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 (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Normally, a player dropping the "F-Bomb" on live television would generate a fine and penalty from the FCC. Two days after David Ortiz's April 20, 2013 speech, the FCC announced that there would be no punishment for the speech. It's the only time the FCC has declined to punish that type of incidents. At the time, the FCC commissioner was Julius Genachowski, a Boston native. See more »
At about 40 minutes into the movie, Li and her friend approach a police cruiser with iced coffee drinks, one of which she hands to the officer in the cruiser. The drinks change from shot to shot, most noticeably the drink she hands to him: from inside the car, the drink is viscous and the contents of the cup do not noticeably move. From outside the cruiser, the contents appear move liquid, swaying in the cup. See more »
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 »
Stand Up and Cheer
Written by John F. Burns
Performed by Ohio University Marching 110
Courtesy of Crucial Music Corporation See more »
I was very impressed by what I saw.
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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