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Captain Phillips

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Based on the true story of Captain Richard Phillips and the 2009 hijacking by Somali pirates of the US-flagged MV Maersk Alabama, which was the first American cargo ship to be hijacked in two hundred years.
Statement of Responsibility: Columbia Pictures presents ; a Trigger Street production ; screenplay by Billy Ray ; produced by Scott Rudin, Dana Brunetti, Michael de Luca ; directed by Paul Greengrass
Title: Captain Phillips
[videorecording]
Edition: DVD
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (approximately 134 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
digital, optical, surround, Dolby Digital 5.1, rda
video file, DVD video, region 1, rda
Content Type: two-dimensional moving image
Media Type: video
Carrier Type: videodisc
Notes: Originally released as a motion picture in 2013
Based upon the book "A captain's duty: Somali pirates, Navy Seals, and dangerous days at sea" by Richard Phillips with Stephan Talty
Special features: Commentary with director Paul Greengrass; Capturing Captain Phillips, in-depth behind-the-scenes featurettes on making the acclaimed film
Credits: Director of photography, Barry Ackroyd ; editor, Christopher Rouse ; music, Henry Jackman.
Performers: Tom Hanks, Barkhad Abdi, Catherine Keener, Barkhad Abdirahman, Faysal Ahmed, Mahat M. Ali, Michael Chernus, David Warshofsky, Corey Johnson, Chris Mulkey, Yul Vazquez, Max Martini.
Summary: Based on the true story of Captain Richard Phillips and the 2009 hijacking by Somali pirates of the US-flagged MV Maersk Alabama, which was the first American cargo ship to be hijacked in two hundred years.
Audience: MPAA rating PG-13 for sustained intense sequences of menace, some violence with bloody images, and for substance use CHV rating PG
System Details: DVD, region 1, anamorphic widescreen (2.40:1); Dolby Digital 5.1
DVD, region 1, anamorphic widescreen (2.40:1); Dolby Digital 5.1
DVD
Other Language: English, French or Spanish dialogue; Spanish, English or French subtitles; English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
Subject Headings: Phillips, Richard, 1955- Drama Maersk Alabama (Ship) Drama Hijacking of ships Somalia Drama Buques Teatro. bidex Terrorismo Teatro. bidex
Genre/Form: Feature films
Action and adventure films
Thrillers (Motion pictures)
Film adaptations
Fiction films
Video recordings for the hearing impaired
Topical Term: Hijacking of ships
Buques
Terrorismo
Publisher No: 41784
Branch Call Number: DVD MOVIE C
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Nov 20, 2014
  • enolacocheta rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Don't know if I can say enough good things about this film. It is Tom Hanks' masterpiece. So skillfully filmed and magnificently portrayed. Although of course no fictionalized version of a true event from Hollywood can ever give the entire story, the viewer can easily believe that the facts are pretty well represented by this film, and the laudable character of Cpt. Phillips is portrayed accurately. I highly recommend this film. Not only is it highly entertaining in an edge-of-your-seat kind of way, but the events as they played out are fascinating.

Nov 13, 2014
  • tj_is_cool rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

Very suspenseful yet entertaining.

This movie shed a lot more light on the events surrounding the Maersk Alabama hijacking.

Nov 03, 2014
  • garycornell rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Tom Hanks gives a remarkable performance as Captain Richard Phillips of the U.S. flagged ship the Maersk Alabama. Somali pirates take control of his ship with only Tom Hanks on the bridge of the ship. The rest of the crew is hiding far down in the engine room. The movie centers on Tom Hanks as the captain and the Somali pirates. With subtitles we learn what they are saying to one another. They seem ruthless, yet Captain Phillips (Hanks) seems calm and using every diversion he knows to keep the pirates from his crew. It is so suspenseful that it will have you glued to your chair. A five star movie from start to finish!

Oct 29, 2014
  • Peggy57 rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

Oh my gosh! An incredible movie with oscar worthy performances.

Oct 21, 2014
  • tgwilliams rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Tom Hanks did a straight up outstanding performance as Captain Richard Philips. Highly recommend it!

Sep 19, 2014
  • whyisitso rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

Much better than I expected. Already being familiar with the much-publicized real-life story, I wasn't sure I would enjoy this film, but I did. Tom Hanks does a great job as the title character and the film manages to create a lot of suspenseful moments, even if you already know the story.

Sep 11, 2014
  • Reynold_Nugter rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

Overall, I found this story to be good, but not great. I'm not convinced that the Tom Hanks character was properly casted in the role. The plot appeared quite plausible. It's amazing though that the ship only had fire hoses to defend themselves. Hopefully, that has changed now.

Sep 07, 2014
  • voisjoe1 rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

This amazing film brought to life the complexity of the various governmental agencies involved in rescuing Captain Phillips, who had been kidnapped by Somali pirates for the purpose of a multi-million dollar ransom. While the film was over 2 hours long, that amount of time was needed to set up the recruitment of the kidnappers, the kidnapping, the chase and the rescue, etc. Prior to seeing the film, I had only a vague sense of the story. I had had no idea of the complexity of the operation and that the perfect point of execution lasted for a mere second. The film received numerous well-deserved Oscar nominations.

Aug 20, 2014
  • rslade rated this: 2 stars out of 5.

Good acting and tension, but we know there was more to the story than this.

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Feb 16, 2014
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Feb 16, 2014
  • vcc rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

Muse: Look at me.
Captain Richard Phillips: Sure.
Muse: Look at me.
Captain Richard Phillips: Sure.
Muse: I'm the captain now.

Feb 16, 2014
  • vcc rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

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Dec 02, 2013
  • libguy_1 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

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