Patriots Day (2016) Poster



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The scene of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev's capture and arrest was filmed on the second anniversary of his actual capture and arrest.
The casting call for extras for the film resulted in a line stretching the entire quarter-mile length of Braintree Street in Allston.
This is third collaboration between Mark Wahlberg and Peter Berg since Lone Survivor (2013) and Deepwater Horizon (2016). This movie, like their previous collaborations, is also based on a true story.
This is the second time Kevin Bacon has played the real-life head of the FBI's Boston field office. The first time was in Black Mass (2015).
Filmed at the same time as Stronger (2017), the other Boston Marathon bombing movie.
First feature film scored by Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross that isn't directed by David Fincher.
The crew filmed the Boylston Street (in Boston) scenes (marathon finish line and scene of crime) on the South Shore of Massachusetts in a new residential/commercial development called Southfield, which was originally the Naval Air Station South Weymouth. This airbase was an operational United States Navy airfield from 1942 to 1997 in South Weymouth, Massachusetts. It was first established as a regular Navy blimp base during World War II.
Recieved a standing ovation at the AFI Film Festival.
The University of Massachusetts at Dartmouth would not allow filming on its campus.
Was originally supposed to be about Boston Police Commissioner Ed Davis' experiences during the incident until it was merged with a proposed third movie Boston Strong to give a more general overview of the incident.
Mark Wahlberg was originally against making the movie, and turned down the role. He accepted after reading the script and realizing he would be one of the few actors who could make the movie right.
Mark Wahlberg is an actual native of Boston. He was born in the Boston neighborhood of Dorchester.
Mark Wahlberg and J.K. Simmons had previously worked together in Contraband (2012).
Melissa Benoist and J.K. Simmons both previously worked on Whiplash (2014).
This will be the third collaboration between Mark Wahlberg and John Goodman. They were also in Transformers: Age of Extinction (2014) and The Gambler (2014).
Patriot's Day is also a holiday in Maine, which was part of Massachusetts until 1820. The Boston Red Sox also play on that day.
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Mark Wahlberg's nephew Brandon is in the scene of the boys playing the video games.
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The trivia items below may give away important plot points.

The title is derived from the Massachusetts state holiday that commemorates the Battles of Lexington and Concord on April 19, 1775. It's always observed on a Monday, and the Boston Marathon is held that day. Tamerlan Tsarnaev was killed, and his brother Dzokhar captured after a shootout with police, on April 19, 2013, the 238th anniversary of those battles.
The FBI designated the MBTA Transit Police SWAT Team to pull Tsarenaev off of the boat and take him into custody. The handcuffs that were used have been preserved at Transit Police Headquarters in Boston. The SWAT Team secens were edited from the film.

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