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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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Craig Gillespie

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Scott Silver (screenplay), Paul Tamasy (screenplay) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Chris Pine ... Bernie Webber
Casey Affleck ... Ray Sybert
Ben Foster ... Richard Livesey
Eric Bana ... Daniel Cluff
Holliday Grainger ... Miriam Webber
John Ortiz ... Wallace Quirey
Kyle Gallner ... Andy Fitzgerald
John Magaro ... Ervin Maske
Graham McTavish ... Frank Fauteux
Michael Raymond-James ... D.A. Brown
Beau Knapp ... Mel Gouthro
Josh Stewart ... Tchuda Southerland
Abraham Benrubi ... George 'Tiny' Myers
Keiynan Lonsdale ... Eldon Hanan
Rachel Brosnahan ... Bea Hansen
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Storyline

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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32 survivors, room for 12. See more »


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

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Country:

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Language:

English

Release Date:

29 January 2016 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Finest Hours See more »

Filming Locations:

Quincy, Massachusetts, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$80,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$10,288,932, 31 January 2016

Gross USA:

$27,569,558

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$52,099,090
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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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Trivia

SS Pendleton was a Type T2-SE-A1 tanker, 504 feet long, that was completed in February of 1944 and performed convoy duty between the U.S. and the U.K. In 1948 she was acquired by National Bulk Carriers. The type T2 ships, which were built in a hurry, were known for breaking in half during extremely cold weather. In July of 1951 she ran aground in the Hudson River but was refloated the next day. The damages required extensive welding, as was seen in the film. The cold weather, rough seas, and weak weld led to the ship breaking in half seven months later. All eight hands in the bow of the ship died when the bow sank. Unlike in the film, the ship's cook did not die from hitting his head against the ship, but against the rescue boat. He was one of the last men off the Pendleton, having helped almost all of his fellow crewmates to safety. Both the bow and the stern of the Pentleton. eventually grounded within a few miles of the lighthouse. See more »

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Although there are many cars seen in the snowstorm and although their windshields have been cleared by the wipers, you never see a wiper moving even while people are driving through heavy snow.. See more »

Quotes

[last lines]
Bernie Webber: Are we still on for April 16?
Miriam Webber: Yeah. I asked Cluff for you. He said it was just...
Bernie Webber: ...just a formality. Now I know, right?
[both chuckle]
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Featured in Half in the Bag: 2016 Movie Catch-up (2016) 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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Storm at sea, really not my thing, but nice movie
4 April 2017 | by deloudelouvainSee all my reviews

The fact that the movie is based on true events makes it a bit more special to watch. It's a nice story about courageous coast guards that risk their own lives trying to save an entire ship crew from a sure death. The movie is well made and if you are like me a bit afraid of big storms at sea then you will have the same feeling of anguish as I had during almost the entire movie. There are some cheesy moments as well, when it's more about their romance, but for the rest it's a good movie. If it was not for a couple scenes that I didn't like I would score it even more. Those scenes were unrealistic and bothered me a bit. Scenes where they are at sea in a major storm and have a conversation on a non rocking boat. That is simply impossible, but for the rest it's all good. Good actors, good story, and interesting due to it's historical facts.


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