12 certificateCaptain Phillips is a Film programme that first aired in 2013 and has been classified a 12 certificate.

Captain Phillips is a 4 star programme

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Captain Phillips (2013)

Directed by
Paul Greengrass

Tom Hanks gives a fantastic performance in this Oscar'-nominated tale based on true events.

Hanks stars as Richard Phillips, a container ship captain whose vessel is hijacked by pirates off the coast of Somalia. Led by Abduwali Muse (Barkhad Abdi), the gang hold up the boat, hoping to get a big pay-off from the shipping company.

However, when they are forced to turn their attentions to the captain, they hold him for ransom in a lifeboat, leaving Phillips locked in a battle of wits and wills with his captors.

Acclaimed director Paul Greengrass follows up 2010's Green Zone with this lauded account of the 2009 Maersk Alabama hijacking.

Having also directed 9/11 drama United 93, Greengrass again shows his flair for works based on real events, combining tense thrills with powerful character moments to great success.

Captain Phillips also benefits from a pair of accomplished performances from contrasting ends of the experience spectrum; Hanks earned a Golden Globe nomination for one of his best performances of recent years, while newcomer Abdi has been rewarded with a BAFTA for his eye-catching acting debut.

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Genre: Film

Running Time: 150 minutes (approx)

Production Year: 2013

4/5 Stars

Classification: 12 Certificate

Production Country: USA

Filmed in Colour


Image for Tom HanksTom Hanks...Cap. Richard Phillips
Catherine Keener...Andrea Phillips
Image for Barkhad AbdiBarkhad Abdi...Muse
Barkhad Abdirahman...Bilal
Faysal Ahmed...Najee
Mahat M. Ali...Elmi
Michael Chernus...Shane Murphy
David Warshofsky...Mike Perry
Corey Johnson...Ken Quinn
Chris Mulkey...John Cronan
Image for Yul VazquezYul Vazquez...Cap. Frank Castellano
Max Martini...SEAL Commander
Omar Berdouni...Nemo
Mohamed Ali...Asad
Issak Farah Samatar...Hufan