polly Adams : (VQ: Johanne Garneau) : Deborah Welsh, stewardess
  • Starla Benford : Wanda Anita Green, flight attendant
  • Nancy McDoniel : Lorraine Bay, stewardess
  • Richard Bekins : William Cashman
  • Susan Blommaert : Jane Folger
  • Ray Charleson : Joseph Deluca
  • Liza Colòn-Zayas : Waleska Martinez
  • Lorna Dallas : Linda Gronlund
  • Denny Dillon : Colleen Fraser
  • Trieste Kelly Dunn : Deora Bodley
  • Kate Jennings Grant : Lauren Grandcolas
  • Tara Hugo : Kristin Gould
  • Marceline Hugot : Georgine Corrigan
  • Corey Johnson : Louis Nacke II
  • Joe Jamrog : John Talignani
  • Masato Kamo : Toshiya Kuge
  • Becky London : Jean Peterson
  • Peter Marinker : Andrew Garcia
  • Jodie Lynne McClintock : Marion Britton
  • Libby Morris : Hilda Marcin
  • Tom O’Rourke: Donald Peterson
  • Simon Poland : Alan Beaven
  • David Rasche : Donald Greene
  • Erich Redman : Christian Adams
  • Michael J. Reynolds : Patrick Driscoll
  • John Rothman : Edward Felt
  • Daniel Sauli : Richard Guadagno
  • Rebecca Schull : Patricia Cushing
  • Chloe Sirene : Honor Wainio
  • Olivia Thirlby : Nicole Miller
  • Chip Zien : Mark Rothenberg
  • Leigh Zimmerman : Christine Snyder

The four hijackers

  • Khalid Abdalla : Ziad Jarrah
  • Sarmed al-Samarrai  (en) : Saeed al-Ghamdi
  • Omar Berdouni  (en) : Ahmed al-Haznawi
  • Jamie Harding  ( VQ: Hugolin Chevrette-Landesque ) : Ahmed al-Nami

Air Control and Air Defense

  • Ben Sliney (VQ: Guy Nadon ) : himself
  • Michael Bofshever (VF: Régis Lang , VQ: Jean-Marie Moncelet ) : John White
  • Gregg Henry (VQ: Daniel Picard ) : Colonel Robert Marr
  • Patrick St. Esprit (VQ: Jean-Luc Montminy ) : Major Kevin Nasypany
Sources and captionsFrench version (VF) on RS Dubbing 1Quebec Version (VQ) on Doublage Quebec 2


The reconstruction of the film, made in real time, retraces the 90 minutes during which passengers saw their aircraft hijacked. Reconstituted from the calls transmitted to the relatives of the victims, Vol 93 presents itself more like a reconstitution than a fiction , although certain events remain troubles.

Around the film

  • Filming began on November 22, 2005 and took place at Pinewood Studios , Newark Liberty and London Stansted Airports .
  • The film was made with the full collaboration of the families of the victims.
  • There is also an American TV movie, Flight 93 , made the same year by Peter Markle and also retracing the timeline of Flight 93.
  • At the request of the producers, no trailers were shown to the public before the commercial start of the film.
  • The production donated a percentage of the proceeds from the first weekend of operation to the Vol 93 Memorial, located near Shanksville , Pennsylvania . The amount of the donation would be around $ 1.15 million.
  • For the director to grasp the fear and hostility between the two groups, actors interpreting the hijackers and those interpreting the passengers were placed in different hotels, did not eat together and did not perform any activity. common outside shooting.

Notes and references

  1. ↑ “French dubbing sheet of the film”  [ archive ] on RS Dubbing , accessed April 10, 2015
  2. ↑ “Sheet of the Quebec Doubler of the film”  [ archive ] on Doublage Quebec , consulted on April 10, 2015

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