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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.

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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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Trivia

Based on the memoir of the same name by Jeff Bauman and Bret Witter. See more »

Goofs

When Jeff comes out for the national anthem during the hockey game, both benches are empty and both teams hockey players are nowhere to be seen. In real life, the anthem is sung just prior to puck drop with all of the players and coaches present; either on the ice at the blue lines or on the bench. This reality also separates hockey from other sports such as baseball, basketball and football which, apart from huge games like season openers or championships, usually complete the anthem singing during warmups or while the players are still in the dugout or tunnel. Additionally, one of the advertisements on the boards is for the NHL's playoff bracket contest despite the fact that the division re-alignment that created the bracket system (in which teams must first play the teams in their division before advancing to the conference finals) was first instituted during the 2014-15 season and not during the 2013 playoffs in which the film is supposed to be taking place. See more »

Quotes

Kevin: So I ran to the fire, and there you were. Helping you made me feel like I had helped my son. And for that, I am grateful.
Jeff Bauman: You are grateful?
Kevin: Yeah. You help me as much as I help you. and I came here to say "Thank you."
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Soundtracks

Lido Shuffle
Written by David Paich and Boz Scaggs
Performed by Boz Scaggs
Under license from Scaggs Boz Music
By arrangement with Spirit Music Group
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I feel like a jerk for not liking it more.
28 December 2018 | by cricketbatSee all my reviews

It feels strange to point out the flaws in a movie like Stronger. The true story is an inspiring one, and Jake Gyllenhaal's performance is powerful, but this film drags. The moments of greatness are watered down by predictable character arcs and repetitive plot points to the point where the movie becomes just mediocre. Yup. Now I feel like a jerk for not liking it more.


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Country:

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Language:

English

Release Date:

29 September 2017 (USA) See more »

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Filming Locations:

Boston, Massachusetts, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$30,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$1,611,040, 24 September 2017

Gross USA:

$4,211,129

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$8,503,658
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Dolby Digital

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Color

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2.35 : 1
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