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CAPTAIN PHILLIPS (2013) Movie Trailer: Tom Hanks fights Somali Pirates

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Captain Phillips Trailer. Paul GreengrassCaptain Phillips (2013) movie trailer stars Tom Hanks, Catherine Keener, Max Martini, John Magaro, and Christopher Stadulis. Captain Phillips‘ plot synopsis: “The true story of Captain Richard Phillips and the 2009 hijacking by Somali pirates of the US-flagged MV Maersk Alabama, the first American cargo ship to be hijacked in two hundred years.”

On the writers and book behind Captain Phillips: Billy Ray write the screenplay, based on Richard Phillips‘ book: A Captain’s Duty: Somali Pirates, Navy SEALS, and Dangerous Days at Sea.

A description of A Captain’s Duty: Somali Pirates, Navy SEALS, and Dangerous Days at Sea:

It was just another day on the job for fifty-three-year-old Richard Phillips, captain of the Maersk Alabama, the United States-flagged cargo ship which was carrying, among other things, food and agricultural materials for the World Food Program. That all changed when armed Somali pirates boarded the ship. The pirates didn’t expect the crew to fight back, nor did they expect Captain Phillips to offer himself as hostage in exchange for the safety of his crew. Thus began the tense five-day stand-off, which ended in a daring high-seas rescue when U.S. Navy SEALs opened fire and picked off three of the captors.

“It never ends like this,” Captain Phillips said.

And he’s right.

A Captain’s Duty tells the life-and-death drama of the Vermont native who was held captive on a tiny lifeboat off Somalia’s anarchic, gun-plagued shores. A story of adventure and courage, it provides the intimate details of this high-seas hostage-taking–the unbearable heat, the death threats, the mock executions, and the escape attempt. When the pirates boarded his ship, Captain Phillips put his experience into action, doing everything he could to safeguard his crew. And when he was held captive by the pirates, he marshaled all his resources to ensure his own survival, withstanding intense physical hardship and an escalating battle of wills with the pirates. This was it: the moment where training meets instinct and where character is everything. Richard Phillips was ready.

Captain Phillips also stars John Magaro, Christopher Stadulis, Chris Mulkey, Corey Johnson, David Warshofsky, Yul Vazquez, Angus MacInnes, Michael Chernus, Maria Dizzia, Roger Edwards, and Rey Hernandez.

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