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Captain Phillips
- Tom Hanks

Overview - Two-time Academy Award winner Tom Hanks teams with Oscar-nominated director Paul Greengrass and screenwriter Billy Ray to tell the true story of Richard Phillips, a U.S. cargo-ship captain who surrendered himself to Somali pirates so that his crew would be freed.  Read more...

 
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Overview

Two-time Academy Award winner Tom Hanks teams with Oscar-nominated director Paul Greengrass and screenwriter Billy Ray to tell the true story of Richard Phillips, a U.S. cargo-ship captain who surrendered himself to Somali pirates so that his crew would be freed. Captain Richard Phillips (Hanks) and his crew are carrying freight around the Horn of Africa when four Somali pirates forcefully take over their ship, the MV Maersk Alabama. While Phillips' team follow his orders to hide until they hear him give the safe word, the captain and a few essential crew members remain on the bridge as the heavily armed pirates make their way up to seize control of the ship. But the interlopers soon discover something that sends them into a furious rage: After effectively shutting down the ship, Phillips explains that the Maersk had malfunctioned when the crew pushed it too hard in an attempt to evade the attackers. In order to appease their leader, the ruthless Muse (Barkhad Abdi), Phillips offers them the $30,000 that's been locked in the ship safe. But that isn't enough, and Muse demands that Phillips help him search every corner of the ship to root out the terrified crew. When that plan fails, the pirates agree to take the cash from the safe and flee in the Maersk's lifeboat. At the last minute, however, they kidnap Phillips in the hope of supplementing their take with a sizable ransom -- a decision that leads to a tense standoff with the U.S. Navy, who would sooner see the lifeboat sunk with Phillips inside than allow it to reach Somalia.

Cast List

Billy Ray - Screenwriter--NOT the adult actor
Paul Greengrass - Director, UNITED 93 (2006)
Gregory Goodman - Executive Producer, I HEART HUCKABEES (2004)
Barry Ackroyd - Director of Photography, THE LOST SON (1999)
Chris Carreras
Michael Solinger
Nick Glennie-Smith
Larry Dias
Mike Prestwood Smith
Rob Inch
Ahmed Hatimi
Double Negative Limited
Todd Lewis
Michael Higham
Frances Hannon
Mark Taylor - Sound/Sound Designer; Re-Recording Mixer
Chris Burdon
Dominic Capon
Sara Deane
Katryna Samut-Tagliaferro
Henry Jackman - Composer
Sam Breckman
Richard Phillips - Book Author
Stephan Talty
Cosmo Campbell
Catherine Keener - Actress
Angus MacInnes
Louis Mahoney
Yul Vazquez - Cuban actor, MUSIC WITHIN
David Warshofsky
Tom Hanks - Oscar-winning actor/director/producer
Thom Hanks - Oscar-winning actor/director/producer
Mark Holden - Score Composer
Chris Mulkey - Actor/Screenwriter
Thomas Grube - Actor
Vincenzo Nicoli
Max Martini
Corey Johnson - Star/ THE MUMMY (1999)
David Webber
San Shella
Rey Hernandez - Actor, STREET SURVIVAL/PUSH
Omar Berdouni - Star, THE HAMBURG CELL (2004)
Marc Anwar
Roger Edwards
John Patrick Barry
Mohammed Ali
Michael Chernus
Ian Ralph
Adam Wendling
Christopher Stadulis
Terrence Anderson
Barkhad Abdi
Barkhad Abdirahman
Mahat M. Ali
Faysal Ahmed
Issak Farah Samatar
Amr El-Bayoumi
Kapil Arun
Peter Landi
Kristian Hjordt Beck
Kurt Larsen
Bader Choukouko
Idurus Shiish
Azeez Mohammed
Abdurazak Ahmed Adan
Duran Mohamed Hassan
Nasir Jama
Kadz Souleiman
Scott Oates
David Meadows - Actor
Shad Jason Hamilton
Billy Jenkins - Actor
Mark Semos
Dean Franchuk
Raleigh Morse
Dale McClellan
Hugh Middleton
Raymond Care
Stacha Hicks
Will Bowden
Leonard Anderson - Actor, ;

 
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  • Format: DVD
  • Run Time: 134
  • Color Format: (unknown/unconverted)
  • UPC: 043396417847
  • Genre: Action/Adventure
  • Rating: PG-13 (MPAA)
  • Release Date: January 2014

Related Categories:
Movies > Dramas

Related Keywords:
Adventure
High Seas
Rescue
Africa
Hostages
Pirates

 
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"[A] knockout movie, one of the year's best....And Hanks, showing how trauma eats at the soul, hits a new career peak." - 09/12/2013 Rolling Stone


"CAPTAIN PHILLIPS is riveting....[Greengrass] excels at pressure-cooker scenarios." - 10/10/2013 A.V. Club


"CAPTAIN PHILLIPS is one of the best movies of the year, and it’s difficult to imagine a scenario in which Tom Hanks doesn’t earn a Best Actor nod for his best work since CASTAWAY." - 10/10/2013 Chicago Sun-Times


"Greengrass keeps you off balance -- he's a jittery poet of reality....[A] suspensefully spiky thriller based on a shattering incident..." -- Grade: B+ - 10/10/2013 Entertainment Weekly


4 stars out of 4 -- "CAPTAIN PHILLIPS is a taut, superbly crafted maritime thriller, anchored by a superb performance by Tom Hanks." - 10/11/2013 Washington Post


"CAPTAIN PHILLIPS, a movie that insistently closes the distance between us and them, has a vital moral immediacy." - 10/11/2013 New York Times


"Greengrass ratchets up the stakes, juxtaposing the lifeboat’s claustrophobic innards with the hi-tech command centres of the behemoths tasked with retrieving it....[A] gripping maritime thriller." - 10/13/2013 Total Film


5 stars out of 5 -- "[A] riveting, emotionally complex and hugely intelligent dramatization of a real-life ordeal." - 10/11/2013 Empire


"Greengrass is scrupulous about making us confident that we're watching a reconstruction of known events in a known order. His actualism is nothing if not immersive..." - 10/09/2013 Film Comment

 
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