Captain Phillips

Synopsis: Captain Phillips is a multi-layered examination of the 2009 hijacking of the U.S. container ship Maersk Alabama by a crew of Somali pirates. It is - through director Paul Greengrass's distinctive lens - simultaneously a pulse-pounding thriller, and a complex portrait of the myriad effects of globalization. The film focuses on the relationship between the Alabama's commanding officer, Captain Richard Phillips (two time Academy Award®-winner Tom Hanks), and the Somali pirate captain, Muse (Barkhad Abdi), who takes him hostage. Phillips and Muse are set on an unstoppable collision course when Muse and his crew target Phillips' unarmed ship; in the ensuing standoff, 145 miles off the Somali coast, both men will find themselves at the mercy of forces beyond their control.
Director(s): Paul Greengrass
Production: Sony Pictures
  Nominated for 6 Oscars. Another 16 wins & 144 nominations.
 
IMDB:
7.8
Metacritic:
83
Rotten Tomatoes:
93%
PG-13
Year:
2013
134 min
$107,100,855
Website
8,398 Views


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[CHATTERING ON TV]

[DOOR CLOSES]

Okay.

You all right?

Yeah.

You'd think these trips would

get easier, but it's just the opposite.

Well, I feel the same way, Ange.

ANDREA:
I know this is what we do.

This is our life.

But it just seems like the world

is moving so fast,

and right now

things are changing so much.

They sure are.

I'll tell you something.

It's not gonna be easy for our kids.

They're going into a different world

than the one you and I came into.

Yeah.

You know,

both our kids are doing great.

But it worries me when Danny

doesn't take school seriously.

Him missing class.

That could come out...

It might hurt him when he's out

looking for a job, you know?

The competition out there.

When I was starting out,

you could make captain if you put

your head down and did your work.

But young guys coming up now...

Companies want things faster

and cheaper.

And 50 guys compete for every job.

Everything's different,

and big wheels are turning.

You gotta be strong

to survive out there.

Mm.

I hear what you're saying.

It's gonna be okay, right?

Oh, yeah.

Gonna be okay.

MAN [OVER PA]:

This is a special security announcement.

Please maintain control

of your personal belongings at all times.

Unattended baggage is subject

to search, inspection and removal.

I love you.

Love you too.

Have a safe trip.

I'll call you from there.

[CHATTERING IN SOMALI]

[BASS THUMPING OVER SPEAKERS]

[PEOPLE CLAMORING]

[BOY SHOUTING IN SOMALI]

[IN SOMALI] They're here!

Hurry, Muse!

MAN [IN SOMALI]:
What the hell are you

doing? Why aren't you out on the water?

You know what you're supposed to do!

You should be out there

earning money!

[IN SOMALI]

But we caught a ship last week.

That was last week!

The boss wants money today!

Bring Garaad another ship soon

or you will answer for it!

[GUNSHOTS]

Everybody, get back

to work now!

[CHATTERING]

[IN SOMALI]

Stay out of my way today.

ASAD [IN SOMALI]:

Hufan!

I'm going to get us something big!

HUFAN:

Those who want to make money, come.

[IN SOMALI]

Muse, take me with you.

[IN SOMALI] Does your

sister know you're here?

She's selling khat up there.

This is her best stuff.

[BOTH SPEAKING IN SOMALI]

[MEN CLAMORING]

[ASAD SHOUTING IN SOMALI]

ASAD:
When we get a big ship,

you will be well paid.

You want to work?

Do you know how to steer a boat?

Go, go.

[IN SOMALI] I'm ready.

What do you have for me?

Money.

When are you gonna give it to me?

As soon as we're paid.

HUFAN:

Spread out!

Let my other man choose his crew.

ASAD:
Next time bring me

something if you want to work.

[MEN CLAMORING]

MUSE:

Come on, Bilal.

[IN SOMALI]

Hey, Skinny, I can steer your boat.

If you choose me, you won't regret it.

Okay, Elmi.

[MEN CLAMORING]

I need somebody strong.

Somebody like this?

I want him.

[IN SOMALI] Get out of my way!

[IN SOMALI]

Why did he pick him?

He's from another village.

[CHATTERING]

[]

[SHOUTING IN SOMALI]

ASAD:

Move!

Faster, move faster!

[CHATTERING]

See if you can get more power.

Okay.

ASAD:

You!

Get over here!

Come help us!

[]

[MIDDLE-EASTERN MUSIC

PLAYING OVER SPEAKERS]

[MAN SPEAKING INDISTINCTLY

OVER PA]

WORKER:

Okay, pull it in!

Sign right there, sir.

You have a good day.

Hello, Cap. Let me get that for you.

Morning.

MAN 1 [OVER PA]:

Attention, all crew. All crew.

1500 departure three out.

Hey, good to see you, Cap.

Shane. Good to see you.

Good to see you.

Hey. Carry on.

SHANE:
Hey, bos?

MAN 2:
Yeah?

SHANE:

Get on that safety rail, huh?

Kenny.

KENNY:
Yeah?

I want you to go down to the deck office,

grab Jimmy, get on the Lodestar.

Mm-hm.

That ballast, move it five points.

Take care of that now.

You got it.

SHANE:

How's the family, Cap?

Oh, you know.

Andrea's a champ, one kid gone,

another kid going.

How are the boxes?

SHANE:
Oh, you know.

Just putting a few last containers on.

Twenty-four hundred tons of

commercial cargo, 200 tons of food aid,

166 tons of freshwater,

250 metric tons of fuel bunkered.

PHILLIPS:

Walk me through the plan.

So here we are in Salalah.

Travel down the coalition corridor

to Djibouti.

Then we exit the shipping lane

south of Socotra.

Socotra, okay.

SHANE:
Then we're on our own down

the coast through the Somali Basin,

all the way down to Mombasa.

MAN 1 [OVER RADIO]:

We need five minutes on that reefer bow.

We should be able

to unload the containers around 0800.

Well, let's tighten up security.

We are going

around the Horn of Africa, right?

We got pirate cages. They were

all open. All the doors are unlocked.

I want everything closed, locked,

even in port.

Right.

Fine. Ready to leave. 1500.

Absolutely, Cap. You got it.

[]

Stow the gangway.

Last lines in.

Okay. Lower it.

WORKER 1:

Sixteen-B ready. Take it up.

WORKER 2:

Tighten it up.

Hey, slow down.

Bow clear.

WORKER 3:

Stern lines are clear.

Bow thruster full starboard.

SHANE:

Bow thruster on.

WORKER 4:

All lines clear. Ship is under way.

Dead slow ahead.

Dead slow ahead.

[]

MAN 1:

Keep those hatches locked down.

MAN 2:
Cap.

Morning.

MAN 3:

Check that rigging.

[MEN CHATTERING]

PHILLIPS:
Shane.

SHANE:
Yeah?

We need those time sheets.

She's winking at me.

But it turns out that's what they do.

I'll show you this place. I'll take you.

I'll have two beers

and a bucketful of sin, please.

[MEN LAUGHING]

Yeah. About done with that coffee?

Yeah.

CRONAN:
Yeah, we're done.

SHANE:

That's 15, guys.

Back to work. Come on, let's go.

Jesus.

MAN:
See you down there, Mike.

[INDISTINCT RADIO CHATTER]

HUFAN:

Their main route is packed with ships

but we can't attack a herd.

This one is alone.

[ERIC CLAPTON'S "WONDERFUL TONIGHT"

PLAYING OVER SPEAKERS]

She puts on her makeup

And brushes her long blonde hair

And then she asks me,

"Do I look all right?"

And I say,

"Yes, you look wonderful tonight

[SIGHS]

Morning.

Hey, Cap.

KENNY:
Cap.

Morning, Cap.

Shane, I want to do some security drills,

unannounced.

Starting now.

Uh, what? Fire, man overboard?

Everything.

Ken, you're the duty officer?

Yeah, Cap.

Right.

Boat with two armed men is approaching

on your starboard beam.

No, no. Whistle first.

SHANE:
Let's go.

[HORN BLARES]

That way the pirates know we're aware of

them and are ready to defend the ship.

Hustle up. Let's go.

[SIREN WAILING]

Attention, all crew.

[OVER PA] All crew.

All men to your stations on deck.

Repeat,

all men to your deck stations now.

Let's do this.

[DOOR OPENS THEN CLOSES]

Come on... Get those keys off your hip.

Put them in your pocket. Come on, guys.

Pirates capture you

and find those keys,

they'll have access to every door

on this ship.

MAN 1:

Get those hoses on.

Bring it around, bring around,

bring around.

MAN 2:
Watch it, man.

MAN 1:
Ready with number six.

SHANE:

All right.

You tied up?

MAN 3:

All done here, Shane.

Hey, Cap, this is Shane. Do you read?

Yeah, Shane, go ahead.

Things are looking good down here.

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Billy Ray

William "Billy" Ray is an American screenwriter and director. He began writing for television and movies in 1994 with Color of Night. He has written numerous movies including Volcano and Hart's War. He was one of the creators and writers of the science fiction show Earth 2. On August 10, 2015, it was announced that he will be writing the screenplay that Martin Scorsese will direct of an adaptation of The Devil in the White City, which will star Leonardo DiCaprio. more…

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