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Patriots Day (2016)

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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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Peter Berg

Writers:

Peter Berg (screenplay), Matt Cook (screenplay) | 5 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Mark Wahlberg ... Tommy Saunders
Dicky Eklund Jr. ... Young Police Officers
Michael Marchand ... Young Police Officers
Rhet Kidd ... Harrold
John Goodman ... Commissioner Ed Davis
Frank Czarnowski ... Officer Outside Harrold’s Apartment
Christopher O'Shea ... Patrick Downes
Rachel Brosnahan ... Jessica Kensky
Jake Picking ... Officer Sean Collier
Lana Condor ... Li
Jerry Dwyer Jr. Jerry Dwyer Jr. ... MIT Grad Students
Patrick Wensing Patrick Wensing ... MIT Grad Students
Michael Chuah Michael Chuah ... MIT Grad Students
Sang-bae Kim Sang-bae Kim ... MIT Professor (as Sangbae Kim)
Michelle Monaghan ... 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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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violence, realistically graphic injury images, language throughout and some drug use | See all certifications »

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Country:

Hong Kong | USA

Language:

English | Chinese | Arabic

Release Date:

13 January 2017 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Día Del Atentado See more »

Filming Locations:

Boston, Massachusetts, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$45,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$65, 2 February 2016, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$31,886,361

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$48,277,588
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Color

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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

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

Goofs

When Dzhokhar goes into the gas station to buy snacks, the inspection sticker on Dun Meng's 2013 Mercedes ML350 is visible, showing the number 5, which indicates the sticker expires in May. Earlier in the film, Dun Meng indicated that he'd just gotten the vehicle. Massachusetts inspection stickers are good for one year. The events take place in April, so the inspection sticker should not be expire in May. It would be plausible if he'd just bought the car in a private sale, since cars have to be inspected within 7 days of registration. See more »

Quotes

Sergeant Jeffrey Pugliese: I seriously have to quit smoking!
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Alternate Versions

In the German version, the supplement at the end of the movie (where interviews with real life people are shown) was removed because it was deemed too patriotic/pathetic for Non-American viewers. See more »

Connections

Featured in The Boston Bond: Recounting the Tale (2017) See more »

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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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Don't let the fact that you already know what happened dissuade you from watching this. I highly recommend this
10 April 2017 | by cosmo_tigerSee all my reviews

"Two people took many days and weeks to plan out hate but love responded in an instant." Tommy Saunders (Wahlberg) is a Sargent in the BPD. He is assigned to the finish line of the 2013 Boston Marathon. As the race is winding down the unthinkable happens and Tommy is right in the middle of one of the worst terrorist attacks in history. Now, with little evidence or leads Tommy, the FBI and every cop around conduct a manhunt to try and catch those responsible. For some reason I was not really looking forward to watching this. I think one of the reasons may have been the fact that it is still too close to the actual events and I remember watching it unfold on TV so I didn't think this would be that interesting or new. That being said I couldn't have been more wrong. The fact that this story is less than 4 years old really worked for it because it really milked the events prior and it felt tense, then once the bombs went off the pace really picked up and even though you know how it ends you are still tense and on the edge of your seat. I have said many times that there have been movies that are still able to pull off tenseness and excitement even though you know the entire story. This is one of those movies. Don't let the fact that you already know what happened dissuade you from watching this. This is much better than I was expecting and highly recommend this. Overall, tense and exciting. I really really enjoyed this and was engrossed the entire time. I give this an A.


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