United 93 tells the story of the passengers and crew, their families on the ground and the flight controllers who watched in dawning horror as United Airlines Flight 93 became the fourth hijacked plane on the day of the worst terrorist attacks on American soil: September 11, 2001. United 93 recreates the doomed trip in actual time, from takeoff to hijacking to the realization by those onboard that their plane was part of a coordinated attack unfolding on the ground beneath them. The film attempts to understand the abject fear and courageous decisions of those who -over the course of just 90 minutes - transformed from a random assembly of disconnected strangers into bonded allies who confronted an unthinkable situation.
J.J. Johnson (Captain Jason Dahl); Gary Commock (First Officer LeRoy Homer); Polly Adams (Deborah Welsh); Opal Alladin (CeeCee Lyles); Starla Benford (Wanda Anita Green); Trish Gates (Sandra Bradshaw); Nancy McDoniel (Lorraine G. Bay); David Alan Basche (Todd Beamer); Richard Bekins (William Joseph Cashman); Susan Blommaert (Jane Folger); Ray Charleson (Joseph DeLuca); Christian Clemenson (Thomas E. Burnett, Jr.); Liza Colón-Zayas (Waleska Martinez); Lorna Dallas (Linda Gronlund); Denny Dillon (Colleen Fraser). Please contact SFC to add other cast members and characters.
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