Captain Phillips Movie

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Who's Involved:

Tom Hanks, Max Martini, Dana Brunetti, Chris Mulkey, Michael Chernus, Yul Vazquez, Catherine Keener, Scott Rudin, Kevin Spacey, Michael De Luca, Paul Greengrass, John Magaro, Billy Ray, Barkhad Abdi, Corey Johnson, David Warshofsky

Release Date:

Friday, October 11, 2013 (Nationwide)

Rating: PG-13

Runtime: N/A

Plot: What's the story about?

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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Cast: Who stars in it?

Crew: Who's making Captain Phillips

A look at the Captain Phillips behind-the-scenes crew and production team. The film's director Paul Greengrass last directed News of the World and Jason Bourne. The film's writer Billy Ray last wrote Richard Jewell and Terminator: Dark Fate.


Billy Ray


Dana Brunetti
Michael De Luca
Scott Rudin
Kevin Spacey

Production: What we know about Captain Phillips

Key Facts

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

Filming Timeline

On or about August 28, 2013, the film was in Completed status.

MPAA rating announced; assumed completed.

On or about May 26, 2012, the film was in Post-Production status.

On or about September 6, 2011, the film was in Pre-Production status.

On or about June 21, 2009, the film was in Development status.

Captain Phillips Release Date: When was it released?

Captain Phillips was released in 2013 on Friday, October 11, 2013 (Nationwide release). There were 14 other movies released on the same date, including Romeo and Juliet, Machete Kills and Sweetwater.

When will the movie be on Blu-ray & DVD?

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

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