The gripping true story of Captain Richard Phillips (Tom Hanks), whose cargo ship and crew were hijacked by pirates off the coast of Somali in 2009..
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In April 2009, the U.S. containership Maersk Alabama sails toward its destination on a day that seems like any other. Suddenly, Somali pirates race toward the vessel, climb aboard and take everyone hostage. The captain of the ship, Richard Phillips (Tom Hanks), looks to protect his crew from the hostile invaders, and their leader, Muse (Barkhad Abdi). The pirates are after millions of dollars, and Phillips must use his wits to make sure everyone survives and returns home safely.
Rating: PG-13 (Some Violence|Bloody Images|Substance Use|Sustained Int. Seq. of Menace)
Production Co: Scott Rudin Productions, Trigger Street Productions, Michael De Luca
Sound Mix: SDDS, Dolby Digital, Datasat
Critics Consensus Smart, powerfully acted, and incredibly intense, Captain Phillips offers filmgoers a Hollywood biopic done right -- and offers Tom Hanks a showcase for yet another brilliant performance. Read critic reviews
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