The 15:17 to Paris Parent Guide
The 15:17 to Paris
Rating & Content Info
Why is The 15:17 to Paris rated PG-13? The 15:17 to Paris is rated PG-13 by the MPAA (on appeal) for bloody images, violence, some suggestive material, drug references and language.
Spencer Stone (a U.S. Airman) and Alek Skarlatos (a National Guardsman) and Anthony Sadler (A senior college student) were just three friends on vacation in Europe when the unimaginable happened. On August 21, 2015, while taking the Thalys train from Amsterdam to Paris, the trio crossed paths with an armed man.
Ayoub El Khazzani, a 25-year-old Moroccan, was first spotted as a threat when he emerged from the train’s restroom shirtless and carrying an assault rifle. Bystanders Mark Moogalian (an American-born Frenchman) and another unidentified Frenchman, attempted to stop him, but the heavily armed assailant was not deterred. (Moogalian was shot and suffered serious injuries.)
Next, the perpetrator turned his attention to the other passengers on board. And for one brief moment, he fumbled with his gun.
Instinctively, Stone and Skarlatos put their military training into action. The pair, tackled El Khazzani. During the ensuing struggle, their buddy Sadler and a British passenger named Chris Norman came to their aid. Despite the danger, and even though they sustained some injuries (Stone especially), the shooter was subdued.
Theses brave men were later honored by government officials as heroes.
This movie re-enacts the events of that fateful encounter. But what is most unusual about the film is that Stone, Skarlatos and Sadler play themselves. Clint Eastwood directs this production which is titled The 15:17 to Paris.
Page last updated January 16, 2018
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Cast and Crew
The 15:17 to Paris is directed by Clint Eastwood and stars Anthony Sadler, Spencer Stone, Alek Skarlatos.