Captain Phillips


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.

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  1. Billy Ray


  2. Paul Greengrass


Top Billed Cast

  1. Tom Hanks

    Tom Hanks

    Captain Richard Phillips

  2. Catherine Keener

    Catherine Keener

    Andrea Phillips

  3. Max Martini

    Max Martini

    SEAL Commander

  4. Chris Mulkey

    Chris Mulkey

    John Cronan

  5. Yul Vazquez

    Yul Vazquez

    Captain Frank Castellano

  6. Corey Johnson

    Corey Johnson

    Ken Quinn

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Status Released

Original Language English

Runtime 2h 14m

Budget $55,000,000.00

Revenue $95,000,000.00


Release Information

  • October 11, 2013
    PG-13, Theatrical



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A review by kineticandroid

By kineticandroid

Allow me to start with what you likely have already read — this film is well-crafted and tense procedural about a true story. The fact that I still found it tense and exciting, even when I already knew the ending (including the oft-mentioned Captain Phillips ending scene) is a high compliment.

So why tell this story? I took it as a meditation on powerlessness, a film that didn't deal with heroes or villains, only victims. There's a shipping crew that is easily sought out by pirates, and there are the pirates that ultimately fail. In either case, it's not as if either side feels in control of... read the rest.

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