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Captain Phillips

Certificate
12 Certificate
Title
129 Mins
Released
2013
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Packshot of Captain Phillips
Certificate
12 Certificate
Duration
129 Mins
Released
2013

Directed by Paul Greengrass. Based on true events. Captain Richard Phillips (Tom Hanks) and his crew are carrying freight around the Horn Of Africa. Terror strikes when Somali pirates approach the ship. After a frantic fight the pirates manage to climb aboard and seize control of the ship. With his crew's lives hanging in the balance, Captain Phillips is forced to take drastic action before it's too late. With Catherine Keener. Moderate violence and threat.

Cast & Connections

Cast

Director

  • Paul Greengrass

Screenwriter

  • Billy Ray

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Look at me. Look at me. I'm the captain now.

Did you know?

  • This film is based on the book, A Captain's Duty: Somali Pirates, Navy SEALs And Dangerous Days At Sea by Richard Phillips with Stephan Talty.
  • Barkhad Abdi, who plays Muse, auditioned for this film after the casting call was advertised on local TV.
  • Tom Hanks prepared for his role in this film by meeting with the real Captain Phillips.
  • This film was shot on location aboard a container ship off the coast of Malta.
  • Director Paul Greengrass also directed The Bourne Supremacy and United 93.

Awards

  • 6 Academy Awards nominated

    • 2013 Actor In A Supporting Role - Barkhad Abdi
    • 2013 Best Picture - Scott Rudin, Dana Brunetti, Michael De Luca
    • 2013 Editing - Christopher Rouse
    • 2013 Sound Editing - Oliver Tarney
    • 2013 Sound Mixing - Chris Burdon, Mark Taylor, Mike Prestwood Smith, Chris Munro
    • 2013 Writing (Adapted Sceenplay) - Billy Ray
  • 1 BAFTA Awards won

    • 2013 Supporting Actor - Barkhad Abdi
  • 9 BAFTA Awards nominated

    • 2013 Adapted Screenplay - Billy Ray
    • 2013 Cinematography - Barry Ackroyd
    • 2013 Director - Paul Greengrass
    • 2013 Editing - Christopher Rouse
    • 2013 Film - Scott Rudin, Dana Brunetti, Michael De Luca
    • 2013 Leading Actor - Tom Hanks
    • 2013 Original Film Music - Henry Jackman
    • 2013 Sound - Chris Burdon, Mark Taylor, Mike Prestwood Smith, Chris Munro, Oliver Tarney
    • 2013 Supporting Actor - Barkhad Abdi
  • 4 Golden Globe Awards nominated

    • 2014 Best Director - Motion Picture - Paul Greengrass
    • 2014 Best Motion Picture - Drama
    • 2014 Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama - Tom Hanks
    • 2014 Best Performance by an Actor In A Supporting Role in a Motion Picture - Barkhad Abdi

Box Office

U.K.
£15.68 million
U.S.
$104.83 million

Source: Rentrak EDI

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