Here’s Why ‘Patriots Day’ Is the Most Intense Movie You’ll See All Year (Exclusive Video)

Behind-the-scenes video details fierce manhunt depicted in historical drama starring Mark Wahlberg

Last Updated: December 27, 2016 @ 9:47 AM

You’ll want to brace yourself for “Patriots Day.” The warmly-reviewed film starring Mark Wahlberg dramatizes the events immediately surrounding the deadly 2013 Boston Marathon bombing.

This exclusive video above depicts the vast and intense manhunt that went on directly after two pressure cooker bombs killed three and injured hundreds near the finish line of the annual race.

In it, director and co-writer Peter Berg explains how an FBI agent was quickly able to identify one of the two bombers. He also praises Danny Mang, who was carjacked by the terrorists, because he “planned and executed a stunning escape.” Berg adds: “He was able to tell the police were they were and probably more than anyone can be given credit for stopping these guys.”

The behind-the-scenes video includes news coverage along with scenes from the film. It also incorporates interviews with by former Boston Police Commissioner Ed Davis (played by John Goodman) and former FBI agent Rick Deslauriers (played by Kevin Bacon) and former Massachusetts governor Deval Patrick (played by Michael Beach).

“Patriots Day” centers on Police Sergeant Tommy Saunders (Wahlberg) who found himself at the center of the tragedy and subsequent hunt for the perpetrators. Along with Goodman, Bacon and Beach, Sergeant Jeffrey Pugliese is played by J.K. Simmons, and nurse Carol Saunders is portrayed by Michelle Monaghan.

“Patriots Day” is open now in select cities and expands nationwide on Jan. 13.