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.
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Captain Phillips is the mostly true story of Captain Phillips. A captain of a container ship, which was boarded by somali pirates in 2009. And if you’re all like “yeah, yeah, yeah who cares?” No. 556 more words
Get to the Theater
Paul Greenglass can make a good fact-based thriller. While the story of the hijacking of the Maersk Alabama and taking of its captain is known to many—and Phillips takes some liberties with the story—Greenglass still effectively points out some interesting and probably lesser known details concerning modern day piracy and the defensive measures taken against it in the era of globalized commerce and militarization. 34 more words