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The Finest Hours (2016)

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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.

Director:

Craig Gillespie

Writers:

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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Based on the incredible true story. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

29 January 2016 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Horas contadas 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, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$27,550,735, 3 April 2016

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$15,265,660, 4 February 2016
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Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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Trivia

The USCGC Bernard C. Webber (WPC-1101) was the first of the new Sentinel class of 58 Coast Guard cutters, each 154 feet in length. She was built in Lockport, Louisiana and commissioned in 2012, some two years after the passing of Bernard Webber. She serves the Port of Miami, Florida. See more »

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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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Sit Down You're Rockin' The Boat
Written by Frank Loesser
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A truly great story executed poorly by wooden acting, dialogue and a dragging pace.
3 February 2016 | by superzachary94See all my reviews

The finest hours is a film based off an incredible true story, But the film itself is not so incredible.

Based off a daring coast guard rescue mission, The film tells the story of Bernie Webber {Chris Pine} who sets out to save a group of people on a sinking ship.

The direction by Craig Gillespie fails to bring justice to the real life incident and the pace is just awful, The cast led by Chris Pine and Casey Affleck seem to be sleep walking through the film, The only things i liked about it was some of the effects and some of the score.

The film poorly tells what happened in an ineffective way and i rather watch a documentary about what happened. 3/10


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