vudukungfu: meh, We got the real Capt. Phillips down the street here in VT.
Delawheredad: The movie is criminally inaccurate. The captain being played by Tom Hank's is being sued by his crew because his stupid actions endangered the lives of his entire crew. If not for the navy seals everybody would have died and it all would have been the captain's fault.
Brick-House: Delawheredad: The movie is criminally inaccurate. The captain being played by Tom Hank's is being sued by his crew because his stupid actions endangered the lives of his entire crew. If not for the navy seals everybody would have died and it all would have been the captain's fault.Actually, I believe they are suing the shipping line because they have the deep pockets. As for the good Capt, he still may be somewhat heroic by his actions to protect the crew after he screwed up so badly in the first place.
Delawheredad: LshermThe captain was specifically ordered to stay a certain distance from shore. He sailed too close to the Somali coast in the first place. Strike ONE. Once the ship was captured he ordered his men to not defend themselves and the spent over 16 hours locked up in oppressive conditions with no food, water or bathroom facilities. Strike TWO. The ONLY pirate captured by the crew of the ship was a Somali youth who the crew took out one of his eyes with a screw driver. The captain tried to negotiate with the pirates something he was NOT LEGALLY permitted to do. Strike THREE. But of course a big screen adventure that shows the hero causing his very ship to get captured and then turning into a marshmallow when shiat gets real is NOT the kind of movie that attracts stars like Tom Hanks.
netringer: Why did it take this long for the crew to seek compensation?
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