The film focuses on the relationship between the Alabama's commanding officer, Captain Richard Phillips, and the Somali pirate captain, Muse, 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.
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'You'd think these trips would get easier, but it's the opposite," Andrea Phillips, a nurse, says to her husband, Richard, as they navigate a Vermont highway one morning, heading for the airport. It's a drive they've made often over the years - this time to put him on a flight to Oman, where he will take charge of a giant container ship. » Read more
PG-13for sustained intense sequences of menace, some violence with bloody images, and for substance use
Cast:Yul Vazquez; Rey Hernandez; Catherine Keener; Max Martini; Maria Dizzia; Chris Mulkey; Tom Hanks; David Warshofsky; Michael Chernus; John Magaro
Directed by:Paul Greengrass
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