Captain Phillips

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"Out here survival is everything."
  • PG-13
  • 2013
  • 7.8  (426,591)
  • 82

Captain Phillips is based on the true story of the hijacking of MV Maersk Alabama by Somali pirates in 2009. In this film, pirates attack the container ship off the coast of Somalia and are able to board prior to their boats being destroyed. The captain of the ship, Richard Phillips, is able to alert the United States Navy to the attack and instruct his crew to hide below deck, before he and several others are taken hostage on the bridge. Eventually, the attack leads to a standoff situation between the US Navy and the pirates. The role of Captain Richard Phillips is played by Tom Hanks, who has won Academy Awards for Best Actor in Philadelphia and Forest Gump. Following its debut at the New York Film Festival on September 28, 2013, the film has garnered fantastic reviews.

Captain Phillips
Captain Phillips (Trailer 1)
Captain Phillips (Trailer 1)

Trailer - 2 min 34 sec

Tom Hanks On Meeting The Pirates For The First Time
Tom Hanks On Meeting The Pirates For The First Time

Behind the Scenes - 59 sec

Captain Phillips
Captain Phillips

Trailer - 2 min 31 sec

Captain Phillips (Clean Trailer)
Captain Phillips (Clean Trailer)

Trailer - 2 min 25 sec

Barkhad Abdi On Playing Muse
Barkhad Abdi On Playing Muse

Behind the Scenes - 38 sec

Paul Greengrass On The Story Of The Film
Paul Greengrass On The Story Of The Film

Behind the Scenes - 1 min 3 sec

Description
Captain Phillips is based on the true story of the hijacking of MV Maersk Alabama by Somali pirates in 2009. In this film, pirates attack the container ship off the coast of Somalia and are able to board prior to their boats being destroyed. The captain of the ship, Richard Phillips, is able to alert the United States Navy to the attack and instruct his crew to hide below deck, before he and several others are taken hostage on the bridge. Eventually, the attack leads to a standoff situation between the US Navy and the pirates.

The role of Captain Richard Phillips is played by Tom Hanks, who has won Academy Awards for Best Actor in Philadelphia and Forest Gump. Following its debut at the New York Film Festival on September 28, 2013, the film has garnered fantastic reviews.

Captain Phillips is a 2013 action movie. It has received mostly positive reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 7.8 and a MetaScore of 82.

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  • Release Date
    2013
  • MPAA Rating
    PG-13
  • Language
    English
  • IMDB Rating
    7.8  (426,591)
  • Metascore
    82