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Patriots Day (2016)

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The story of the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing and the aftermath, which includes the city-wide manhunt to find the terrorists responsible.

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Cast

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Tommy Saunders
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Young Police Officers
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Young Police Officers
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Harrold
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Commissioner Ed Davis
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Officer Outside Harrold’s Apartment
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Patrick Downes
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Jessica Kensky
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Officer Sean Collier
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Li
Jerry Dwyer Jr. ...
MIT Grad Students
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MIT Grad Students
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MIT Grad Students
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MIT Professor
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Carol Saunders
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Storyline

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 (kchishol@rogers.com)

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Rated R for violence, realistically graphic injury images, language throughout and some drug use | See all certifications »

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13 January 2017 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Le jour des patriotes  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$45,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$161,306 (USA) (23 December 2016)

Gross:

$30,965,040 (USA) (10 February 2017)
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The films script was merged by two separate scripts. One was called "Boston Strong" and focused more on the action/thriller side of the story. Another was titled "Patriots Day" which was more of a factual drama. The final script was a mix of the two which would have the film be both factually correct and would have some tense action to keep the audience involved and entertained. See more »

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A police officer is seen talking on an iPhone 5s. The Boston Marathon bombing occurred on April 15, 2013, 5 months before the iPhone 5s was released. See more »

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Whiskey Steakhouse Analyst: He's got more porn than Osama bin Laden.
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Written by John F. Burns
Performed by Ohio University Marching 110
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I was very impressed by what I saw.
23 December 2016 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

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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