The Finest Hours Based on the Incredible True Story


The Finest Hours

The Finest Hours Based on the Incredible True Story

Disney presents the heroic action-thriller, The Finest Hours, based on the incredible true story of the greatest small boat rescue in Coast Guard history. It opens in theaters everywhere on January 29, 2016. The Finest Hours is directed by Craig Gillespie (Million Dollar Arm) and stars Chris Pine (Star Trek, Into the Woods); Academy Award® and Golden Globe® nominee Casey Affleck, Ben Foster, Holliday Grainger, John Ortiz and Eric Bana.The Finest Hours

Watch the new trailer for The Finest Hours below:

A heroic action-thriller, The Finest Hours is the remarkable true story of the greatest small boat rescue in Coast Guard history.Presented in Digital 3D™ and IMAX® 3D, the film will transport audiences to the heart of the action, creating a fully-immersive cinematic experience on an epic scale. On February 18, 1952, a massive nor’easter struck New England, pummeling towns along the Eastern seaboard and wreaking havoc on the ships caught in its deadly path, including the SS Pendleton, a T-2 oil tanker bound for Boston, which was literally ripped in half, trapping more than 30 sailors inside its rapidly-sinking stern. As the senior officer on board, first assistant engineer Ray Sybert (Casey Affleck) soon realizes it is up to him to take charge of the frightened crew and inspire the men to set aside their differences and work together to ride out one of the worst storms to ever hit the East Coast. Meanwhile, as word of the disaster reaches the U.S. Coast Guard station in Chatham, Massachusetts, Warrant Officer Daniel Cluff (Eric Bana) orders a daring operation to rescue the stranded men. Despite overwhelming odds, four men, led by Coast Guard Captain Bernie Webber (Chris Pine), set out in a wooden lifeboat with an ill-equipped engine and little, if any, means of navigation, facing frigid temperatures, 60-foot high waves and hurricane-force winds.

The Finest Hours

Disney’s The Finest Hours is produced by Jim Whitaker and Dorothy Aufiero, the screenplay is by Oscar® nominee Scott Silver and Oscar nominees Paul Tamasy & Eric Johnson based on the acclaimed non-fiction book of the same name by Michael J. Tougias and Casey Sherman. Doug Merrifield serves as executive producer.

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The Finest Hours is presented in Digital 3D™ and IMAX® 3D, it opens in theaters everywhere on January 29, 2016.

The Finest Hours Based on the Incredible True Story


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  1. What an incredible story. I’ll definitely be going to see this. A great cast as well. Thank you for the post.
    Carol L

  2. I will be first in line for this one! I absolutely love Chris Pine-he is so cute. He’s had a really great track record with Disney, doing movies like Princess Diaries 2 and Into the Woods.I absolutely love him as Captain Kirk in the Star Trek movies, and this looks to be another great adventure film.

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