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Action, Drama - Terrorism

Captain Phillips (2013)

Released 2013 Rating 12A in UK
Director Paul Greengrass Writer/s Billy Ray
Starring Tom Hanks, Barkhad Abdi, Catherine Keener,
Source of story A book by Captain Richard Phillips with Stephan Talty itself based on real events.
Elevator Pitch The American container ship Maersk Alabama was taken over by Somali pirates in 2009, resulting in intervention by the US military, putting the crew in increasing danger.
Content Constant tension once the ship is taken over, with increasing danger, particularly to the captain, as events progress.
A View The director is a master of this sort of presentation, and maybe he could not go too far wrong since they used the real ship for the film (I don’t know how things stand now, but several of the crew had expressed an intention of taking the captain to court for ignoring piracy warnings).

About Victor R Gibson

Author of this site three technical books and two novels


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