Captain Phillips

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Captain Phillips is a multi-layered examination of the 2009 hijacking of the U.S. container ship Maersk Alabama by a crew of Somali pirates. It is - through director Paul Greengrass's distinctive lens - simultaneously a pulse-pounding thriller, and a complex portrait of the myriad effects of globalization. The film focuses on the relationship between the Alabama's commanding officer, Captain Richard Phillips (two time Academy Award®-winner Tom Hanks), and the Somali pirate captain, Muse (Barkhad Abdi), who takes him hostage. Phillips and Muse are set on an unstoppable collision course when Muse and his crew target Phillips' unarmed ship; in the ensuing standoff, 145 miles off the Somali coast, both men will find themselves at the mercy of forces beyond their control.

Director: Paul Greengrass
Writer: Billy Ray (screenplay), Richard Phillips (based upon the book "A Captain's Duty: Somali Pirates, Navy SEALS, and Dangerous Days at Sea" by), Stephan Talty (based upon the book "A Captain's Duty: Somali Pirates, Navy SEALS, and Dangerous Days at Sea" by)
Production: Sony Pictures
Year: 2013
MetaScore: 82/100
ImdbRating: 7.8
BoxOffice: $107,100,855
Released: 11 Oct 2013
Awards: Nominated for 6 Oscars. Another 16 wins & 146 nominations.


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Captain Richard Phillips - Tom Hanks
Andrea Phillips - Catherine Keener
Najee - Faysal Ahmed
Shane Murphy - Michael Chernus
Mike Perry - David Warshofsky
Ken Quinn - Corey Johnson
John Cronan - Chris Mulkey
Captain Frank Castellano - Yul Vazquez
SEAL Commander - Max Martini
Maersk Alabama Crew - Thomas Grube
Maersk Alabama Crew - Mark Holden
Maersk Alabama Crew - San Shella
Maersk Alabama Crew - Terence Anderson
Maersk Alabama Crew - Marc Anwar
Maersk Alabama Crew - David Webber
Maersk Alabama Crew - Amr El-Bayoumi
Maersk Alabama Crew - Vincenzo Nicoli
Maersk Alabama Crew - Kapil Arun
Maersk Alabama Crew - Louis Mahoney
Maersk Alabama Crew - Peter Landi
Maersk Alabama Crew - Angus MacInnes
Maersk Alabama Crew - Ian Ralph
Maersk Alabama Crew - Kristian Hjordt Beck
Maersk Alabama Crew - Kurt Larsen
Somali Boy - Bader Choukouko
Pirate Leader - Idurus Shiish
Pirate Leader - Azeez Mohammed
Pirate Leader - Abdurazak Ahmed Adan
Asad's Crew - Duran Mohamed Hassan
Asad's Crew - Nasir Jama
Asad's Crew - Kadz Souleiman
Navy SEAL Group - Scott Oates
Navy SEAL Group (as David Meadows) - David B. Meadows
Navy SEAL Group - Shad Jason Hamilton
Navy SEAL Group - Adam Wendling
Navy SEAL Group - Billy Jenkins
Navy SEAL Group - Mark Semos
Navy SEAL Group - Dean Franchuk
Navy SEAL Group - Rey Hernandez
Navy SEAL Group - Christopher Stadulis
Navy SEAL Group - Roger Edwards
Navy SEAL Group - John Patrick Barry
Navy SEAL Group - Raleigh Morse
Navy SEAL Group - Dale McClellan
Navy SEAL Group - Hugh Middleton
Navy SEAL Group - Raymond Care
UKMTO Officer - Stacha Hicks
US Maritime Officer - Will Bowden
USS Bainbridge VBSS Officer (as Leonard Anderson) - Len Anderson IV
Airport Passenger - Giovanni Alabiso
Able Seaman L. Haddock - Devon Black
Lieutenant Commander Scott Atherton - Steve Campbell
TV News Reporter - Bob Dio
Allison McColl - Maria Dizzia
US Maritime Officer - Herman Gambhir
US Maritime Aldington - Georgia Goodman
Airport Passenger / Neighbor - Kristin Harris
News Photographer - Phyllis Lynn
Dan Phillips - John Magaro
FBI Investigator - Tom Mariano
FBI Agent - Holt Murray
UKMTO - Danny Nutt
News Reporter - A.J. O'Connell
Passenger / Neighbor - Ryan O'Connor
Cameraman - Chris Palermo
Husain - Kapil Parikh
TV News Reporter - Suzanne Prunty
Mariah Phillips - Gigi Raines
Chopper Pilot - Kevin Resnick
US Maritime Bernetti - Riann Steele
UKMTO Operator - Dee Tails
Cab Driver and Customs Agent - George J. Vezina
Passenger / Neighbor - Mary Wexler
Sub Lieutenant P. Ashton - Max Wrottesley