"Captain Phillips" movie quotes tell the true life story of the hijacking of the Maersk Alabama freighter in 2009. The action thriller was based on the book "A Captain's Duty: Somali Pirates, Navy SEALs, and Dangerous Days at Sea" written by the real Captain Richard Phillips and adapted into a screenplay by Billy Ray. Paul Greengrass directed the blockbuster which premiered at the 2013 New York Film Festival before opening in theaters on October 11, 2013.
In "Captain Phillips," Captain Richard Phillips (Tom Hanks) is leading his unarmed 500-foot cargo container ship through pirate-infested waters off the coast of Somalia in 2009 when he sees two small boats approach. He only has a small time to warn his crew before Somali pirates board the ship and take control. Captain Phillips urges his crew to follow the procedures they've practiced for this type of threat and they follow, hiding together in a safe room designed for protection.
Led by Muse (Barkhad Abdi), the pirates take Captain Phillips hostage and demand millions from the Navy. The Navy does not give in so the hijackers go one step further. They take Captain Phillips hostage and escape into a lifeboat. The saga intensifies before it is resolved as the military, led by Seal Team Six, tries their best to rescue the crew and take back control of the ship. Catherine Keener and Michael Chernus co-star in the film."Captain Phillips" joins the ranks of other great movies already in theaters at the time such as "Gravity," "Runner Runner," "Don Jon," "Rush, "Prisoners,", "Enough Said," "The Family," "Riddick," "The World's End," "Getaway," "Drinking Buddies," "The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones," "Paranoia," "Kick-Ass 2," "We're the Millers, and "Elysium".