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Jonesboro, AR -- Marsha Mays Reporting

9/11 Film Opens in Theaters; Moviegoers React

APRIL 28, 2006 -- POSTED AT 10:00 P.M. CST

JONESBORO, AR -- September 11, 2001 is a day that will never be forgotten in America. For the first time, a movie, 'United 93,' is released to tell the story of the fourth hijacked plane.

“We saw some real heroes and they were just everyday people,” says Charlene Creech, who watched the movie.

United Flight 93, the plane full of heroes on September 11, 2001. And Friday night, those courageous people on the flight are portrayed in a movie for the first time.  A movie to show the world what happened abroad United 93.

“I think it was a very good timely reminder of how we got where we are today and it really brings back a lot of memories and it will really stir you,” says John Hickhox, another moviegoer.

“I guess the highlight of the movie was when Scott Beamer said let's roll because when that group got together and did what they did, they probably saved a lot of people's lives,” says Charlene Creech.

People all over the country are filing in to theaters to see what really happened to that fourth plane on 9/11.

“It was one of those movies that everyone in the theater seemed to be riveted to the screen and after it was over with, no one got up and left. It was a real powerful movie,” says Jim Creech, who also watched the movie.

But what about all the controversy surrounding this film? Many say it's too early. It's only been 5 years since our country witnessed the worst terror attacks in our nation's history.

“You can't say it's too early to remind us of what already happened because we didn't choose for this to happen, they attacked us,” says Christopher Hyman, an ASU student who came to see the movie.

One big concern of many moviegoers is that Hollywood is trying to dramatize a real situation, one that is still a touchy subject.

“60 or so people died on that flight sacrificing themselves so our capitol wouldn't be hit. I think that story in itself is sensational, so you're sensationalizing a sensational story,” says Hyman.

Despite all the debate over the film, tickets were constantly being sold to ‘United 93’ and whether you agree or disagree with the release of this film; most people will agree that these people who died aboard flight 93 on September 11th were true American heroes.

 

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