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Two-time Academy Award winner Tom Hanks teams with Oscar-nominated director Paul Greengrass and screenwriter Billy Ray to tell the true story of Richard Phillips, a U.S. cargo-ship captain who surrendered himself to Somali pirates so that his crew would be freed. Captain Richard Phillips (Hanks) and his crew are carrying freight around the Horn of Africa when four Somali pirates forcefully take over their ship, the MV Maersk Alabama. While Phillips' team follow his orders to hide until they hear him give the safe word, the captain and a few essential crew members remain on the bridge as the heavily armed pirates make their way up to seize control of the ship. But the interlopers soon discover something that sends them into a furious rage: After effectively shutting down the ship, Phillips explains that the Maersk had malfunctioned when the crew pushed it too hard in an attempt to evade the attackers. In order to appease their leader, the ruthless Muse (Barkhad Abdi), Phillips offers them the $30,000 that's been locked in the ship safe. But that isn't enough, and Muse demands that Phillips help him search every corner of the ship to root out the terrified crew. When that plan fails, the pirates agree to take the cash from the safe and flee in the Maersk's lifeboat. At the last minute, however, they kidnap Phillips in the hope of supplementing their take with a sizable ransom -- a decision that leads to a tense standoff with the U.S. Navy, who would sooner see the lifeboat sunk with Phillips inside than allow it to reach Somalia. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi

  • Release date:October 11, 2013

Awards

Awarded by
Nominee
Category
Year
Status
British Academy of Film and Television Arts Oliver Tarney Best Sound 2013 Nominee
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Oliver Tarney Best Sound Editing 2013 Nominee
British Academy of Film and Television Arts Barry Ackroyd Best Cinematography 2013 Nominee
British Academy of Film and Television Arts Paul Greengrass Best Director 2013 Nominee
Hollywood Foreign Press Association Paul Greengrass Best Director 2013 Nominee
Detroit Film Critics Society Paul Greengrass Best Director 2013 Nominee
Directors Guild of America Paul Greengrass Best Director 2013 Nominee
Screen Actors Guild Tom Hanks Best Actor 2013 Nominee
British Academy of Film and Television Arts Tom Hanks Best Actor 2013 Nominee
Hollywood Foreign Press Association Tom Hanks Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama 2013 Nominee
Detroit Film Critics Society Tom Hanks Best Actor 2013 Nominee
Writers Guild of America Billy Ray Best Adapted Screenplay 2013 Winner
British Academy of Film and Television Arts Billy Ray Best Adapted Screenplay 2013 Nominee
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Billy Ray Best Adapted Screenplay 2013 Nominee
British Academy of Film and Television Arts Henry Jackman Best Original Music 2013 Nominee
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Christopher Rouse Best Editing 2013 Nominee
British Academy of Film and Television Arts Barkhad Abdi Best Supporting Actor 2013 Winner
Screen Actors Guild Barkhad Abdi Best Supporting Actor 2013 Nominee
Hollywood Foreign Press Association Barkhad Abdi Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture 2013 Nominee
Detroit Film Critics Society Barkhad Abdi Best Supporting Actor 2013 Nominee
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Barkhad Abdi Best Supporting Actor 2013 Nominee
British Academy of Film and Television Arts Chris Burdon Best Sound 2013 Nominee
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Chris Burdon Best Sound Mixing 2013 Nominee
British Academy of Film and Television Arts Chris Munro Best Sound 2013 Nominee
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Chris Munro Best Sound Mixing 2013 Nominee

Cast

Tom Hanks
as Captain Richard Phillips
Barkhad Abdi
as Muse
Catherine Keener
as Andrea Phillips
Michael Chernus
as Shane Murphy
Corey Johnson
as Ken Quinn
Max Martini
as SEAL Commander
Chris Mulkey
as John Cronan
Yul Vázquez
as Captain Frank Castellano
David Warshofsky
as Mike Perry
Omar Berdouni
as Nemo
Mark Holden
as Maersk Alabama Crew
San Shella
as Maersk Alabama Crew
Marc Anwar
as Maersk Alabama Crew
David Webber
as Maersk Alabama Crew
Vincenzo Nicoli
as Maersk Alabama Crew
Louis Mahoney
as Maersk Alabama Crew
Angus MacInnes
as Maersk Alabama Crew
Ian Ralph
as Maersk Alabama Crew
Rey Hernandez
as Navy SEAL

Crew

Paul Greengrass
Director
Scott Rudin
Producer
Michael De Luca
Producer
Dana Brunetti
Producer
Billy Ray
Screenwriter
Barry Ackroyd
Cinematographer
Henry Jackman
Composer (Music Score)
Nick Glennie-Smith
Composer (Music Score)
Christopher Rouse
Editor
Paul Kirby
Production Designer
Raymond Pumilia
Art Director
Christopher Rouse
Co-producer
Michael Bronner
Co-producer
Kevin Spacey
Executive Producer
Gregory Goodman
Executive Producer
Peter Russell
Set Designer
Dominic Capon
Set Decorator
Larry Dias
Set Decorator
Mark Bridges
Costume Designer
Chris Carreras
First Assistant Director
Ahmed Hatimi
First Assistant Director
Francine Maisler
Casting
Pud Cusack
Sound Mixer
Colin Azzopardi
Second Assistant Director
Katryna Samut-Tagliaferro
Unit Production Manager
Todd Lewis
Unit Production Manager
Charlie Noble
Visual Effects Supervisor
Kristopher Wright
Visual Effects Producer
Andy Taylor
Visual Effects Producer
Rob Inch
Stunts Coordinator
Nick Shuttleworth
Second Assistant Director
Frances Hannon
Hair Styles
Frances Hannon
Makeup
Sam Breckman
Unit Production Manager
Oliver Tarney
Supervising Sound Editor
Lynda Foote
Costumes Supervisor
Michael Solinger
Post Production Supervisor
Sallie Beechinor
Production Coordinator
Chris Burdon
Re-Recording Mixer
Gregory Goodman
Unit Production Manager
Mark A. Peterson
Costumes Supervisor
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