Captain Phillips

Out here survival is everything.
A Captain's Duty Captain Phillips Maersk Alabama

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Tom Hanks
Captain Richard Phillips

Catherine Keener
Andrea Phillips

Max Martini
SEAL Commander

Chris Mulkey
John Cronan

Yul Vazquez
Frank Castellano

Corey Johnson
Ken Quinn

more cast & crew
MPAA Rating
PG-13 for sustained intense sequences of menace, some violence with bloody images, and for substance use.

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Follows the true story of Captain Richard Phillips (Tom Hanks) 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. official plot version from

Additional Notes

  • Based on the book, "A Captain's Duty: Somali Pirates, Navy SEALs, and Dangerous Days at Sea" by Richard Phillips with Stephan Talty.