The Flight That Fought Back

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The Flight That Fought Back
The Flight that Fought Back (DVD cover).png
DVD cover of The Flight That Fought Back
Directed byBruce Goodison
Produced byPhil Craig
Written byPhil Craig
Victoria Spark
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 a cast of actors playing hijackers, passengers and crew, 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. It proved to be highly popular when it debuted on the fourth anniversary of the terrorist attacks and eventually aired internationally.


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.[citation needed]


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

International release[edit]

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.

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