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Hanks Hijacked on High Seas in 'Captain Phillips'

Published on NewsOK Published: August 7, 2013

Tom Hanks takes on the frightening, true-life tale of the cargo ship captain who went toe-to-to with modern-day Somali pirates in Captain Phillips, and with this new nail-biting trailer, we see even more of the action.

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In theaters October 11, the film casts the two-time Oscar winner as Captain Richard Phillips, whose US-flagged MV Maersk Alabama was overtaken by Somali pirates in 2009, the first American cargo ship to be hijacked in 200 years. Quick to defend his ship from the machine-gun wielding attackers, his ship was nonetheless boarded and he had to face life-and-death decisions in protecting his crew and cargo.

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