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The Finest Hours (2016)

PG-13 | | Action, Drama, History | 29 January 2016 (USA)
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The Coast Guard makes a daring rescue attempt off the coast of Cape Cod after a pair of oil tankers are destroyed during a blizzard in 1952.

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In February of 1952, one of the worst storms to ever hit the East Coast struck New England, damaging an oil tanker off the coast of Cape Cod and literally ripping it in half. On a small lifeboat faced with frigid temperatures and 70-foot high waves, four members of the Coast Guard set out to rescue more than 30 stranded sailors trapped aboard the rapidly-sinking vessel. Written by Walt Disney Studios Publicity

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We all live or we all die. See more »


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Rated PG-13 for intense sequences of peril | See all certifications »

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29 January 2016 (USA)  »

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Budget:

$80,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$10,288,932, 31 January 2016, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$27,550,735, 3 April 2016

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$15,265,660, 4 February 2016
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Ben Foster and Eric Bana played Navy SEALs in Lone Survivor (2013). Kyle Gallner played a Marine in American Sniper (2014). See more »

Goofs

During one of the major waves that hit the 36500 boat, the canvas surrounding the bridge is torn off. However all stock photos shown at the end of the film show the 36500's canvas still intact. See more »

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Title Card: What Bernie Webber, Richard Livesey, Andy Fitzgerald and Ervin Maske accomplished on the night of February 18, 1952 is still considered the greatest small boat rescue in Coast Guard history. Bernie and Miriam were married on the date she planned. And they remained married for 58 years until Bernie's death in 2009 at the age 81. All four Coast Guardsmen were awarded the Gold Lifesaving Medal for their heroic actions.
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References Guys and Dolls (1955) See more »

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I'll Get You Bye And Bye
Written and Performed by Pete Peterson
Courtesy of Tuff City Records
By arrangement with Ocean Park Music Group
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For anyone who ever worked at sea this film is impossible to watch
28 October 2016 | by See all my reviews

The finest hours is obviously made by talented screenplay writers, actors, editors etc...it is directed professionally no argue there. However for anyone who has ever been more than a day at sea or anyone from a seafaring community this film is impossible to watch. Every single minute contains inaccuracies ranging from minor details like getting the equipment of that time wrong, to outrageously unrealistic mis en scene. This film simply gets it wrong on conditions at sea, groups or individual characters, the language that would have been used, the actions that men would and would not take in heavy weather conditions, group behaviour, ships hierarchy, use of instruments.... It is hard to watch characters perform actions that would get them killed almost instantly in reality and there is a minimum level of realism required to any story. Please get it right next time Disney. 2 points out of 10.


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