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The 15:17 to Paris (2018)

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An attempted terrorist attack on a Paris bound train is prevented by three courageous young Americans. Their friendship was their greatest weapon that saved the lives of those on board.

Director:

Clint Eastwood

Writers:

Dorothy Blyskal (screenplay by), Anthony Sadler (based on the book by) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Ray Corasani ... Ayoub
Alek Skarlatos ... Alek
Anthony Sadler ... Anthony
Spencer Stone ... Spencer
Judy Greer ... Joyce
Jenna Fischer ... Heidi
Irene White ... Elementary Teacher
William Jennings ... Spencer (11-14)
Bryce Gheisar ... Alek (11-14)
Stephen Matthew Smith ... Classmate #1 (as Stephen Smith)
P.J. Byrne ... Mr. Henry
Paul-Mikél Williams ... Anthony (11-14)
Thomas Lennon ... Principal Michael Akers
Tony Hale ... Coach Murray
Grant Weaver ... Classmate #2
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Storyline

In the early evening of August 21, 2015, the world watched in stunned silence as the media reported a thwarted terrorist attack on Thalys train #9364 bound for Paris, an attempt prevented by three courageous young Americans travelling through Europe. This movie follows the course of the friends' lives, from the struggles of childhood through finding their footing in life, to the series of unlikely events leading up to the attack. Throughout the harrowing ordeal, their friendship never wavers, making it their greatest weapon and allowing them to save the lives of the more than five hundred passengers on-board.

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Taglines:

The true story of a terrorist, a train, and three friends who became heroes. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 on appeal for bloody images, violence, some suggestive material, drug references and language | See all certifications »

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Trivia

The boarding of the three service men was filmed in Amsterdam Central, while the boarding of the terrorist was filmed in Brussels Midi. Both locations are correct, although throughout the final cut of the movie, the city of Brussels is never mentioned. See more »

Goofs

Throughout the film, the scars from the real attack are visible on Spencer Stone. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Anthony: [narrating] My name is Anthony Sadler. You're probably wondering why a brother like me is hanging out with these two crackers. But trust me, they're my two closest friends. Let me introduce you. This is Alek Skarlatos, the robot. He's a strong guy. He'll always have your back whenever you're in trouble. And this is Spencer Stone. You don't have to worry about him having your back in trouble because I'm sure he'll find it first. Seems like the three of us have been gettin' each other...
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Crazy Credits

There's a scene during the credits, showing real footage of the trio in a parade in Sacramento. Texts on screen tell us that they were all awarded medals. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Midnight Screenings: The 15:17 to Paris/Peter Rabbit (2018) See more »

Soundtracks

Dream (Instrumental)
Written by Adam Taylor, Cayson Peterson, Joseph Dickens, Joseph King, Micah Pueschel and William Rediske
Performed by Iration
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Polarized Opinions
19 February 2018 | by lilydog2-1See all my reviews

I plan to see the movie tomorrow, but reading the user reviews reminds me of our current political climate...a polarized nation. It seems people either loved or hated this film. This film is not a phony, bombastic Hollywood action thriller, it's real life. Real life isn't filled with non-stop action, constant intrigue and perpetual interest. I'm considering that Eastwood found this story compelling from the standpoint of contrast. To live a terrorist event would certainly disrupt most people's mundane life. Put yourself in the shoes of the heroes. Imagine being on vacation somewhere enjoying yourself then being suddenly thrown into a life-or-death situation. That's what I plan to do. The mundane makes the event more intense.


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Official Sites:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English | French | Arabic | German | Dutch

Release Date:

9 February 2018 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The 15:17 to Paris See more »

Filming Locations:

Atlanta, Georgia, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$30,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$12,554,286, 11 February 2018

Gross USA:

$36,276,286

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$57,076,286
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Atmos

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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