In 2009 Somali pirates took over the MAERSK ALABAMA tanker and attempted to sail the ship to Somalia. What the pirates didn’t know was that the crew had been trained in anti-pirating methods that eventually led to the subduing of the pirates. Captain Phillips directed by Paul Greengrass (The Bourne Ultimatum) and starring Tom Hanks, attempts to chronicle those events on film and they do, with chilling accuracy.

Captain Phillips stars Tom Hanks, Catherine Keener, Max Martini, John Magaro and Christopher Stardulis. The film hits theaters Oct 13, 2013

The true story of Captain Richard Phillips and the 2009 hijacking by Somali pirates of the US-flagged MV Maersk Alabama, the first American cargo ship to be hijacked in two hundred years.