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Captain Phillips: The IMAX Experience

bigImage 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.

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Columbia Pictures Presents A Scott Rudin/Michael De Luca/Trigger Street Production. A Film by Paul Greengrass. Tom Hanks "Captain Phillips" Barkhad Abdi. Music by Henry Jackman. Costume Designer: Mark Bridges. Editor: Christopher Rouse, A.C.E. Production Designer: Paul Kirby. Director of Photography: Barry Ackroyd, BSC. Executive Producers: Gregory Goodman, Eli Bush, Kevin Spacey. Based upon the book "A Captain's Duty: Somali Pirates, Navy Seals, and Dangerous Days at Sea" by Richard Phillips with Stephan Talty. Screenplay by Billy Ray. Produced by Scott Rudin, Dana Brunetti, Michael De Luca. Directed by Paul Greengrass.

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"‘Captain Phillips’ Review" By Ben Kendrick, Screen Rant

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