In the face of fear, ordinary people can do the extraordinary.
In the early evening of August 21, 2015, the world watched in stunned silence as the media reported a thwarted terrorist attack on Thalys train #9364 bound for Paris—an attempt prevented by three courageous young Americans travelling through Europe. The friends’ lives, from the struggles of childhood through finding their footing in life, to the series of unlikely events leading up to the attack, are chronicled here. Throughout the harrowing ordeal, their friendship never wavers, making it their greatest asset—allowing them to save the lives of the more than 500 passengers.
Based on The 15:17 to Paris: The True Story of a Terrorist, a Train, and Three American Heroes (the book) by Anthony Sadler, Alek Skarlatos, Spencer Stone, Jeffrey E. Stern.