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.
Many of the professional actors in this film are better known as sitcom stars: Tony Hale and Judy Greer were both in Arrested Development, Jenna Fischer in The Office, Thomas Lennon in Reno 911!, and Jaleel White in Family Matters. See more »
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). However, most people make this mistake ; so it is an error by the character, not a Character Error goof by the film-makers. See more »
This is one movie I am so thankful I didn't read reviews about. Had I read the reviews I might have missed a fantastic movie. Of course everyone's entitled to their own opinion, but I believe those who give this movie negative reviews don't grasp what they are actually watching. In my opinion, Mr. Eastwood has orchestrated a masterpiece here. Some will think the movie starts slow; I thought the same thing until reflecting on the whole at the end. If you go, don't prejudge half way through before giving the entire movie a chance to tell it's story. I left the film reminded there is still good to be found in this evil world. I left the film reminded of why I chose to serve in the military in the first place. I left the film proud of the people who played a role in this story. Go see it ... look for the humanity in it ... and understand the movie couldn't achieve what it does with a quick start and all action. Two thumbs way up for Mr. Eastwood and the cast!
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