Captain Phillips

Captain Phillips

Columbia Pictures' CAPTAIN PHILLIPS, starring Tom Hanks. Photo credit: Hopper Stone, SMPSP. Copyright: © 2013 Columbia Pictures Industries, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

Captain Phillips (2013)

Opened: 10/11/2013 Wide

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Genre: Biographical Thriller

Rated: PG-13 for sustained intense sequences of menace, some violence with bloody images, and for substance use.

Out here survival is everything.


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.

The film is directed by Academy Award® nominee Paul Greengrass, from a screenplay by Billy Ray based upon 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.