October 11, 2013
Tom Hanks, Catherine Keener, Max Martini, Chris Mulkey, John Magaro
2 hr. 14 min.
PG13 for sustained intense sequences of menace, some violence with bloody images, and for substance use
The film focuses on the relationship between the Alabama's commanding officer, Captain Richard Phillips, and the Somali pirate captain, Muse, 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.