Captain Phillips Poster

Release Date: October 11th, 2013

DVD Release Date: January 21st, 2014

PG-13|2 hr 13 min

Plot Summary
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.

Cast: Tom Hanks, Catherine Keener, Barkhad Abdi, Barkhad Abdirahman, Faysal Ahmed, Mahat M. Ali, Michael Chernus, Corey Johnson

Director: Paul Greengrass

Genres: Action, Thriller, Docudrama

Production Co: Scott Rudin Productions, Michael De Luca, Trigger Street Productions

Distributors: Sony Pictures Entertainment

Keywords: Dark, Emotional, 2000s, Wife, Rescue, Tense

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Awards

Nominated Original Film Music
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2013)
Nominated Director
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2013)
Nominated Film Editing
Nominated Leading Actor
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2013)
Nominated Adapted Screenplay
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2013)
Nominated Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2013)
Nominated Cinematography
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2013)
Nominated Best Picture
Nominated Editing
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2013)
Nominated Sound
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2013)
Nominated Best Film
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2013)
Nominated Best Director - Motion Picture
Nominated Writing (Adapted Screenplay)
Nominated Sound Mixing
Nominated Best Motion Picture - Drama
Nominated Sound Editing