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Captain Phillips

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Original title
Captain Phillips
Running time
135 min.
United States United States
Billy Ray. Book: Richard Phillips, Stephan Talty
Henry Jackman
Barry Ackroyd
Columbia Pictures, Michael De Luca, Scott Rudin Productions, Trigger Street Productions
Drama. Thriller | Sea Adventures. Based On A True Story. Africa. Kidnapping Film / Disappearance. Pirates
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.
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2013: Academy Awards: 6 nominations, including Best Film & Screenplay
2013: Golden Globes: 4 nominations, including Best Film & Director
2013: BAFTA Awards: Best Supporting Actor ((Barkhad Abdi). 9 nominations
2013: Critics Choice: 6 nominations, including Best Film
2013: American Film Institute (AFI): Top 10 - Movies of the Year
2013: Satellite Awards: 5 Nominations, Including Best Film and Director
2013: Producers Guild Awards (PGA): Nominated for Best Film
2013: Directors Guild of America (DGA): Nominated for Best Director
2013: Writers Guild of America (WGA): Best Adapted Screenplay
2013: Screen Actors Guild (SAG): Nom. Actor (Hanks) & Sup. Actor (Abdi)
2013: Chicago Film Critics Awards: 2 Nominations including Best Sup. Actor (Abdi)
2013: San Francisco Film Critics Circle: Nom. Best Supp. Actor (Abdi) & Editing
2013: Boston Society of Film Critics Awards: Nominated for Best Supp. Actor (Abdi)
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