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Captain Phillips (2013)

Tom Hanks as "Capt. Richard Phillips"

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.

British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2013) Nominated Leading Actor
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2013) Nominated Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role

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Posted by
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Posted by
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Apr 21st 2014, 12:00PM

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Posted by
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Mar 7th 2014, 7:00AM

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Gary Susman on Feb 12th 2014, 9:30AM

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Posted by
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Jan 30th 2014, 11:15AM

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Posted by
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Jan 16th 2014, 9:15AM

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Posted by
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Dec 18th 2013, 5:00AM

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Posted by
Sharon Knolle on Dec 12th 2013, 8:00AM

Dec 12th 2013, 8:00AM

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Posted by
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Dec 12th 2013, 4:30AM

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Posted by
Katie Roberts on Dec 10th 2013, 12:45PM

Dec 10th 2013, 12:45PM

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Posted by
Moviefone Staff on Nov 19th 2013, 7:00AM

Nov 19th 2013, 7:00AM

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Posted by
Jenni Miller on Nov 5th 2013, 8:15AM

Nov 5th 2013, 8:15AM

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Posted by
Katie Roberts on Oct 17th 2013, 2:30PM

Oct 17th 2013, 2:30PM

Matthew McConaughey Asked Tom Hanks for Weight Loss Advice

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Katie Roberts on Oct 17th 2013, 10:45AM

Oct 17th 2013, 10:45AM

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Posted by
Katie Roberts on Oct 14th 2013, 10:30AM

Oct 14th 2013, 10:30AM

Real-Life Crew Members Say 'Captain Phillips' Is a Big Lie

Posted by
Drew Taylor on Oct 14th 2013, 7:45AM

Oct 14th 2013, 7:45AM

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Posted by
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Oct 12th 2013, 8:00AM

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Posted by
Rick Mele on Oct 11th 2013, 9:30AM

Oct 11th 2013, 9:30AM

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Oct 11th 2013, 5:00AM

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Oct 9th 2013, 6:00AM

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Oct 8th 2013, 8:30AM

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Oct 3rd 2013, 4:00PM

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Sep 30th 2013, 8:30AM

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Posted by
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Sep 30th 2013, 8:00AM

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Posted by
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Sep 25th 2013, 10:00AM

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Posted by
Jenni Miller on Aug 8th 2013, 9:30AM

Aug 8th 2013, 9:30AM

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Posted by
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Jul 17th 2013, 8:30AM

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Posted by
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Jul 11th 2013, 8:05AM

'Saving Mr. Banks' First Look: Tom Hanks as Walt Disney

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Jul 10th 2013, 10:30AM

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Jul 2nd 2013, 10:00AM

Notorious Movie Dads: 12 On-Screen Fathers With (Very) Bad Reputations

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Posted by
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Posted by
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Feb 7th 2012, 4:24PM

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