Captain Phillips Is a Lie: Real Captain Is No Hero, According To Crew

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  1. Steely Dan

    Steely Dan Former Member

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    http://defamer.gawker.com/captain-phillips-is-a-lie-real-captain-is-no-hero-acco-1445151613

    Despite opening to a strong $26 million this weekend, the Tom Hanks starrer Captain Phillips has found itself in hot water: The real crew from the Maersk Alabama that was taken by Somali pirates state that the film account of their hijacking was less based on a true story and far more an account of revisionist historical fiction.

    According to eleven crew members who filed suit against Maersk and the Waterman Steamship Corporation in both Alabama and Texas for "willful, wanton and conscious disregard for their safety", they felt their lives were recklessly endangered by the real Captain Richard Phillips in the days leading up to their April 2009 hijacking. (Phillips is being used as a witness for the defense in both lawsuits.)...
     
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  3. AlwaysShocked

    AlwaysShocked Well-Known Member

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    There is a good, factual documentary on Netflix that tells the factual story through reenactment, along with some actual film footage. It did not get into the part about the captain ignoring anti-pirate warnings, but it gives lots of details about the Navy sharp shooters.

    It is well worth watching.
     
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    Steely Dan Former Member

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    I don't have Netflix but it might be on Hulu. What's the name of it?
     
  5. Sleuthie_lu

    Sleuthie_lu New Member

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    Yes, Captain Phillips is a lie, but so was The Butler. A lot of movies stray from the truth. Why make a movie about a bad guy when you can change it up and make him a hero?
    I did see the real Capt. Phillips on TV and he is an arrogant SOB>
     

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