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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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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
Sang-bae Kim ...
MIT Professor (as Sangbae Kim)
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Carol Saunders
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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)  »

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Budget:

$45,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

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$31,886,361 (USA)
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The film features Dicky Eklund Jr. as a Boston police officer. His uncle is boxer "Irish" Micky Ward, whom Mark Wahlberg played in The Fighter (2010). 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 »

Quotes

Tommy Saunders: Guys, the lobster is back.
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Featured in Patriots Day: Actors Meet Real-Life Counterparts (2017) See more »

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Ain't Been Good
Written by John F. Burns
Performed by Ohio University Marching 110
Courtesy of Crucial Music Corporation
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A mostly realistic look at a historical event
1 September 2017 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Patriots Day tells the story of the Boston Marathon bombing and the investigation immediately after. It stars Mark Wahlberg as a police officer on duty during the bombing. Peter Berg directs the movie with care, editing news footage and surveillance footage of the vent. Patriot's Day also tells the story of the bombers and the lives of the people they crossed.

Patriots Day is a riveting portrayal of the harrowing events of the Boston Marathon in 2013. It presents both sides so the audience can follow the investigation and the bombers. Through following the bombers, the audience can follow and understand that the bombers are not faceless antagonists. The bombers have their own agenda and relations.

March Wahlberg gives an excellent performance as an officer on duty bearing witness to the bombing. The movie presents the police point of view and their mistakes in apprehending the bomber.

I highly recommend Patriot's Day.


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