Captain Phillips


Main Details
Premiere Date 2013-09-27
Alternative Titles
  • Kapten Phillips (Estonian)
Category Feature Film
Producer Scott Rudin
Producer Michael De Luca
Producer Dana Brunetti
Director Paul Greengrass
Screenplay Billy Ray
Based upon the book Richard Phillips
Based upon the book Stephan Talty
Actor Tom Hanks as Captain Richard Phillips
Actor Catherine Keener as Andrea Phillips
Actor Barkhad Abdi as Muse
Actor Barkhad Abdirahman as Bilal
Actor Faysal Ahmed as Najee
Actor Mahat M. Ali as Elmi
Notes The true story of Captain Richard Phillips and the 2009 hijacking by Somali pirates of the US-flagged MV Maersk Alabama, the first American cargo ship to be hijacked in two hundred years.

In 2013, this film was nominated for six Academy Awards: Best Picture, Best Actor in a Supporting Role (Barkhad Abdi), Best Adapted Screenplay (Billy Ray), Best Film Editing (Christopher Rouse), Best Sound Editing (Oliver Tarney) and Best Sound Mixing (Chris Burdon, Mark Taylor, Mike Prestwood Smith and Chris Munro)


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