l would like to see the American action thriller Captain Phillips,which Is directed by Paul Greengrass and stars Tom Hanks and Barkhad Abdi. The film is a biopic of merchant mariner Captain Richard Phillips, who was taken hostage by Somali pirates in the Indian Ocean during the Maersk Alabama hijacking in 2009 led by Abduwali Muse.The screenplay by Billy Ray is based upon the book, A Captain’s Duty: Somali Pirates, Navy SEALs, and Dangerous Days at Sea (2010), by Richard Phillips with Stephan Talty. The film is produced by Scott Rudin, Dana Brunetti, and Michael De Luca. It was released on October 11, 2013.
Tom Hanks stars aS captain Richard Phillips whO takes command of the MV Maersk Alabama at port inOman, with orders to sail its cargo through the Gulf of Aden to Mombasa. Wary of pirate activity off the coast of Somalia, he orders security precautions on the vessel. During one training exercise, Phillips is aware they might be hijacked by Somali pirates in two skiffs but he succeeds in outrunning the pirates. Four pirates return the next day led by Abduwali Muse (Barkhad Abdi) in a faster skiff, carrying a ladder they had hastily welded. Despite Phillips and his crew’s best efforts, they are able to board and take control of the Maersk Alabama, capturing the captain while most of his crew hides in the ship’s engine room. Muse, under orders from a local faction leader, hopes to ransom the ship and crew in exchange for insurance money from the shipping company.The crew manage to evade Muse and cut both engine power and the ship’s emergency power, and capture the pirate leader. Negotiating with the remaining pirates, the crewmen arrange a trade of Phillips for Muse aboard the ship’s lifeboat, only to have the pirates launch the boat with Phillips still aboard, hoping to exchange the captain for a ransom. As the lifeboat heads for the shore, tensions flare between the pirates as they run low on khat, lose contact with their mother ship, and are later intercepted by the U.S. Navy destroyer USS Bainbridge. Once additional Navy ships arrive, Phillips tries to talk down Muse, who asserts that he has come too far and will not surrender. In the meantime, Bainbridge captain Frank Castellano (Yul Vazquez) is ordered to prevent the pirates from reaching the mainland by whatever means necessary.That night, Phillips is able to escape the boat and attempts to make his way towards the ships. The Navy cannot identify the swimmer as Phillips, therefore take no action. The pirates catch up to him quickly and fire shots at him scaring him into surrendering. The further agitated pirates are also unaware that a SEAL Team has been dropped nearby to take control of the situation. While three SEAL marksmen get into positions, to find a near impossible shot on each of the pirates, Castellano and the SEALs continue to try to negotiate with the pirates, eventually taking the lifeboat under tow. Eventually, Muse agrees to board theBainbridge, believing he will join his clan elders in negotiating Phillips’ ransom. In the lifeboat, one of the more agitated pirates, Najee, catches Phillips writing a goodbye note to his wife. When he tries to take the note away, Phillips attacks Najee, but is quickly detained. Najee decides to take full control and execute Phillips. As they tie him up and blindfold him the situation becomes increasingly desperate