- Original title
- Running time
- 135 min.
- United States
Billy Ray (Book: Richard Phillips, Stephan Talty)
Mahat M. Ali,
Columbia Pictures / Michael De Luca Productions / Scott Rudin Productions / Trigger Street Productions
Drama. Thriller | Sea Adventures. Based On A True Story. Africa. Abduction / Disappearance. Pirates
- Synopsis / Plot
- Captain Phillips is a multi-layered examination of the 2009 hijacking of the U.S. container ship Maersk Alabama by a crew of Somali pirates. It is - through director Paul Greengrass's distinctive lens - simultaneously a pulse-pounding thriller, and a complex portrait of the myriad effects of globalization. The film focuses on the relationship between the Alabama's commanding officer, Captain Richard Phillips (Tom Hanks), and the Somali pirate captain, Muse (Barkhad Abdi), 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.
: Academy Awards: 6 nominations, including Best Film & Screenplay
: Golden Globes: 4 nominations, including Best Film & Director
: BAFTA Awards: Best Supporting Actor ((Barkhad Abdi). 9 nominations
: Critics Choice: 6 nominations, including Best Film
: American Film Institute (AFI): Top 10 - Movies of the Year
: Satellite Awards: 5 Nominations, Including Best Film and Director
: Producers Guild Awards (PGA): Nominated for Best Film
: Directors Guild of America (DGA): Nominated for Best Director
: Writers Guild of America (WGA): Best Adapted Screenplay
: Screen Actors Guild (SAG): Nom. Actor (Hanks) & Sup. Actor (Abdi)
2013: Chicago Film Critics Awards: 2 Nominations including Best Sup. Actor (Abdi)
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