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6 Oscar Nominations, including Best Picture & Best Director

Captain Phillips

Captain Phillips is a multi-layered examination of the 2009 hijacking of the U.S. container ship Maersk Alabama by a crew of Somali pirates. It is - through director Paul Greengrass's distinctive lens - simultaneously a pulse-pounding thriller, and a complex portrait of the myriad effects of globalization. The film focuses on the relationship between the Alabama's commanding officer, Captain Richard Phillips (two time Academy Award®-winner 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.

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Goldcrest's Involvement

Graded by Rob Pizzey, DI Grade & ADR

Cast and crew

Paul Greengrass

Dana Brunetti, Michael De Luca, Scott Rudin

Billy Ray, Richard Phillips, Stephan Talty

Tom Hanks, Catherine Keener, Barkhad Abdi

Sony Pictures


Genre: Action / Thriller

Runtime: 134 minutes

Year of production: 2013


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