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Captain Phillips

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Blu-ray version.


English, French or Spanish dialogue; English, French or Spanish subtitles; English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing.


Tom Hanks, Barkhad Abdi, Catherine Keener, Max Martini, Yul Vazquez.

Publication Information

Culver City, CA : Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, [2014]

Physical Description

1 videodisc (approximately 134 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.


MPAA rating: PG-13; sustained intense sequences of menace, some violence with bloody images, and for substance use.


This multi-layered examination of the 2009 hijacking of the U.S. container ship Maersk Alabama by a crew of Somali pirates focuses on the Alabama's commanding officer, Captain Richard Phillips and the Somali pirate captain, Muse, who takes him hostage. The two men are set on an unstoppable collision course when Muse and his crew target Phillips' unarmed ship; in the ensuing standoff, both men will find themselves at the mercy of forces beyond their control.


Title from container.

Based upon the book "A captain's duty: Somali pirates, Navy SEALs, and dangerous days at sea" by Richard Phillips with Stephan Talty.

Originally released as a motion picture in 2013.

Special features: commentary with director Paul Greengrass ; Capturing Captain Phillips - in-depth behind-the-scenes featurettes on making the acclaimed film.

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