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2013 | PG-13 | Drama True Story

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...

U.S. Release Date

Captain Phillips release date was Friday, October 11, 2013. This was a Nationwide in theaters release.

On Blu-ray & DVD

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

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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
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Directed by

Paul Greengrass

Screenwriter

Billy Ray

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Rating MPAA

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.
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Trivia & Production Notes

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

Also Known As

  • A Captain's Duty
  • Captain Phillips
  • Maersk Alabama

Shooting Locations

  • Monday, February 13 2012: New Orleans, Louisiana, United States

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