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Captain Phillips Review



The Flick: Forrest Gump saves the day once again in this film loosely based on real life events. Somali pirates board the MV Mearsk Alabama as Gump shouts, ‘Ship’s Tay-ken!”. But seriously, pirates exist and they aren’t scared of fire hoses. Check out Bill and Erin having more failed attempts at pronouncing Barkhad Abdi’s name than those bandits had boarding the cargo ship and hear what they thought of the film.

Vital Statistics:
Release Date: October 11th 2013
Based on the book “A Captain’s Duty: Somali Pirates, Navy SEALS, and Dangerous Days at Sea” by Richard Phillips Screenplay by; Billy Ray (Not Cyrus)
Directed by: Paul Greengrass
Starring: Tom Hanks, Barkhad Abdi, Barkhad Abdirahman, Faysal Ahmed and Mahat M. Ali, Len Anderson IV as USS Bainbridge VBSS Officer (as Leonard Anderson [as a real life pilot who plays himself playing pilots in movies]) and The USS Truxtun as the USS Bainbridge.