Have you ever seen a movie, .that kept you on the edge of your sea? These are the kind of movies we love. It is the winter of 1952. A horrific storm has snapped a tanker in half offshore, south of Cape Cod. Thirty or so sailors are clinging to the half of the tanker that didn’t sink. A four-man Coast Guard lifesaving motor boat departs Wellfleet Harbor into the teeth of the storm in a seemingly suicidal rescue attempt. This is “The Finest Hours”, a modest but incredibly moving thriller based on real life events.
Based on the extraordinary true story of the greatest small boat rescue in Coast Guard history, THE FINEST HOURS is a tale of courage, loyalty, and honor in the face of overwhelming odds. When a massive storm strikes off the coast of Cape Cod, it rips a T-2 oil tanker in half, trapping more than 30 sailors on its rapidly sinking stern. As Captain Bernie Webber (Chris Pine) and his crew set out in a 12-seat rescue boat to save them, Chief Engineer Ray Sybert (Casey Affleck) struggles to buy his men more time. Packed with heroic, larger-than-life action and driven by the men’s faith in their mission, themselves and one another, THE FINEST HOURS is a triumph
These are the stories that leave you wanting more and more. This is the true story of the miraculous rescue of more than 30 men stranded aboard the USS Pendleton off the coast of New England in February of 1952. It is still considered the most heroic small boat rescue in Coast Guard history.
This is a film that young people should be sat down to watch, giving them a chance to see an example of that old school greatest generation of our time at work. And the fact is that other than the amount of suspense found on screen here it’s a movie that kids could watch as well with no foul language or exposed body parts as well. Who would think that in today’s age that was even possible any longer!
This is ideal for anyone who loves a real event, leaving you on the edge of your seat,
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