"ONE OF THE YEAR'S BEST FILMS. TOM HANKS DOES HIS FINEST WORK." - Lou Lumenick, New York Post. In 2009 Captain Phillips was taken hostage by Somali pirates. This is his incredible story of survival.
Two-time Oscar® winner Tom Hanks stars in 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. The film is directed by Oscar® nominee Paul Greengrass, from a screenplay by Billy Ray and based upon the book, “A Captain’s Duty: Somali Pirates, Navy SEALs, and Dangerous Days at Sea”, by Richard Phillips with Stephan Talty.
- Rated: PG-13 for sustained intense sequences of menace, some violence with bloody images, and for substance use.