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Stronger (2017)

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Stronger is the inspiring real life story of Jeff Bauman, an ordinary man who captured the hearts of his city and the world to become a symbol of hope after surviving the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing.

Director:

David Gordon Green

Writers:

John Pollono (screenplay by), Jeff Bauman (based on the book "Stronger" by) | 1 more credit »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Jake Gyllenhaal ... Jeff Bauman
Tatiana Maslany ... Erin Hurley
Miranda Richardson ... Patty
Richard Lane Jr. ... Sully
Nate Richman ... Big D
Lenny Clarke ... Uncle Bob
Patty O'Neil ... Aunt Jenn (as Patricia O'Neil)
Clancy Brown ... Big Jeff
Kate Fitzgerald ... Aunt Karen (as Katharine Fitzgerald)
Danny McCarthy ... Kevin
Frankie Shaw ... Gail Hurley
Carlos Sanz ... Carlos
Michelle Forziati ... Jill Hurley
Sean McGuirk Sean McGuirk ... Bill Hurley
Karen Scalia Karen Scalia ... Lori Hurley
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Storyline

Jeff Bauman is a well-intention-ed but underachieving Boston native who works at the deli counter of a Costco and lives in a small two-bedroom apartment with his alcoholic mother, Patty. One day at the local bar, Jeff runs into his ex-girlfriend Erin, who is attracted to his kindness and charm but finds herself constantly frustrated by his lack of commitment. After learning that Erin is running in the Boston Marathon to raise money for the hospital she works at, Jeff asks every patron in the bar to donate and then promises Erin he'll wait at the finish line for her with a big sign. The day of the Marathon, Jeff scrambles to make it to the finish line on time but reaches it just before Erin reaches the finish line. As she approaches a bomb goes off right where Jeff is standing. After being rushed to a hospital, both of Jeff's legs are amputated above the knee. When he regains consciousness, Jeff tells his brother that he saw the bomber before the explosion. Patty calls the FBI, and ...

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Based On The Inspiring True Story. See more »

Genres:

Biography | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language throughout, some graphic injury images, and brief sexuality/nudity | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

29 September 2017 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Más fuerte que el destino See more »

Filming Locations:

Boston, Massachusetts, USA See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$1,611,899, 24 September 2017, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$4,211,129, 30 November 2017
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Comedian Lenny Clarke actually knew the character he played, Uncle Bob, who was a huge fan who had been to many of his shows. See more »

Goofs

When Jeff first closes the shower curtain it hangs on the outside of the tub, but when Erin leaves it's on the inside without either one moving it. See more »

Quotes

Jeff Bauman: I don't wanna meet Carlos. I don't wanna relive the worst day of my life.
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Connections

References Forrest Gump (1994) See more »

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The Sound of Law
Written by Joshua Martin
Performed by Daughn Gibson
Under license from Sub Pop Records
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The film is OK, performances are fantastic
9 December 2017 | by Lugo1989See all my reviews

The story of stronger is inspirational and heart-warming. It realistically showed how difficult it is to deal with such tragedy, the time it takes to move on and the impact it has on friends and family. It also shows how we can draw beams of light from the darkest of places.

What makes Stronger worth seeing are the performances from the entire cast. Jake Gyllenhaal, Tatiana Maslany and Miranda Richardson definitely stand out and deserve all the praise there is.

I also have to agree with some of the fellow reviewers here when it comes to depicting American patriotism and the American way of dealing with things, it went a bit too far, especially towards the end. I have nothing against patriotism, I believe we should be all proud of our countries and roots but also stay within the limits of not going overboard.

Again, worth seeing for the story itself and the performances.


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