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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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Tommy Saunders
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Young Police Officers
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Young Police Officers
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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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Li
Jerry Dwyer Jr. ...
MIT Grad Students
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MIT Grad Students
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MIT Grad Students
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MIT Professor
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Carol Saunders
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Storyline

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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The inside story of the world's greatest manhunt. See more »


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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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Ajojahti  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$45,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

$31,721,157 (USA) (24 February 2017)
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Trivia

After David Ortiz's speech the Boston Red Sox went on to win the World Series that year in 2013. See more »

Goofs

Towards the end of the film, a post face-lift 2017 Ford Police Interceptor Utility (Ford Explorer) is seen. The Boston Bombing took place several years before the updated Police SUV was released. See more »

Quotes

Sergeant Jeffrey Pugliese: I seriously have to quit smoking!
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Soundtracks

Forever (2007 Version)
Written by Ken Casey (as Kenneth Casey), Matthew Kelly and Al Barr (as Alexander Barr)
Performed by Dropkick Murphys
Courtesy of Born And Bred Records
Under License from Born And Bred Records c/o Scio Four Music LLC
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Really engrossing film
25 February 2017 | by See all my reviews

Moving portrayal of how this tragedy affected more than the actual people killed and injured. The effect it had on others involved through their public service jobs was brought home. Peter Berg has found a great way to present the factual story, which we already knew, but add to it tfrom unique angles to make it great viewing. I know it's a rather long film but at no point did it ever seem like it.


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