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The 15:17 to Paris (2018)

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American Marines discover a terrorist plot on a Paris-bound train.

Director:

Clint Eastwood

Writers:

Dorothy Blyskal (screenplay by), Anthony Sadler (based on the book by) | 3 more credits »
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890 ( 222)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Ray Corasani ... Ayoub
Alek Skarlatos ... Alek
Anthony Sadler Anthony Sadler ... Anthony
Spencer Stone ... Spencer
Judy Greer ... Joyce
Jenna Fischer ... Heidi
Irene White ... Elementary Teacher
William Jennings 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 traveling through Europe. The film 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 500 passengers on board.

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Taglines:

The true story of a terrorist, a train, and three American heroes. See more »

Genres:

Biography | Drama

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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Official Sites:

Official Site

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, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$36,250,957

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$56,150,957
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Atmos

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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Trivia

This film marks the first time that Clint Eastwood and DP Tom Stern used Zeiss Master Anamorphic lenses, which have the least anamorphic distortion. Their previous anamorphic shot movies were Filmed in Panavision. See more »

Goofs

A character during the Colosseum scene mentions that in ancient Rome, "thumbs down" meant to kill your opponent in a gladiatorial match. In actuality, "thumbs up" meant to kill your opponent, while "thumbs down" meant do not kill your opponent (literally, put your weapon in the ground). See more »

Quotes

Joyce: My God is bigger than your statistics.
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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 »


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Written by Porter Robinson, Richard Billis and Sue Cho (as Susan Cho)
Performed by Porter Robinson & Lazy Rich featuring Sue Cho
Courtesy of Big Fish Recordings and Sirup Music
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Underrated by all - enjoyed the bravery and real guys who were absolute heroes
6 March 2018 | by melaniewoolfendenSee all my reviews

All the reviews by the professionals said this was just an ok film. Yet, having read the story of Eastwood deciding to star the actual "stars/heroes" I thought it might be worth seeing. Also, the three soldiers who were on the train meant to be having a trip through Europe for pleasure and their "being in the right place at the right time" was amazing. They actually were so genuine and the film managed to convey the decency as well as their bravery in an incredible moment. Why this got poor reviews I do not know. Maybe such heroism is not "cool". But as a normally liberal older person, I so agree with Francois Mitterant that we should attempt to "do something" and not cower if possible. The three brave men were wonderful to watch in the film as well - not bad "actors" at all!


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