An account of the Boston Marathon bombing, PATRIOTS DAY is the powerful story of a community’s courage in the face of adversity.
In the aftermath of an unspeakable act of terror, 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 the strength of the people of Boston.
Principal photography began March 29, 2016 in Quincy and Boston, Massachusetts. The film premiered on November 17, 2016 at the AFI Fest.
Special screening for real-life characters and actors on Thursday, November 17, 2016 at TCL Chinese Theatre in Hollywood.
Special screening for 200 off-duty Chicago Police officers and staff Monday night, December 12, 2016 at the AMC River East 21 Theater in Chicago's Streeterville neighborhood.
Scheduled limited release on December 21, 2016, and a wide release on January 13, 2017.
Directed by Peter Berg
Screenplay by Peter Berg & Matt Cook and Joshua Zetumer
Story by Peter Berg & Matt Cook and Paul Tamasy & Eric Johnson
Produced by Scott Stuber, Mark Wahlberg, Hutch Parker, Dylan Clark, Stephen Levinson, Dorothy Aufiero and Michael Radutzky
Starring: Mark Wahlberg, Kevin Bacon, John Goodman, J.K. Simmons, Michelle Monaghan, Alex Wolff, Themo Melikidze, James Colby, Michael Beach, Rachel Brosnahan, Christopher O’Shea, Jake Picking, Jimmy O. Yang, Vincent Curatola, Melissa Benoist, Khandi Alexander