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.
This is the 36th feature film to be directed by Clint Eastwood. See more »
When the three heroes are 12-year-olds in middle school, the movie says it's taking place in 2005. Cut to when they've enlisted, presumably in 2014 or 2015, and a scene shows them watching a real Cal-Tenn college football game. One guy screams "Come on Marshawn!" and they discuss how Cal RB Marshawn Lynch should get the ball more.
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My name is Anthony Sadler. You're probably wondering why a brother like me is hanging out with these two crackers. But trust me, they're my two closest friends. Let me introduce you. This is Alek Skarlatos, the robot. He's a strong guy. He'll always have your back whenever you're in trouble. And this is Spencer Stone. You don't have to worry about him having your back in trouble because I'm sure he'll find it first. Seems like the three of us have been gettin' each other...
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There's a scene during the credits, showing real footage of the trio in a parade in Sacramento. Texts on screen tell us that they were all awarded medals. See more »
Just watched this movie and would like to say the critics must have an ulterior motive behind their negative reviews. I am a reasonably intelligent adult and I disagree completely with the critics. In my view, the real-life heroes didn't need actors to help them subdue the terrorist and they didn't need actors to tell their story for them. These three young men performed remarkably, especially considering their lack of acting classes or Hollywood connections. Actually, in this situation, I don't need Hollywood's best on the screen; here I'm looking for a more human touch. As I watched the story unfold, I never felt the movie lacked in any way. In addition, I applaud Clint Eastwood for his bravery in bringing this act of heroism to the forefront, against much opposition from the entertainment industry. And shame on our media critics for their efforts to minimize this story. Note: check out Wikipedia if you want a better understanding of the 2015 Thalys Train Attack.
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