Captain Phillips (2013) (C)
"An eruption of emotional fireworks."
Scott Foundas, Variety.
Captain Phillips is a multi-layered examination of the 2009 hijacking of the U.S. container ship Maersk Alabama by a crew of Somali pirates.
Based on a true story, the film focuses on the Alabama's commanding officer, Captain Richard Phillips, played by two-time Academy Award winner Tom Hanks, (Best Actor, 1993, Philadelphia; Best Actor, 1994, Forrest Gump), and the Somali pirate captain, Muse (Barkhad Abdi), who takes him hostage.
The two men are set on an unstoppable collision course when Muse and his crew target Phillips' unarmed ship. In the ensuing standoff, both men will find themselves at the mercy of forces beyond their control. -- (C) Columbia Pictures, 2013, USA.
Starring Tom Hanks, Catherine Keener, Max Martini, Chris Mulkey, Yul Vazquez, Corey Johnson, David Washofsky, John Magaro, Michael Chernus, Barkhad Abdi.
Directed by Paul Greengrass.
Based on the book "A Captain's Duty: Somali Pirates, Navy Seals, and Dangerous Days At Sea," written by Richard Phillips with Stephan Talty.
DVD Release Date: January 21, 2014.
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