The Movie Captain Phillips is based on the true story of Captain Richard Phillips and the hijacking by Somali pirates of the US MV Maersk Alabama in 2009 of the coast of Somalia Africa. This real crisis captured attention world-wide and all the major news outlets were covering the long drawn out hostage situation until it finally came to a very swift end. Tom Hanks did an excellent job portraying Captain Phillips. This was the first cinema role for Somali born Barkhad Abdi, who plays the lead pirate named Muse. Directed by Paul Greengrass. We really enjoyed this movie, 5 out of 5 stars.
Pictured is Tom Hanks (left) and real life Captain Richard Phillips (right)
For a terrific archive of Fox News coverage on the real story that happened, click here.
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