The Finest Hours Movie

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The unforgettable story of the Coast Guard’s most daring rescue mission.

Who's Involved:

Chris Pine, Michael Raymond-James, Ben Foster, Casey Affleck, Eric Johnson, Rachel Brosnahan, Kyle Gallner, Craig Gillespie, Josh Stewart, Paul Tamasy, Graham McTavish, Holliday Grainger, James 'Jim' Whitaker, Dorothy Auferiero

Release Date:

Friday, January 29, 2016 (Nationwide)

intense sequences of peril

Runtime: N/A
Language: English

Plot: What's the story about?

On February 18, 1952, a massive nor’easter struck New England, pummeling towns along the Eastern seaboard and wreaking havoc on the ships caught in its deadly path, including the SS Pendleton, a T-2 oil tanker bound for Boston, which was literally ripped in half, trapping more than 30 sailors inside its rapidly-sinking stern. As the senior officer on board, first assistant engineer Ray Sybert (Casey Affleck) soon realizes it is up to him to take charge of the frightened crew and inspire the men to set aside their differences and work together to ride out one of the worst storms to ever hit the East Coast. Meanwhile, as word of the disaster reaches the U.S. Coast Guard station in Chatham, Massachusetts, Warrant Officer Daniel Cluff (Eric Bana) orders a daring operation to rescue the stranded men. Despite overwhelming odds, four men, led by Coast Guard Captain Bernie Webber (Chris Pine), set out in a wooden lifeboat with an ill-equipped engine and little, if any, means of navigation, facing frigid temperatures, 60-foot high waves and hurricane-force winds.

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Who stars in The Finest Hours: Cast List

"Wonder Woman 1984" , "Dungeons & Dragons"  

"Every Breath You Take" , "Untitled Whitey Bulger Project"  

"Scream" , "Just Before I Go"  

"My Cousin Rachel" , "Riot Club"  

"Secretariat" , "The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey"  

"Inferno" , "360"  

"Sweet Girl" , "Black Snake Moan"  

"Transcendence" , "Insidious: The Last Key"  

... Bea Hansen

"The Courier" , "Patriots Day"  

Who's making The Finest Hours: Crew List

A look at the The Finest Hours behind-the-scenes crew and production team. The film's director Craig Gillespie last directed I, Tonya and Million Dollar Arm. The film's writer Paul Tamasy last wrote The Outpost and The Fighter.


Dorothy Auferiero
James 'Jim' Whitaker

Production: What we know about The Finest Hours?

Key Facts

  1. The screenplay is by Oscar® nominee Scott Silver and Oscar nominees Paul Tamasy & Eric Johnson based on the acclaimed non-fiction book of the same name by Michael J. Tougias and Casey Sherman.

Filming Timeline

  1. November 2015: The film was in Completed status.
  2. January 2015: The film was in Post-Production status.
  3. October 2014: The film was in Production status.
  4. The film is now shooting on location in Quincy and Chatham, Massachusetts.

  5. August 2014: The film was in Development status.
  6. August 2011: The film was in Development status.

The Finest Hours Release Date: When was the film released?

The Finest Hours was released in 2016 on Friday, January 29, 2016 (Nationwide release). There were 9 other movies released on the same date, including Fifty Shades of Black, Kung Fu Panda 3 and Jane Got a Gun. 3D/2D, IMAX

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

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

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