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Captain Phillips

Screenplay by Billy Ray

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Film Synopsis

When the freighter ship Maersk Alabama is pursued and captured by a handful of Somali pirates, Captain Richard Phillips faces off against Muse, the band's leader, in an effort to protect the lives of his crew. In an explosively dangerous situation, Phillips must strike a careful balance between strength and compliance if he and the men he is responsible for are to survive.


Academy Awards History

This is the first Academy Award nomination for Billy Ray.

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Writing (Adapted Screenplay)