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Captain Phillips

In 2009, pirates on the high seas seemed a romanticized thing of the past -- until a US cargo ship was hijacked by a group of armed men from Somali. This movie dramatized the real life events that Captain Richard Phillips (played by Tom Hanks) and his crew endured during the hostile takeover. Get the movie review and more. »


Overall: B+
Violence: C-
Sexual Content: A
Language: C
Drugs/Alcohol: D+
Run Time: 134
Theater Release: 11 Oct 2013
Video Release: 21 Jan 2014
MPAA Rating: PG-13
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Paul Greengrass brought another dramatization of a real-life terrorist attack to the big screen with the film United 93. He also directed the action movies The Bourne Ultimatum and The Bourne Supremacy.

Home Video Extra Features

Home Video Notes: Captain Phillips

Release Date: 21 January 2014

Captain Phillips releases to home video (Blu-ray and DVD) with the following extras:

- “Capturing Captain Phillips” Documentary– Three in-depth, behind-the-scenes featurettes on making the film.

- Commentary with Director Paul Greengrass

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