Captain Phillips

Release October 11, 2013 (Wide)
Cast Tom Hanks, Catherine Keener, David Warshofsky, John Magaro, Max Martini, Michael Chernus
Director Paul Greengrass
Writer Billy Ray
Genres Drama
Studio Columbia Pictures
Length 134 mins.


CAPTAIN PHILLIPS is an examination of the 2009 hijacking of the U.S. container ship Maersk Alabama by a crew of Somali pirates. The film focuses on the relationship between the Alabama's commanding officer, Captain Richard Phillips (Tom Hanks), and his Somali counterpart, Muse (Barkhad Abdi). Set on an incontrovertible collision course off the coast of Somalia, both men will find themselves paying the human toll for economic forces outside of their control.

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