Captain Phillips (2013)

 ●  English ● 2 hrs 14 mins

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'Captain Phillips' is a multi-layered examination of the 2009 hijacking of the US container ship Maersk Alabama by a crew of Somali pirates. It is through director Paul Greengrass's distinctive lens that we experience simultaneously, a pulse-pounding thriller, and a complex portrait of the myriad effects of globalization. This edge-of-the-seat thriller focuses on the relationship between the Alabama's commanding officer, Captain Richard Phillips (Tom Hanks), and the Somali pirate captain, Muse (Barkhad Abdi), who takes him hostage. Phillips and Muse are set on an unstoppable collision course when Muse and his crew target Phillips' unarmed ship; in the ensuing standoff, 145 miles off the Somali coast, both men will find themselves at the mercy of forces beyond their control.

Cast: Barkhad Abdi, Catherine Keener, Tom Hanks

Crew: Paul Greengrass (Director), Barry Ackroyd (Director of Photography), Henry Jackman (Music Director)

Rating: U/A (India)

Genres: Action, Crime, Adventure, Drama, Thriller

Release Dates: 18 Oct 2013 (India)

Tagline: Out here survival is everything

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Did you know? The movie is based on the novel 'A Captain's Duty: Somali Pirates, Navy SEALs, and Dangerous Days at Sea' which was written by Captain Richard Phillips himself. Read More
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as Muse
as Andrea Phillips
as Captain Richard Phillips
as Maersk Alabama Crew
as Maersk Alabama Crew
as Pirate Leader
as Bilal
as Navy SEAL Group
as John Cronan
as Navy SEAL Group
as Ken Quinn
as Navy SEAL Group
as Mike Perry
as Navy SEAL Group
as Najee
as Cab Driver and Customs Agent
Supporting Actor
as Maersk Alabama Crew
as Navy SEAL Group
as USS Bainbridge VBSS Officer
as Elmi
as Maersk Alabama Crew
as Navy SEAL Group
as News Photographer
as Passenger / Neighbour
as SEAL Commander
as Shane Murphy
as Asad
as Nemo
as Maersk Alabama Crew
as Navy SEAL Group
as Navy SEAL Group
as Maersk Alabama Crew
as Navy SEAL Group
as UKMTO Officer
as TV News Reporter
as Maersk Alabama Crew
as Maersk Alabama Crew
as FBI Investigator
as US Maritime Officer
as Captain Frank Castellano

Direction

Director
First Assistant Director

Writers

Screenplay Writer

Camera and Electrical

Director of Photography

Music

Music Director
Music Label

Sound

Sound Effects Designer
Sound Effects Editor
Sound Mixer
Boom Operator

Casting

Casting Director

Costume and Wardrobe

Costume Designer

Editorial

Makeup and Hair

Special Effects

Special Effects Coordinator
Special Effects Technician

Stunts

Stunt Coordinator
Stunt Performer

Thanks

Special Thanks

Visual Effects

Visual Effects Producer
Digital Compositor
Visual Effects Artist
Film Type:
Feature Film
Language:
English
Spoken Languages:
Somali
Colour Info:
Color
Sound Mix:
Datasat Digital Sound, Dolby Digital, Sony Dynamic Digital Sound
Camera:
Aaton Penelope, Aaton XTR Prod, ARRI ALEXA M, ARRICAM Lite (LT), ARRIFLEX 235, Canon EOS-C300
Frame Rate:
24 fps
Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1
Stereoscopy:
No
Taglines:
Out here survival is everything
Goofs:
Continuity
At the beginning of the movie, the scene where Captain Phillips and wife are in a car driving to the airport, Catherine Keener's hair changes back and forth between shots. The left side of her hair is swept back in a clip or comb. In some shots all the hair on her left is swept back, and in other shots there are loose curls hanging down. Flips several times.

Continuity
In the lifeboat on the way to the mainland, Capt Phillips sometimes is clean-shaven and sometimes has stubble.

Continuity
In the scene when Captain Phillips is telling members of the Navy that he is in Seat 15, a Naval officer writes the words "Seat 15" below "Captain Phillips" on the board. A scene or two later, the words "Seat 15" are to the right of "CAPT PHILLIPS." Also, "Captain Phillips" is now "CAPT PHILLIPS."

Miscellaneous
The story takes place in April 2009. When the Navy Seals are arriving at the base in the black SUVs the Virginia state vehicle inspection sticker on the windshield shows the date 5/13. (May 2013).
Trivia:
The movie is based on the novel 'A Captain's Duty: Somali Pirates, Navy SEALs, and Dangerous Days at Sea' which was written by Captain Richard Phillips himself.

During an interview on NPR's "Fresh Air", Tom Hanks says, the first time he met the actors playing the Somali pirates, was when they started filming the pirates taking over the captain's deck. Paul Greengrass mentioned he did this intentionally, to build up tension between the actors on board the ship, and the actors playing the Somali pirates.

Tom Hanks claimed that the scene of Captain Philips' medical examination was improvised on the spot with real-life Navy Corpsman Danielle Albert, who was told to simply follow her usual procedure. However, Albert was so star-struck by Hanks that she froze during the first take. Hanks joked to her that he was supposed to be the one in shock during the scene.