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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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Peter Berg

Writers:

Peter Berg (screenplay), Matt Cook (screenplay) | 5 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Mark Wahlberg ... Tommy Saunders
Dicky Eklund Jr. ... Young Police Officers
Michael Marchand ... Young Police Officers
Rhet Kidd ... Harrold
John Goodman ... Commissioner Ed Davis
Frank Czarnowski ... Officer Outside Harrold’s Apartment
Christopher O'Shea ... Patrick Downes
Rachel Brosnahan ... Jessica Kensky
Jake Picking ... Officer Sean Collier
Lana Condor ... Li
Jerry Dwyer Jr. Jerry Dwyer Jr. ... MIT Grad Students
Patrick Wensing Patrick Wensing ... MIT Grad Students
Michael Chuah Michael Chuah ... MIT Grad Students
Sang-bae Kim Sang-bae Kim ... MIT Professor (as Sangbae Kim)
Michelle Monaghan ... 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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The inside story of the world's greatest manhunt. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Country:

Hong Kong | USA

Language:

English | Chinese | Arabic

Release Date:

13 January 2017 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Día Del Atentado See more »

Filming Locations:

Boston, Massachusetts, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$45,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$65, 2 February 2016, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$31,886,361

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$48,277,588
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Color

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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Mark Wahlberg has also worked with Peter Berg in Lone Survivor (2013), Deepwater Horizon (2016), and Mile 22 (2018). See more »

Goofs

In real life, Dzhokar Tsarnaev went back to UMass Dartmouth on April 13th. Om April 15th, when his and Tamerlan's pictures were first shown on the news, he rejoined his brother in Boston. See more »

Quotes

Sergeant John MacLellan: Welcome to Watertown, motherfuckers!
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Alternate Versions

In the German version, the supplement at the end of the movie (where interviews with real life people are shown) was removed because it was deemed too patriotic/pathetic for Non-American viewers. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Fyre (2019) See more »

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Forever (2007 Version)
Written by Ken Casey (as Kenneth Casey), Matthew Kelly and Al Barr (as Alexander Barr)
Performed by Dropkick Murphys
Courtesy of Born And Bred Records
Under License from Born And Bred Records c/o Scio Four Music LLC
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Hollywood star Mark Wahlberg
22 February 2018 | by SnoopyStyleSee all my reviews

Various people's lives cross path in the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing and its following manhunt. It is directed by Peter Berg and starring Boston native Mark Wahlberg.

Originally, I feared Mark Wahlberg. He's not the greatest of actors although my bigger fear is that they would make the movie about him. That partly happened. Honestly, I cringed when he started yelling at Kevin Bacon and I rolled my eyes when he showed up to interview the Chinese guy. By placing him in the center of every aspect of the investigation, the movie loses a sense of reality. There is no need for him to be at every aspect of the manhunt. I do love the walk-thru with the security cameras. Otherwise, his role should be cut in half. This shouldn't be a vehicle for Mark.

On the other hand, I am overjoyed with the other people's stories. I love the Chinese guy and MIT security guy. This could cut back Wahlberg mugging for the cameras and add work from the other cops. Give me more J.K. Simmons. This movie should not be an one-man story if it purports to show the events in its entirety.


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