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Patriots Day (2016)

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The story of the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing and the aftermath, which includes the city-wide manhunt to find the terrorists responsible.

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Harrold
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Commissioner Ed Davis
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Officer Outside Harrold’s Apartment
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Patrick Downes
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Jessica Kensky
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Officer Sean Collier
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Carol Saunders
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On April 15, 2013 Boston, Massachusetts, Police Sgt, Tommy Saunders is pulling security duty on the annual Boston Marathon when the Tsarnaev brothers strike with their homemade bombs in an act of terrorism. In the resulting chaos as the wounded are cared for, Saunders and his comrades join forces with the FBI to get to the bottom of this attack. As the investigation continues, the Tsarnaev brothers realize that the authorities are close to identifying them and attempt to flee the city to continue their fanatical mayhem. To stop them, a police manhunt is performed that would have bloody confrontations and a massive dragnet shutting down the City of Boston to make sure there is no escape from the law. Written by Kenneth Chisholm (kchishol@rogers.com)

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Rated R for violence, realistically graphic injury images, language throughout and some drug use | See all certifications »

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13 January 2017 (USA)  »

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Budget:

$45,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$161,306 (USA) (23 December 2016)

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$31,856,991 (USA) (3 March 2017)
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Received a standing ovation at the AFI Film Festival. See more »

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At the end 1:56:18 three FBI agents (in camouflage) approached the boat but scene changes to a Boston Police officer (in black) who pulls the guy down. See more »

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Special Agent Richard DesLauriers: Well, for this I need the cooperation of all. But when this is over, I'm going to find the person who gave them the photos. And I will destroy him. I'm not dear to Fox News leading this investigation.
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Featured in The Real Patriots: The Local Heroes' Stories (2017) See more »

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Ain't Been Good
Written by John F. Burns
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Slightly muddled, but good
10 April 2017 | by (Florida, United States) – See all my reviews

Could this movie have been better, yes. Did they do a number of things right, absolutely. Mark Wahlberg's character Tommy Saunders was purposefully a combination of a number of officers involved the day of the bombing. OK, I get the need for that; but the backstory of his "altered" duty due to some indiscretion only mucked up the story and confused the plot. The viewer is well aware of the real life events that took place. Also, when they introduce the characters that are horrifically impacted that day, they could have done a better job at the beginning by telling us how they are impacted when they are introduced and how they are today. Good movie, could have been much better.


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