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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.

Director:

Peter Berg

Writers:

Peter Berg (screenplay), Matt Cook (screenplay) | 5 more credits »
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2 wins & 3 nominations. See more awards »

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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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The inside story of the world's greatest manhunt. See more »


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

Melissa Benoist and J.K. Simmons both previously worked on Whiplash (2014). See more »

Goofs

A police officer talks on an iPhone 5s. The Boston Marathon bombing occurred on April 15, 2013, 5 months before the iPhone 5s was released. See more »

Quotes

Jessica Kensky: [recuperating in the hospital] Bet I'll run the marathon before you.
Patrick Downes: It's "befo' you."
Jessica Kensky: Before you.
Patrick Downes: "Befo' you." The "R" is silent.
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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 »


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Cheer
Written by John F. Burns
Performed by Ohio University Marching 110
Courtesy of Crucial Music Corporation
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I was very impressed by what I saw.
23 December 2016 | by subxerogravitySee all my reviews

Was never fully sure about the movie. Very iffy only because I find it weird how so many movies about real life stories are about relatively recent events. The marathon bomber happen three years ago, that seems like such little time to make a narrative about history.

Despite this, it was a great police drama. It showed law enforcement coming together for the greater good and it was a beautiful image to see, cause in most police dramas, cops even have discrimination upon themselves. If this was fiction, Boston PD would not be able to get along with Water Town PD and both would hate the FBI cause for some reason the tension of trying to find terrorist is not enough for writers. It was good to see cops be 100% at their job. They were not portrayed as being perfect only as being human and heroes are human. They were regular Boston citizens who wear a badge.

It was a very good story about people coming together to step up to the challenge. I expect noting less from director Peter Berg who has a real skill when it comes to bringing out every heroic moment.


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