The 15:17 to Paris: The True Story of a Terrorist, a Train, and Three American Heroes by Anthony SadlerThis is a tough one to rate, because if I were to give it a low rating it feels like Im giving these heroes a low rating. Thats not it at all. The writing style of Jeffrey Stern is very frustrating. At least I anticipate that he wrote this with the assistance of the three young men. The narration was so disjointed, it was kind of frustrating. I dont even know what else to say. Full review to come. Maybe.
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The 15:17 to Paris: The True Story of a Terrorist, a Train, and Three American Heroes
On August 21, , in what seemed like the blink of an eye, three childhood friends from Sacramento performed an extraordinary feat of heroism aboard a passenger train in France. In directing The to Paris , the challenge for Clint Eastwood was to turn this relatively brief encounter into a compelling minute narrative. To do so, he recruited those same three men, none of whom had any formal acting training, to play themselves on film. Those heroes-turned-actors are Spencer Stone, a former U. On that August day, the trio was riding on a Thalys train headed towards the French capital when a man armed with an assault rifle and pistol opened fire, wounding a passenger.
The plot is simple and, for the most part, true. In the toilet, he removed his shirt and armed himself with an assault rifle, a pistol, and a box cutter. Carrying almost three hundred rounds of ammunition, he emerged and made his way into the adjacent car. The rifle was wrested from him by an American-born Frenchman, Mark Moogalian, only for Khazzani to shoot him with the pistol. The assailant retrieved the rifle, levelled it at a young American airman, Spencer Stone, and fired. The gun jammed. He was beaten in the face with the rifle butt, subdued, and tied up.
Every year, there are a few blockbuster movies based on true stories of U. What makes this one unique, though, is that all three men who were the real-life heroes play themselves in the movie. The trio was internationally praised for their heroics. Since Stone was an Air Force airman and Skarlatos was an Oregon Army National Guard specialist at the time, their military training helped guide them in their actions. That gets depicted in the movie, too, so naturally, the Defense Department helped provide as much accuracy as possible. The filming at Robins only lasted one day, but it took nearly two weeks to build the sets and dress the base up to look like Fort Sam Houston. Other military-specific scenes were shot at various locations in Georgia with on-set consultation by a DoD project officer, who was either on set or was verbally consulted for all scenes depicting Stone in uniform.
The to Paris is a American biographical drama film produced and to Paris: The True Story of a Terrorist, a Train, and Three American Heroes by.
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The film stars Stone, Sadler, and Skarlatos as themselves and follows the trio as they stop the Thalys train attack ; Judy Greer and Jenna Fischer also star. Spencer Stone and Alek Skarlatos are attending a suburban Christian middle school. They bond over their interest in guns, and are often sent to the principal's office for disciplinary action.