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Captain Phillips


Oct 11, 2013

Latest Home Video

Jan 21, 2014

MPAA Rating



Paul Greengrass


Tom Hanks
Catherine Keener
Max Martini
John Magaro


2013 Columbia Pictures

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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.

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Why Is Captain Phillips Rated PG-13?

Captain Phillips is rated PG-13 for sustained intense sequences of menace, some violence with bloody images, and for substance use

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Violence: Armed hijackers attack and board a ship, firing guns and holding hostages at gunpoint. Men with guns arrive in a village and demand the locals head out to sea to capture cargo ships. Characters argue frequently and loudly. Pushing, shoving and beatings are portrayed. A man is hit several times with the butt of a gun. A character is injured by broken glass and one man has his hand slashed with a knife. Characters are repeatedly threatened with guns. A man is repeatedly shot at after he tries to escape from his captors. Blood splatters cover a man after a shooting.

Sexual Content: A married couple kisses before he leaves for work.

Language: The script contains infrequent scatological slang, mild profanities, terms of Deity and some cursing.

Alcohol / Drug Use: Characters smoke cigarettes and use an illegal stimulant known as khat.

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Canadian Movie Ratings

PG Violence. Coarse Language.
AB PG Violence.
MB 14A Violence, Disturbing Content.
ON 14A Violence, Disturbing Content.
QC 13+ Violence.

Canadian Home Video Rating: PG

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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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