History Film / CaptainPhillips

24th Feb '17 10:40:23 AM Bense
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* FlareGun: Philips tries to drive the pirates off with a flare gun to little effect.

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* FlareGun: Philips tries to drive firing three emergency flares at the pirates off with a flare gun approaching pirates, to little effect.



* GenreBlind: When the pirates are taken under tow by the Navy Destroyer Captain Phillips is given a high visibility shirt to wear and the lifeboat is illuminated by powerful floodlights. One of them seems to realize what is going down.

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* GenreBlind: When the pirates are taken under tow by the Navy Destroyer Captain Phillips is given a high visibility shirt to wear and the lifeboat is illuminated by powerful floodlights. One Only one of them the pirates seems to realize what is going down.down. Phillips understands, and starts writing a farewell note to his family, just in case.



* IGaveMyWord: Muse tells the Captain he is just a "businessman". When his henchmen start pointing guns at the bridge crew the Captain appeals to Muse to stick to his word:

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* IGaveMyWord: IGaveMyWord:
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Muse tells the Captain he is just a "businessman". When his henchmen start pointing guns at the bridge crew the Captain appeals to Muse to stick to his word:



** A Navy officer gives Muse his word that the tribal elders are on their way to resolve the ransom demand. As soon as word comes that [[spoiler: Phillips is safe Muse is taken into custody instead.]]



* IronicEcho: While in the lifeboat, the pirates complain that this situation is NotWhatISignedOnFor, just as Phillips' crew did a few days ago.

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* IronicEcho: IronicEcho:
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While in the lifeboat, the pirates complain that this situation is NotWhatISignedOnFor, just as Phillips' crew did a few days ago.



* ISurrenderSuckers: Inverted. Muse surrenders to the Navy when they offer to take him aboard their destroyer where he can receive food and medical care. He does and expects his crew to join him soon after for a peaceful negotiation. Once his crew is killed, though, the Navy men chatting with him immediately jump on Muse and treat him with extreme hostility.

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* ISurrenderSuckers: Inverted. Muse surrenders to the Navy when they offer to take him aboard their destroyer where he can receive food and medical care. He does and expects his crew to join him soon after for a peaceful negotiation. Once his crew is killed, though, the Navy men chatting with him immediately jump on Muse and treat take him with extreme hostility.into custody.



* NiceJobBreakingItHero: [[DownplayedTrope Downplayed]]. The Navy manages to remove Muse from the lifeboat under pretense of 'Negotiations' ...but he is also the one keeping any semblance of stability on the lifeboat. However, the SEAL snipers are already lining up their shots, so it winds up not making much of a difference.
** Near the end, Captain Phillips sees a pen and begins covertly writing a letter to his family in despair...which only makes thing much more unstable when Najee catches him and flips out on him, resulting in Phillips getting tied up and scared out of his remaining wits during the final shouting match (very nearly getting himself shot right then and there).

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* NiceJobBreakingItHero: NiceJobBreakingItHero:
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[[DownplayedTrope Downplayed]]. The Navy manages to remove Muse from the lifeboat under pretense of 'Negotiations' ...but he is also the one keeping any semblance of stability order on the lifeboat. However, the SEAL snipers are already lining up their shots, so it winds up not making much of a difference.
** Near the end, Captain Phillips sees a pen and begins covertly writing a letter to his family in despair...which only makes thing much more unstable when despair. When Najee catches him and flips out on him, resulting in out, Phillips getting tied up finally snaps under the pressure and scared out of his remaining wits during the final shouting match (very fights back. The result is that he is nearly getting himself shot right then executed [[spoiler: and there). all the pirates are killed.]]



* OhCrap: Several for the Captain when the pirates are approaching, and it's clear no help is going to be coming soon, but mostly when they get their ladder hooked on and climb aboard.

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* OhCrap: OhCrap:
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Several for the Captain when the pirates are approaching, and it's clear no help is going to be coming soon, but mostly when they get their ladder hooked on and climb aboard.



* ScrewThisImOuttaHere: The pirate mothership gets the hell out of Dodge once the American Navy shows up. Captain Philips tries to dissuade the pirates with this information, but Muse says that he's come too far.

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* ScrewThisImOuttaHere: ScrewThisImOuttaHere:
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The pirate mothership gets the hell out of Dodge once the American Navy shows up. Captain Philips tries to dissuade the pirates with this information, but Muse says that he's come too far.



* VillainousValour: We see a degree of this with the boarding scene in which the pirates approach the larger vessel despite the rough seas caused by the Alabama's hard maneuvering.

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* VillainousValour: We see a degree of this with the boarding scene in which the pirates approach the larger vessel despite the rough seas caused by the Alabama's ''Alabama's'' hard maneuvering.
9th Feb '17 1:19:53 PM jeez
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* TheOperatorsMustBeCrazy: Phillips calls [=UKMTO=] to say, "Help! We're being chased by pirates!" and gets an operator who calmly tells them they should follow procedures, get their hoses ready, stay calm, etc. Phillips is too shocked to respond, but you can see "TELL ME SOMETHING I DON'T KNOW, LADY!" in his eyes.

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* TheOperatorsMustBeCrazy: Phillips calls [=UKMTO=] to say, "Help! We're being chased by pirates!" and gets an operator who calmly tells them they should follow procedures, get their hoses ready, stay calm, etc. Phillips is too shocked to respond, but you can see "TELL ME SOMETHING I DON'T KNOW, LADY!" in his eyes. He also tries reaching the US Navy, only to find that their connection's ''off-hook''.
24th Dec '16 6:25:49 PM GhostlyBrony
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** There was a Marine JAG who came aboard the ship where the snipers were stationed. He deliberated with chain of command and advised them on when it would be legally permissible to take shots that saved Captain Phillips. This is not depicted in the film. Presumably depicting such bureaucratic tension would have cluttered up the tension of the rescue.

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** There was a Marine JAG who came aboard the ship where the snipers were stationed. He deliberated with the chain of command and advised them on when it would be legally permissible to take the fateful shots that saved Captain Phillips. This is not depicted in the film. Presumably depicting such bureaucratic tension would have cluttered up the tension pacing of the rescue.movie.
24th Dec '16 6:23:32 PM GhostlyBrony
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** There was a Marine JAG who came aboard the ship where the snipers were stationed. He deliberated with chain of command and advised them on when it would be legally permissible to take shots that saved Captain Phillips. This is not depicted in the film. Presumably depicting such bureaucratic tension would have cluttered up the tension of the rescue.
24th Nov '15 8:16:22 PM Tallens
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* FakingEngineTrouble: One of the bluffs Phillips uses to stall the Pirates, claiming the ship's engines overheated after their chase.
4th Oct '15 4:29:33 PM Folamh3
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* YouHaveFailedMe: The pirates know this is what they face from their warlord Garaad if they go home emptyhanded.

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* YouHaveFailedMe: The pirates know this is what they face from their warlord Garaad if they go home emptyhanded.empty-handed.
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4th Oct '15 4:26:46 PM Folamh3
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** The leader who was captured in the engine room was held down there for twelve hours. In the film they arrange for the hostage exchange almost immediately after capturing him.
3rd Sep '15 4:04:04 PM Camassia
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* AlasPoorVillain: The Somali pirates, especially Muse and Bilal, are shown to not have much of a choice becoming pirates. Between their ruined fishing grounds by factory ships and illegal waste dumping at sea and Somali warlords who obviously would kill them on a whim, piracy is depicted as the only way to survive. That said, their brandishing weapons and threatening crew with murder is beyond the pale and they had a chance to surrender to US forces and be jailed in America.

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* AlasPoorVillain: The Somali pirates, especially Muse and Bilal, are shown to not have much of a choice becoming pirates. Between their ruined fishing grounds ruined by factory ships and illegal waste dumping at sea and Somali warlords who obviously would kill them on a whim, piracy is depicted as the only way to survive. That said, their brandishing weapons and threatening crew with murder is beyond the pale and they had a chance to surrender to US forces and be jailed in America.
27th Feb '15 12:29:56 PM Camassia
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* OneLinerNameOneLiner: Muse's response to Phillips' suggestion that he must have another career choice: "Maybe in America, Irish, maybe in America."
* OohMeAccentsSlipping: Tom Hanks does a pretty good Massachusetts accent throughout the film, but it noticeably disappears when he [[spoiler: starts screaming in panic at the climax of the film.]]



* OohMeAccentsSlipping: Tom Hanks does a pretty good Massachusetts accent throughout the film, but it noticeably disappears when he [[spoiler: starts screaming in panic at the climax of the film.]]
* OneLinerNameOneLiner: Muse's response to Phillips' suggestion that he must have another career choice: "Maybe in America, Irish, maybe in America."
27th Feb '15 12:28:14 PM Camassia
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*OneLinerNameOneLiner: Muse's response to Phillips' suggestion that he must have another career choice: "Maybe in America, Irish, maybe in America."
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