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Tom Hanks in Captain Phillips
Tom Hanks in Captain Phillips. Photo by Hopper Stone/Columbia Pictures
Somali pirates in Captain Phillips
Untrained Somali-American actors, led by Barkhad Abdi, portray the Somali pirates in Captain Phillips. Photo by Hopper Stone/Columbia Pictures
Tom Hanks in Captain Phillips
There are plenty of tense moments throughout Captain Phillips. Photo by Hopper Stone/Columbia Pictures