Clint Eastwood directed this docudrama about an incident in August 2015 in which three American tourists subdued an armed terrorist aboard a Thalys train headed to Paris. These real-life heroes -- Anthony Sadler, former Oregon National Guardsman Alek Skarlatos, and former U.S. Air Force Airman First Class Spencer Stone -- portray themselves in the movie, which chronicles their lifelong friendship and the numerous choices that prepared them to act quickly in the face of sudden danger. Jenna Fischer, Judy Greer, Ray Corasani, P.J. Byrne, Tony Hale, and Thomas Lennon co-star.~Jack Rodgers
The 15:17 to Paris: Portrait of Courage Join Oscar winner Eastwood and his creative team as they reveal the aspects of the story that moved them and why they took the bold step of casting the three Americans to play themselves in the film.
The True Story of a Terrorist. A great way to show what really happened with the actual Soldiers as actors. It’s sad that it happened but the movie is made very well. Thank you to the Troops who risk their lives everyday and thank you to Clint Eastwood for showing what troops deal with everyday.
Based on a true life incident of off duty American soldiers confronting terrorists on a train through Paris, France. Plenty of action and suspense. What made the movie better than most, for me, was the employment of obviously untrained or little trained actors. The movie had a sense of reality and believability not always captured through highly trained actors. It was shot in a semi - documentary style which I think contributed to the movie’s believability. Very entertaining movie.
The story of three friends that grow up together, stay in touch over the years and meet for a vacation in Europe. Just 3 friends who rose to the challenge when it presented itself and saved hundreds of commuters on the 15:17 to Paris. Filmed in actual locations with actual participants of the events Clint Eastwood brings his excellent story telling to this movie.
I enjoyed the amount of backstory that led to the actual incident. I read reviews where people complained about the lack of action, but let's be real... there was not much action to be had. This was an isolated incident. Not a war. Clint Eastwood did a great job with their backstories, and I enjoyed this immensely!
When I read that it was about a true story and that the actual participants would be playing the roles I thought, 'ok, bet this is going to be a dud." I was very wrong the story and the 'actors' were really great, and the director kept the film moving at very enjoyable pace.
Clint Eastwood does it again Based on true facts this is a good
film. He used a real train when filming inside shots. He also used
the real men involved in the incident on the train instead of
Hollywood actors. If you like Eastwood films you will enjoy this one.