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Crew members: ‘Captain Phillips’ is one big lie
« on: October 13, 2013, 09:11:11 AM »

Crew members: ‘Captain Phillips’ is one big lie

By Maureen Callahan

October 13, 2013 | 3:34am

 "Captain Phillips" star Tom Hanks with Capt. Richard Phillips.

Photo: AP Photo/StarPix, Dave Allocca

It’s made for Hollywood: the story of an average American family man, captain of a cargo ship in dangerous waters, his vessel overtaken by armed Somali pirates demanding ransom, saving his crew by allowing himself to be removed from the boat and taken hostage.

All of this is the basis for “Captain Phillips,” starring Tom Hanks as the titular, real-life hero. The only problem, say some members of the real Capt. Phillips’ crew, is none of it is true.

Capt. Richard Phillips, they say, is no hero, and the film is one big lie.

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