United 93 parents guide

United 93

Overall C

United 93 is a dramatized account of the events that took place aboard the ill-fated plane before it crashed into a vacant field in Pennsylvania on the unforgettable day of September 11, 2001.

Release date April 27, 2006

Violence D
Sexual Content A
Profanity D-
Substance Use A-

Why is United 93 rated R? The MPAA rated United 93 R for language, and some intense sequences of terror and violence. Appeal planned.

Run Time: 111 minutes

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United 93
Rating & Content Info

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Why is United 93 rated R? United 93 is rated R by the MPAA for language, and some intense sequences of terror and violence. Appeal planned.

In an opening scene of the film, one naked hijacker is shown shaving his chest (no direct nudity is seen). He then tucks a knife into his belt before heading to the airport. Voices are raised once the air traffic controllers suspect one or more planes have been hijacked.

A man constructs a bomb and straps it to his chest. A flight attendant is attacked and a knife is held to her throat. Several men are brutally stabbed and beaten. Several characters are shown covered in blood. A group of passengers attack the hijackers using kitchen utensils and other objects on the plane. A man sprays a fire extinguisher into the faces of other passengers. The pilot wildly rocks the plane. Numerous profanities, including at least six uses of an extreme expletive, are used in the script along with repeated terms of Deity.

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United 93
Canadian Movie Rating Info
Province Rating Rating Descriptor
British Columbia 14A Terrorism, coarse language.
Alberta 14A
Manitoba 14A Not Recommended for Young Children. Coarse Language.
Ontario 14A Coarse Language. Not recommended for young children. Violence. Disturbing content.
Quebec 13+
Martimes 14A Coarse Language, Not recommended for children.
Canadian Home Video 14A

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News About "United 93"

Cast and Crew

United 93 is directed by Paul Greengrass and stars David Alan Basche, Olivia Thirlby, Liza Colón-Zayas.

Home Video

The most recent home video release of United 93 movie is September 6, 2011. Here are some details…

Blu-ray Notes: United 93

Blu-ray Release Date:  5 September 2006

United 93 releases on Blu-ray with the following bonus extras:

- Feature Commentary with Director Paul Greengrass

- United 93: The Families And The Film

- Chasing Planes - Witnesses To 9/11

- Memorial Pages

- Twin Towers

- Flight 93 National Memorial

- My Scenes

- Pocket BLU

DVD Notes: United 93 (2-Disc Special Edition)

DVD Release Date:  5 September 2006

United 93 releases on DVD just in time for the fifth anniversary of the fateful events it depicts. Included with the 2-Disc Special Edition is a widescreen presentation of the film and two documentaries: Chasing Planes: Witnesses to 9/11 examines the details of all four airplanes hijacked on September 11, 2001, focusing on the experiences of both military personnel and civilians as they responded to these acts of terrorism. (The 48-minute documentary is produced and directed by United 93‘s associate producer Michael Bronner.) United 93: The Families and the Film looks at the collaboration between the family members and the actors that took place in order to create a truthful script for the production. (The 50-minute documentary is produced and directed by United 93‘s associate producer Kate Solomon.) The movie is also available as a single disc release, in either wide or full screen. These versions offer a commentary by director Paul Greengrass, the United 93: The Families and the Film featurette and memorial pages. All of the editions provide audio tracks in English (Dolby Digital 5.1 and Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo), French (Dolby Digital 5.1) and Spanish (Dolby Digital 5.1), with subtitles in English, Spanish and French.

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