The Finest Hours poster
We all live or we all die
Directed By
Craig Gillespie
Produced By
Dorothy Aufiero
Jim Whitaker
Screenplay By
Scott Silver
Paul Tamasy
Eric Johnson
Edited By
Tatiana S. Riegel
Javier Aguirresarobe
Musical Score
Carter Burwell
Walt Disney Pictures
Whitaker Entertainment
Red Hawk Entertainment
Distributed By
Walt Disney Studios
Motion Pictures
Release Date
January 29, 2016
Rating PG-13
$85 million
$52 million
The Finest Hours: The True Story of the U.S. Coast Guard's Most Daring Sea Rescue
by Casey Sherman & Michael J. Tougias

The Finest Hours is a 2016 American disaster drama directed by Craig Gillespie from a screenplay written by Scott Silver, Eric Johnson and Paul Tamasy, based on the 2009 eponymous book by Casey Sherman and Michael J. Tougias. Starring Chris Pine, Casey Affleck, Ben Foster, Holliday Grainger, John Ortiz, and Eric Bana, the film was released on January 29, 2016.


A heroic action-thriller, “The Finest Hours” is the remarkable true story of the most daring rescue mission in the history of the Coast Guard. 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.





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