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i can hear it in your tone ♪ ♪ i can see it in the dark ♪ this is "nightline." >> tonight the three american heroes who saved countless lives taking down an armed terrorist on a french train, now starring in hollywood's version of their story. >> plenty of things to do here, might have to do it. >> how eastwood went to extremes to recreate those terrifying moments. >> we did it on an actual train, same location. >> same amount of blood. >> plus the star of "kill bill" uma thurman saying me too. >> the me too movement spreading faster than the flu. >> steve wrynn claims claims no
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♪ good evening and we begin here tonight with the three young americans who helped to stop a terror attack on board a train in france. their story made global headlines and is now a new clint eastwood movie starring the heroes themselves. >> breaking news tonight, the take down on the train. >> the man has opened fire on a train travel from amsterdam to paris. >> three people reported wound. >> a train flying through the french country side at 200 miles an hour a knife-wielded man armed with an a krks.47 and rounds and rounds of ammo inside. >> i tried
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>> and three young men managed to thwart the attack. >> i looked over to spencer and said let's go. >> stone seen here with the bare back suffering a knife wound as he subdued the attacker. >> brought down before he could kill and maim. >> i was ability to grab him again and choke him unconscious while al e c was hitting him in the head. >> it was do or die. >> with their childhood buddy they were touring europe on vacation, ordinary men suddenly called to greatness. >> three friends now hailed as international heroes. >> they hog tied the alleged terrorist, beat him to submission, he's still awaiting trial. the three young americans the french president gave them a medal and they met the american president. they were all over our tv sets. those are the same people the real people the actual young americans played themselves on screen in director clint
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eastwood's "1517 to paris". >> i went through casting process and met characters but more i met them something about their camaraderie and three guys growing up together and said wonder if these guys could do it. >> and they did. >> lot of people thought it would be traumatic and now coming to an end with him behind the camera is priceless experience. >> casting the real people is kind of executive decision only clint eastwood could make. >> i'm sure people at the studio were saying this is a terrible idea. >> oh, i'm sure they did. >> eastwood is famously sparring direction not much direction not many takes. >> spencer doesn't look like he needs a lot of attention. >> that's what my teacher said. >> they all grew up in southern
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california not exactly model students in school. and we're back in sac. >> have you gone back to that school. >> no never. >> we avoid it at all cost. >> we must be can quite proud of you. >> we have an interesting relationship in history with that school. >> alex is here for the hometown screening. >> did it make you more scared about what he went through. >> yeah it makes me catch my breath when you see it and the tragedy that could have happen that day. >> and anthony's parents also here. >> i thought they did very well. still unusual two and half years later seeing them on big screen. >> the boys all attended church. anthony's dad is the pastor. >> the deva devia devia devia l terrorists but didn't know what god had.
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>> are you old enough to know what it is to be in a clint eastwood film. >> they wrote a book they got to eastwood but they didn't want to act. >> we thought you want us to reenact it for the actors. >> they didn't take much persuasion. >> it blew our minds, we're like clint eastwood thinks we can do it might have to do it. >> only other war hero murphy playing himself in "to hell and back" in 1959. >> said have to take acting classes but he said no then it will look like you're acting. >> it was almost like living it twice but not nearly as scary. >> we're on the same train, it's moving, you know. there's same amount of blood. and me and mark both kind of got lost in it. i forgot everyone was there until i heard clint say cut or that was enough and i kind of
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was like o hrks. oh. >> what we'd like to get across is anybody can do something like this. >> everyone's capable it's just choices. >> our choice was around the fact we didn't want to die that day. >> they are in fact out of the service and all appeared on who wants to be a millionaire and alec got far on dancing with the stars. >> we felt like our lives weren't supposed to be regular didn't know what that meant. >> were you concerned that in the public eye you'd become a target. >> yabsolutely. >> because you were attacked in a bar. >> outstandiide a bar. >> trying to make it sound more respectful. >> he was stabbed just months after the train incident. >> was that connected with this. >> not at all. they didn't know who i was. just ran into some bad guys.
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>> his attacker pled guilty and is now behind bar buzz the movie doesn't touch at alternate on their live noise. >> i almost wanted to see alec on dancing with the stars and spencer getting stab the outside of the nightclub as part of the movie. >> i did too but wasn't relevant. >> catapulting tours the. >> right now catapulting this hang over. >> they were just regular guys doing extraordinary ordinary thing. >> brace for impact. >> common theme was sully landing the plane on the hudson is saving 155 lives or american sniper. >> the word hero i hate to use because it's so over used. you become a eagle scout you're way hero. >> but these three are real heroes and now want to become
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actors. >> we want to take these lessons we took from mr. eastwood can't wait to depict a character. >> for professional actors it's much harder to play yourself because you're used to hiding behind characters. >> there's definitely insecurities we had to get over. >> now relishing telling their story. >> you're getting plenty of attention guys. >> getting pampered by make up artists and stylists. hanging with clint. >> people think we're a boy band. it's been fun. >> i'm nick for "nightline" in los angeles. >> next what uma thurman said happened between her and harvey weinstein and allegation that's brought down casino mogul steve wynn. and clearer skin. this is my body of proof that i can take on psoriatic arthritis with humira. humira works by targeting and helping to block a specific
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♪ as uma thurman comes forward with another disturbing claim about harvey weinstein the #metoo movement is now also extending beyond the entertainment industry, billionaire mogul steve wynn forced to resign over allegations of sexual misconduct. >> uma thurman explosive allegations of mistreatment. >> claims she was permanent nantly damage. >> "kill bill" star breaking her silence about her own allegations against harvey weinstein. >> that behavior has to stop can't turn a blind eye it to it. that's obvious.
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>> it's not just hollywood. brotopia is her book. >> it is systemic. industry-wide. sexual harassment is a problem. and seeping into every workspace. >> the first ceo of a publicly traded company has resigned, casino mogul steve wynn calling it quits at nguyen resorts after allegations of sexual misconduct. for decades the glittering lights ever the las vegas strip made brighter by steve wynn and his iconic properties. >> i'm steve wynn and this is my new hotel the only one i've ever signed >> the bell adjectiagio,mirage,g monuments to creating a pivotal roll of the resurgence of the strip. >> when i was a kid in 1952 f
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came with my dad, guys wore cowboy boy boots, romantic freedom, eight or nine motels and you could ride a horse to the edge of the strip. >> now the 76-year-old real estate developer is resigning as chairman and ceo of the company. >> you think of the company you think immediately steve wynn he's the business guy who put this company on the map and the company put him on the map. >> the wall street journal broke the story that dozens came forward that the billionaire pressured them into unwanted sex acts over decades. in 2005 a man i curist claimed he forced her to have sex and pressured her to take her clothes off and told her to lie down on the massage table he kept in his office suite. she told him she was marry and didn't want to have sex but
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journal reports he persisted and ultimately she did disrobe and they did have sex and he later paid her $7.5 million frommentity y a company he set up to hide the money. nguyen steve wynn denies the claims releasing this statement -- >> in a statement last month, he denied the claims he ever assaulted anyone calling it preposterous adding the accusations were instigated by his ex-wife and she told the journal that notion is not true.
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former artistic director of the salon told abc news people would hide from the businessman. it . >> nielsen said some employees would get sick, have nervous break downs or lock themselves in bathroom when he requested them. >> was constant pursuit. >> and he was a constant donor for the republican party. retiring as finance chair. >> steve wynn will you stand up. he's raising so much money for our great republican party. >> his name is synonymous with luxury and comfort and his resorts is multi billion dollar publicly traded company with almost 25,000 employees and now a disgraced formalitieser ceo. >> the company is going to look a lot different down the line. it's a branding problem for the company really. ends of the day he's gone and
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the branding will have to be redone all together. >> the company seems aware of these concerns in a statement announcing his resignation made sure to highlight more than 40% of all management are women, the highest in the gaming industry. >> the #metoo movement is spreading faster than the flu,seeing it in media, arts, entertainment, most recently in the restaurant world. >> the movement hasn't finished playing out in hollywood,act rest uma thurman speaking out when the time harvey weinstein attacked her, telling the times he tried to shove himself on me, expose himself, all kinds of unpleasant thing. his attorney writes -- and says weinstein didn't try anything else with thurm.
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she described falling out of tarantino alleging he formsed her to drive this comfortable the raw footage shes her crashing and she said it was dehumanizing to the point of death and tarantino said it was one of the biggest regrets of his life. he also says he test drove that route himself and supported thurman. and rose mcgowan said it is part of the pervasive toxic culture. >> you wrote it's abusive against women and call it art. >> yes. and death proof, my face gets shattered over and over and smashed they tell you what they think of women. he gets lotted for having strong female characters look what he does to them.
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every single one of these men tell you the truth you just have to look and see it. >> from the hollywood hills to capital hill the me too movement spread across multiple industries including the tech world. >> the me too movement was happening in silicon valley years ago. >> she writes about the ramt pant issue of sexual harassment in silicon valley including so called boys club. >> so much business happen outside of the office at the bobod bar, the hot tub. we will never know how many great ideas never got a chance because the people making the decisions are almost entirely men. >> following the allegations against harvey weinstein his former film studio was headed for bankruptcy but according to reports the weinstein company will be acquired and rebranded by a hollywood outsider. they are betting new leadership
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will continue their winning hand. >> if we move the problem from the premises, there's going to be a moment of reckoning for the company, for investors and people in the immediate presence of wynn resort it's. >> for "nightline" from new york. up next are you real spice girls fan or just a wanna be. big new kbz the group finally giving us what we want. ♪ making love forever ♪ ♪ friendships never end ♪ >> announcer: abc news "nightline" brought to you by -- geico. , i took your advice and had geico help with renters insurance- it was really easy. easy. that'd be nice. phone: for help with chairs, say "chair." phone: for help with bookcases, say "bookcase." bookcase. i thought this was the dresser? isn't that the bed?
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