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4/28/06-Tyler

"United 93": Local Audience Reaction

"United 93. Clear for take-off."

"Roger that."

From the very beginning, this movie draws you in, and in real time, tells the story of September 11th. Four planes, hijacked, and used as weapons. Those who saw the movie today, say they remember the chilling news reports like it was yesterday.

Doris Cordova says she was getting ready to go play golf.

"My daughter called me from Lufkin, and said do you have the T.V. on? We turned it on, and we both just fell apart," Cordova said.

Karen Price was teaching.

"I got an email from a friend of mine that was watching the news, and they said the World Trade Center had been attacked. I turned the television on, and as a class we watched the second plane fly into the building."

United 93 had just reached cruising altitude, when terrorists stormed the cockpit. The movie shows the heroic choice passengers made, when they learned about The World Trade Center from loved ones on the ground.  

Movie-goer Denise Davis said, "It gives you a sense of the frustration. You want to crawl through the screen, and help these people. These guys were heros."

Part of the movie were hard for veteran Ralph Wilson.

"I closed my eyes a few times, because I kind of understand what they were going through. In  World War II, I was in the Navy, and we had a kamikaze plane hit our ship, and kill sixteen people," Wilson said.

The movie is not for the faint of heart. It's a gut-wrenching two hours, but movie-goers we spoke with said, they think everyone should see it, so they never forget. 

Lindsay Wilcox/Reporting: lwilcox@kltv.com

 

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