The Finest Hours

Synopsis: In February of 1952, one of the worst storms to ever hit the East Coast struck New England, damaging an oil tanker off the coast of Cape Cod and literally ripping it in half. On a small lifeboat faced with frigid temperatures and 70-foot high waves, four members of the Coast Guard set out to rescue more than 30 stranded sailors trapped aboard the rapidly-sinking vessel.
Genre: Action, Drama, History
Director(s): Craig Gillespie
Production: Walt Disney Pictures
  2 wins.
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117 min


Wellfleet, Massachusetts


Bernie, this is really where I wanted to meet us?

Yes. What do you mean? - I think I see.

Where? - Must be.

What do we do?

we buy a smoothie? Therefore, we are here?

Yes I think so.

For this seriously any good from you.

Do you think I'm someone else should dress shirt? - You look good.

I do not know, Gus. What if they hate me?

Come on. Really? And then?

You do not know what he looks like?

They can be a dog. - She's not a dog.

That can not be.

I can already imagine what it looks like to me. And she's not a dog.

You talk about a few weeks on the phone with her?



He likes to talk with you.

And I do not think you should be concerned about how they look. That was never his problem.

Come on.

Come on.

You should have a new shirt.

I'll take the risk.

A date with a girl who never saw spoke, never mind.

I do not know why Miriam definitely want a double date.

Maybe she's not sure of me.

How can anyone not sure about you? - Indeed. Thanks, Gus.

To say nothing about men on the desktop.

It's not as if you've never been on a date.

Are you ready?


Are you Miriam?

No. I'm your friend.

She is ...

Hi. How are you? I'm Gus. - Catalina.

We'll talk later.




You Bernie Webber?

Yes. Yes, I'm Bernie.

Guys, let's drink.

Do you want to go? - Clear.

How are you?

I'm Gus. For a moment I thought Smokey the Bear was in that phone booth.

For his coat.

Miriam has never been on a boat. She is afraid of water.


already she asked him why he had an appointment with one of the Coast Guard.

I'm not afraid. I live on the Cape.

Do not worry. We are all afraid of that.

I have no fear of water.

At night it makes me weird, that's all.

You can not see what's underneath.

Only water.

I'm funnier if later.

Why you do not agree with me?

Why did he wait so long?

I did not know if ...

If I have a what?

You know. - Do not.

You are so handsome. I do not know if you would be attracted to me.

Heavens, no. You are exactly what I imagined.

Y? - Y.

Even better.

You know, my brother always says that if you know it, you know.

What? - All. I think everything.

No. I mean what Brother.

Paul. My brother Paul.

He is the one who fought in Germany? - In Germany, yes.

He is the oldest. My father's favorite.

My three brothers fought in the war. - He's your father do?

We need to take Miriam tonight on a boat. What do you think?

We take the barge. It will be great.

You know I can not. We can have problems.

Come on. It will be fun. - The rules are the rules.

No. We do not grow well.

Just enough to make this sweet girl to say she was on a boat.

A rowboat? Do not.

No. Small boats ...

And one of the big boats moored?

If Bernie there, I will. - A fishing boat?

These fishermen do not want near us unless we address them.

They own the water are created. They are not very nice.

Come on. Do not be such a coward.

Let's take the barge. What are you afraid of?

What it is in the water, right?

Hello, Mr. Stella. How are you?

Hoi, Bernie. - Mr. Ryder.

See that girl over there?

Die die aubergines met?

Yes. - You can not miss it.

I said that already. It's funny you say that.

It seems that Smokey, right? Smokey the Bear. - I do not know Smokey.

It's a cartoon.

She thinks she is afraid on a boat, Mr. Stello.

And I do not think we should take a barge. I do not want to throw up in that beautiful big coat.

So I was wondering if ...

Do you want to take it to Anna G around the harbor?


You can not make do with a flat bottom, even if you wanted to?

Carl, para.

First birthday is approaching. My sister lives in my house.

How are you?

That's enough. He did what he could.

Sorry, Mr. Nickerson.

I wanted to make him angry. I just wanted to ask Mr. Stello if we could borrow a boat.

I have you.

Give me your hands.

It's good.

17 FEBRUARY 1952

Follow my arms.

Stay with me.

It is rhythm.

Agree? So it is ... Here we go.

One two Three. Right, left, right.

I can not here in one, two, three.

We can sit? - No, darling.

You need to relax and be patient and follow me.

Here, follow me. Feel that?

To listen to music.

You're doing it right.

Will you marry me?


Will you marry me?

Do not.

Wait a minute.

It's cold, dear. Would not you like to come back?

The band is not ready yet.

It's cold. Feel that? There is a storm coming.

It's okay.

Okay, what? - Okay, we're getting married. I just do not ...

No what?

It's only been a few months and is still winter.

And there's a storm coming. It's like last year.

Which makes that ...

I heard that we were going to happen.

But maybe not. You never know.

You never know.

Some people are made for this.

Sometimes surfing and will not return.

Are you talking about the storm or a wedding?

I think I'm talking about the storm.

Are you afraid of a storm?

Do not.

I want to disappoint anyone.


I do not want to lose you. I love you.

So ...

let's get married.




You want to choose a date? No. If you want to marry?

April 16th. - It's okay.

April 16 will be.

But I have to ask permission first Cluff. - Do you have to ask permission?

It is my commander. They are guidelines Coast Guard.

But I promise I will ask tomorrow.

I'll take you home.

You can dance too.

Now look. It begins to snow.


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Scott Silver

Scott Silver is an American screenwriter and film director.Silver is best known for such films as Johns, 8 Mile and The Fighter, for which he was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay. He is of Jewish descent. more…

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