Oct 27, 2004
Cineflix co-production Zero Hour counts down the final sixty minutes of key moments in modern history
October 27, 2004 : The Last Hour of Flight 11, the first episode of the 4X60 minute Cineflix co-production Zero Hour, premieres on Monday, November 15, 2004 on History Television at 9 p.m. ET/10 p.m. PT. The premiere episode presents a detailed re-enactment of the final 60 minutes of American Airlines Flight 11 from take-off in Boston until it explodes into the World Trade Center in New York City. The Last Hour of Flight 11 is the first minute-by-minute account of the doomed flight’s final hour.
On the beautiful September morning of September 11, 2001, Mohammed Atta and a small army of hijackers will take thousands of lives. The sheer number of dead makes it easy to forget that the day’s very first victims are the pilots, flight attendants and passengers aboard Flight 11. The Last Hour of Flight 11 chronicles their story, as it unfolds from 07:46, when Atta and his cohorts board, to 08:46, when they plow the plane into the marble and steel of the World Trade Center’ North Tower.
Co-produced by Cineflix and the UK production company, 3BM Television, Zero Hour transports viewers into the crucial moments leading up to iconic historical events by dramatizing the hour as it unfolds, minute-by-minute. Using a real-time clock and a split screen to follow key players and the central theatres of action, the series reveals the compelling minutes leading up to events that changed the world. Other episodes of Zero Hour include the hour before the meltdown at the Chernobyl nuclear reactor, the hour of the Columbine School shootings and the central 60-minute span of the Sarin attacks in the Tokyo Metro system. Journals, letters, government documents, personal accounts, archival footage, photographs and interviews with key players ensure the series’ authenticity.
Zero Hour is executive produced by Glen Salzman, André Barro, Stephen Hunter and Dan Korn. Simon Berthon is producer. Michael Kot is the Production Executive at History Television. A Canada-United Kingdom co-production, Zero Hour is produced by Cineflix and 3BM Television, with the financial participation of The Quebec Film and Television Tax Credit administered by SODEC and the Canadian Film or Video Tax Credit, as well as the Government of Ontario – the Ontario Film & Television Tax Credit.
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