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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

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jake Gyllenhaal ... Jeff Bauman
Tatiana Maslany ... Erin Hurley
Miranda Richardson ... Patty Bauman
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 Michelle Forziati ... Jill Hurley
Sean McGuirk ... Bill Hurley
Karen Scalia Karen Scalia ... Lori Hurley
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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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Taglines:

Loss changes us. Tragedy tests us. Strength defines us. 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

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Based on the memoir of the same name by Jeff Bauman and Bret Witter. 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'm a hero for just standing there and getting my legs blown off?
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Featured in CTV National News: Episode dated 7 September 2017 (2017) See more »

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Skip This Movie, Read The Book
21 October 2017 | by bellomonaSee all my reviews

Jeff Bauman is an amazing and nice guy who went through the hell of losing both his legs in the Boston Marathon bombing of 2013, and became a huge inspiration to the people of this (Boston) area, the nation and the world. His book captured his experience with gratitude, a down to earth likable personality, and humor. None of those qualities made it into the movie, which unfortunately does him a huge disservice. The biggest problem is that virtually everyone in this pic is hugely unlikable. Hollywood also thinks that Lenny Clarke has to be in every Boston movie. There's no sense of the bigger story of the bombing and how the community truly rallied around the injured. Bauman moves back in with his alcoholic mother -- a second floor apartment, with stairs, with no modifications made for a double amputee -- and everybody goes on like nothing happened. Just not accurate. I understood that the point is that reality wasn't as inspirational as it seemed, but they depicted Bauman having an angry flashback/violent outburst when he appeared at the Bruins game to wave the flag just weeks after the bombing. Watch the video of the real event and see the pure joy on his face that boosted a whole city. It was lousy how they changed that. A few graphic scenes just not necessary. I also don't get why Red Sox pitcher Pedro Martinez was given a cameo when nobody else was, he was really out of place. The man who saved his life, Carlos Arredondo, is himself an amazing man and an inspirational activist who was portrayed as a sad sack whom Bauman had no desire to meet. This was also not true. On the whole I was disappointed by how ungrateful (or lazy!) Bauman was made to look, when gratitude and spirit came across so forcefully in the book. So I'm glad the movie is doing well, I'm glad people like it, and I hope it makes a lot of money. But read his book to get the real, much more amazing and inspiring story. Bauman will need financial support for the rest of his life.


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