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'The 15:17 To Paris' Carries On A Hollywood Tradition03:47
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The action movie "The 15:17 to Paris," starring the three Americans who helped stop a terrorist attack on a high-speed train bound for Paris in 2015, debuts in theaters Friday.

NPR contributor Andrew Lapin (@AndrewLapin) looks at the Hollywood tradition of real-life heroes playing themselves on the silver screen.

This segment aired on February 9, 2018.

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