“Once you begin to realize who you really are then you begin to discover how you’ve been given authority over your life.” “Don’t try to take any shortcuts. Do what you know is right.” In the face of fear ordinary people can do the extraordinary. ‘The 15:17 to Paris’ is based on the true story that took place in the early evening of August 21, 2015 when American soldiers discover a terrorist plot on a Paris-bound train.
“I don’t know man you ever just feel like life is pushing us toward something? Like some greater purpose?” 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. The heroic trio is comprised of Anthony Sadler, Oregon National Guardsman Alek Skarlatos, and U.S. Air Force Airman First Class Spencer Stone, who play themselves in the film.
Directed by Clint Eastwood from a screenplay by Dorothy Blyskal, based on the book by Anthony Sadler, Alek Skarlatos, Spencer Stone and Jeffrey E. Stern. Eastwood also produces the film, along with Tim Moore, Kristina Rivera and Jessica Meier. The film’s executive producer is Bruce Berman. Warner Bros will release ‘The 15:17 to Paris’ in theaters on February 9th, 2018.
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