“Based on a true story.” How many times have you seen that in a movie and then sat there wondering if it really happened that way. Then you go online after the movie is over and find out that half the movie is made up. Patriot Day is not going to be one of those movies. Director Peter Berg was determined to get it right and it shows. Check out the featurette “Getting It Right” to see how the entire cast and crew of Patriot’s Day worked to stay true to the events of the Boston Marathon bombing and pay tribute to the true heroes of the day, the ones in and out of uniform.
Some events test our courage,
Some people inspire our strength,
And some moments define our spirit
Watch how the people who lived the events helped the cast and filmmakers get beyond the headlines and tell this extraordinary story in the first behind the scenes look at Patriots Day exclusively on Yahoo! Movies:
PATRIOTS DAY will open in Boston, New York, and Los Angeles on December 21, 2016
The film will open nationwide on January 13, 2017
Directed by Peter Berg
Screenplay by Peter Berg, Matt Cook and Joshua Zetumer
Story by Peter Berg, Matt Cook, Paul Tamasy and Eric Johnson
Produced by Scott Stuber, Mark Wahlberg, Hutch Parker, Dylan Clark, Stephen Levinson, Dorothy Aufiero and Michael Radutzky
Academy® & Grammy® Award-winners Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross (The Social Network, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, Gone Girl) will compose the score for the film.
An account of the Boston Marathon bombing, PATRIOTS DAY is the powerful story of a community’s courage in the face of terror.
In the aftermath of an unspeakable attack, Police Sergeant Tommy Saunders (Mark Wahlberg) joins courageous survivors, first responders and investigators in a race against the clock to hunt down the bombers before they strike again. Weaving together the stories of Special Agent Richard Deslauriers (Kevin Bacon), Police Commissioner Ed Davis (John Goodman), Sergeant Jeffrey Pugliese (J.K. Simmons) and nurse Carol Saunders (Michelle Monaghan) this visceral and unflinching chronicle captures the suspense of one of the most sophisticated manhunts in law enforcement history and celebrates the strength of the people of Boston.
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