Patriots Day (2016) Movie Summary
Director: Peter Berg
Writers: Peter Berg (screenplay), Matt Cook (screenplay) and 5 more credits
Stars: Melissa Benoist, Michelle Monaghan, Mark Wahlberg
Genres: Drama, History, Thriller
Release Date: 13 January 2017 (USA)
Also Known As: Dia de Heróis
Filming Locations: Boston, Massachusetts, USA
Production Co: CBS Films, Closest to the Hole Productions
Runtime: 130 min
Patriots Day (2016) Teaser
An account of Boston Police Commissioner Ed Davis’s actions in the events leading up to the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing and the aftermath, which includes the city-wide manhunt to find the terrorists behind it.
The title derives from the Massachusetts state holiday that commemorates the Battles of Lexington and Concord of April 19, 1775 as depicted in April Morning (1988) and Johnny Tremain (1957), which is always observed on a Monday and is when the Boston Marathon is always held. Tamerlan Tsarnaev was killed and his brother Dzokhar captured during a shootout with police on April 19 proper, the 238th anniversary of those battles.