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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.

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Clint Eastwood

Writers:

Dorothy Blyskal (screenplay by), Anthony Sadler (based on the book by) | 3 more credits »
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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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The true story of a terrorist, a train, and three American 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

When Spencer Stone appeared as a guest on Jimmy Kimmel Live! (2003), in September 2015, he was awarded a 2016 Chevy Camaro Convertible for his bravery. That same car is featured in the opening scene of this movie. See more »

Goofs

A flashback is set in 2005, but a poster for "Letters from Iwo Jima" is seen. The movie came out in December 2006. Materials for the film came out late in 2006, so in reality no items from the film would be available in 2005. See more »

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[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 The Truth About the Black Panther Movie (2018) See more »

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Dream (Instrumental)
Written by Adam Taylor, Cayson Peterson, Joseph Dickens, Joseph King, Micah Pueschel and William Rediske
Performed by Iration
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asking too much from amateurs
25 November 2018 | by SnoopyStyleSee all my reviews

Spencer Stone and Alek Skarlatos are childhood best friends. Spencer's mom (Judy Greer) and Alek's mom (Jenna Fischer) are single moms. The kids often get in trouble and the principal of the Christian school blames their upbringing. The friends befriend fellow trouble maker Anthony Sadler. Spencer and Alek would join the military. On their leave, they decide on an European vacation with their lifelong buddy Anthony. They are on the train to Paris where they confront a terrorist.

The basic problem is that director Clint Eastwood is asking too much from these real life heroes. They are not trained actor and they can't hold the screen. I do like the childhood section which obvious does not have the three real people. It also ties into Spencer's heroism a couple of times. In reality, that's all that's needed. It just needs a couple of more scenes that relate to his impulse to act at that moment. Otherwise, the movie needs more of the initial fight without the three Americans. Quite frankly, the first third of the movie could be getting on the train, first noticing the long bathroom break, and then the struggle up to the point when Spencer peers around the seat. Then it can go back to their childhood and cut back on some of their adult lives to save them from their acting limitations. Eastwood's conviction is bigger than his pragmatism. Greengrass would have smoked this.


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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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Dolby Atmos

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Color

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2.39 : 1
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