The Flight That Fought Back

The Flight That Fought Back
The Flight that Fought Back (DVD cover).png
DVD cover of The Flight That Fought Back
Directed byBruce Goodison
Written byPhil Craig
Victoria Spark
Produced byPhil Craig
StarringKiefer Sutherland
Release date
  • September 11, 2005 (2005-09-11)
Running time
90 minutes
CountryUnited States

The Flight That Fought Back is a docudrama film produced by the London-based company Brook Lapping Productions for the Discovery Channel, about United Airlines Flight 93. The program debuted in the United States on September 11, 2005, marking the fourth anniversary of the event on which it is based.

The dramatic film, narrated by Kiefer Sutherland and featuring a cast of actors playing hijackers, passengers and crew, and interviews with witnesses and relatives/acquaintances of the real individuals involved, reconstructs the events that led to Flight 93's crash in Stonycreek Township, Pennsylvania, approximately 150 miles (240 km) northwest of Washington, D.C., during the September 11 attacks in 2001.


Original music was provided for the film by London-based post-rock musician Mark Beazley, more frequently known as Rothko, and composer Gavin Skinner. The film was directed by Bruce Goodison and edited by London-based documentary filmmaker Joby Gee. It starred Greg Benson as passenger Todd Burnett, Jason LeGrande as passenger Mark Bingham, and Pej Vahdat as terrorist Ziad Jarrah.


Discovery is donating all proceeds from sales from the DVD to the construction of the permanent Flight 93 National Memorial.


The film received an Emmy nomination for Outstanding Made for Television Movie.[1]

International release

The film aired on Five in the United Kingdom on January 5, 2006; on Channel One in Russia on September 8, 2007; on the Japanese Discovery Channel as well as the German television channel Kabel1 on September 11, 2007; and on Irish channel RTÉ2 on September 11, 2010.

See also


  1. ^ "'Grey's,' '24' among top Emmy nominees". CNN. July 6, 2006. Retrieved July 10, 2008.

External links

Media files used on this page

United93CrashSite May06.jpg
(c) JoeyBLS at English Wikipedia, CC BY 2.5
This photo was taken in May 2006 in Shanksville, PA at the site of the United 93 crash that took place on September 11, 2001.