The Finest Hours

Genre:  Action/Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Running Time:  117 min.
Release Date: January 29, 2016
DVD: May 24, 2016

Current rating: Rating: 4.09
based on 348 votes and 147 reviews
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Cast: Chris Pine, Casey Affleck, Ben Foster, Holliday Grainger, John Ortiz, Eric Bana, Kyle Gallner, Graham McTavish, John Magaro, Beau Knapp, Josh Stewart, Abraham Benrubi

Inspiration: The Pendleton Rescue


Bernie (Chris Pine) and Miriam (Holliday Grainger) are about to become engaged when a fierce storm strikes off the coast of New England, where Bernie works as a member of the Coast Guard.

It's February of 1952 and the Coast Guard is called out to save an oil tanker that's split in two, just miles from Chatham, Massachusetts. Several boats are sent out for the rescue when another oil tanker, the SS Pendleton, is also spotted in danger just off the coast.

While Bernie is sent out with three other men on what's called a "suicide mission" to save the sailors on board the Pendleton, Miriam goes on a mission of her own, to get her future fiancé back alive.

Director: Craig Gillespie
Studio: Walt Disney Pictures
Producer(s): Dorothy Aufiero, Jim Whitaker
Screenplay: Scott Silver, Paul Tamasy, Eric Johnson
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  • 5 stars "Great movie!"
  • 4 stars "I have spent much of my life as a professional mariner. This movie left me with chills - it was great! I thought the effects were quite realistic (more so than say The Perfect Storm)."
  • 5 stars "Excellent action packed movie!"