The true story of Captain Richard Phillips and the 2009 hijacking by Somali pirates of the U.S.-flagged MV Maersk Alabama, the first American cargo ship to be hijacked in two hundred years.
Paul Greengrass film about the true story of Richard Phillips as his ship is hijacked by Somali pirates. The film was nominated for six Academy Awards.
Barkhad Abdi ad-libbed some of the most famous lines in the film. The film is the acting debut of the four main Somali Pirates actors.