‘Captain Phillips’ releases frantic extended TV spot




AMC ran an extended TV spot for Paul Greengrass’ new thriller, Captain Phillips, during the Breaking Bad finale. The awesome, yet quite SPOILERY TV spot is now available for all to see, and you can watch it below.

Running at two minutes, the TV spot, which is essentially a new trailer, is filled with chaos, threat and some superb action sequences. The film has been highly praised, and some of those reviews have been included in the TV spot, which you will find below.

Captain Phillips is directed by Paul Greengrass, and the screenplay was written by Billy Ray. The true story is adapted from the book “A Captain’s Duty: Somali Pirates, Navy SEALS, and Dangerous Days at Sea”, written by Richard Phillips.

The cast includes Tom Hanks, Catherine Keener, Max Martini, John Magaro and Christopher Stadulis. The film will arrive in UK cinemas October 18th.


Captain Phillips is director Paul Greengrass’s multi-layered examination of the 2009 hijacking of the U.S. container ship Maersk Alabama by a crew of Somali pirates.  It is – through Greengrass’s distinctive lens – simultaneously a pulse-pounding thriller and a complex portrait of the myriad effects of globalization.  The film focuses on the relationship between the Alabama’s commanding officer, Captain Richard Phillips (two time Academy Award® winner Tom Hanks), and his Somali counterpart, Muse (Barkhad Abdi).  Set on an incontrovertible collision course off the coast of Somalia, both men will find themselves paying the human toll for economic forces outside of their control.  The film is directed by Academy Award® nominee Paul Greengrass, from a screenplay by Billy Ray based upon the book, A Captain’s Duty: Somali Pirates, Navy SEALs, and Dangerous Days at Sea, by Richard Phillips with Stephan Talty.  The film is produced by Scott Rudin, Dana Brunetti, and Michael De Luca.




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A keen enthusiast and collector of all horror and extreme films. I can be picky as i like quality in my horror. This doesn't necessarily mean it has to be a classic, but as long as it has something to impress me then i'm a fan. I watch films by the rule that if it doesn't bring out some kind of emotive response then it aint worth watching.

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