Captain Phillips | 2013

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Captain Phillips | 2013

Starring: Tom Hanks, Barkhad Abdi and Catherine Keener
Directed by: Paul Greengrass
About this movie

Captain Phillips tells the true story of the first American cargo ship hijacking in two hundred years: the 2009 seizing of US-flagged MV Maersk Alabama by a group of pirates from Somalia. Academy Award nominee Paul Greengrass's precise direction resulted in the creation of a super-suspense thriller and at the same time a comprehensive exploration of innumerable implications of globalization. The spotlight of Captain Phillips is directed at the give and take between Captain Richard Phillips, the Alabama's commanding officer, (portrayed by two time Academy Award winner Tom Hanks), and the Somali pirate captain, Muse (Barkhad Abdi), his captor. Phillips and Muse are inevitably heading for a clash when Muse and his partners in crime aim for Phillips' unarmed ship; in the evolving deadlock, at a distance of 145 miles from the coast of Somalia, the two men will discover that they are inescapably dependent upon powers beyond their control. The film was adapted from a screenplay by Billy Ray based on the book, A Captain's Duty: Somali Pirates, Navy SEALs, and Dangerous Days at Sea, by Richard Phillips with Stephan Talty. The film is produced by Scott Rudin, Dana Brunetti, and Michael De Luca.

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