The 15:17 to Paris

Synopsis: American Marines discover a terrorist plot on a Paris-bound train.
Genre: Biography, Drama
Rotten Tomatoes:
94 min





My name is Anthony Sadler.

You're probably wondering

why a brother like me

is hanging out

with these two crackers.

But trust me,

they're my two closest friends.

Let me introduce you.

This is Alek Skarlatos,

the robot.

He's a strong guy.

He'll always have your back

whenever you're in trouble.

And this is Spencer Stone.

You don't have to worry about

him having your back

in trouble because I'm sure

he'll find it first.

Seems like the three of us

have been

gettin' each other in trouble

ever since middle school.

But let me take you back and

show you how it all began...


- Oh. Hi!

Ms. Eskel?

Yeah, hi.

I'm Spencer Stone's mother.

This is Heidi,

Alek Skarlatos' mom.

Oh. I'm sorry, I didn't think

we were meeting until 3:15.

Yes. Well, um,

we had some similar concerns.


Thought we'd join forces.


Um, well, I...

We're concerned, I guess,

with the boys

starting junior high.

- Rightfully so.


Uh, we've noticed

some bullying

with the classmates,

and we were worried

it might be

affecting their school work.

Ms. Eskel. Ms. Skarlatos.

May I be quite frank?

Spencer is behind

on his reading.

Very behind.

And Alek is

too easily distracted.

Has anyone ever discussed

ADD with you two?

In my opinion,

both Spencer and Alek suffer

from something called

Attention Deficit Disorder,


Do you think that

you might be jumping

to this conclusion

too quickly?

It's not a quick jump,

Ms. Eskel.

As I previously mentioned,

Spencer cannot concentrate

on his reading.


that might be my fault.

Now that I know

he's falling behind, I can...

And Alek spends most of his

day staring out the window.

I'm sorry. Did you say that

Alek "looks out the window"?


Just so I'm clear,

do the other kids

not look out the window?

There are things you can do

to help them focus.

There are myriad medications

out there

that will significantly...


- Joyce, it's okay.

- No, it's not okay.

I'm sorry. I'm just trying

to pinpoint you.

So, you're telling me that

I need to drug my child

to make your job easier.

These medications

will help them focus,

and it would be easier

for the boys...

If you don't

medicate them now,

they'll just

self-medicate later.

Do you think

this is a good solution?

Throwing pills at a problem?

Then let's go.

You know, boys of single moms,

it's just statistics.

But statistically,

they are more likely

to develop problems.

My God is bigger

than your statistics,

so I don't really care

what you have to say anymore.



I am happy to say that

we will not have to have

another lice check tomorrow.

And the results are in

for our class election.

Our new school president is...

This is it, campaign manager.

The moment of truth.

- Marie Hodge.

- BOY:

Congratulations to everybody

who ran,

and congrats to our new

school president.

Hey, maybe it was a mistake.

- It's cool.


Way to go, loser.

Come on, Spencer, you're not

always going to win.

It just doesn't work that way.

You don't get it.

No one gets it.

I tried to fit in here.

I tried.

They wouldn't let me.

You fit in with me.

I get you.

My mom thought it'd be better

switching me

to a Christian school.


it's like church, class,

same people everywhere.

All the time.

I just hate it.

Boys, the bell rang,

you should be in class.

A grunt of acknowledgment

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