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Year: 2016
Original Title: The Finest Hours
Length: 117 minutes
Genre: Drama, Thriller, Action
Studios: Walt Disney Pictures, Whitaker Entertainment
Distributor: Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures
Age rating: Suitable for 12 years and over
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Release Dates

United Kingdom: February 19 2016

United States: January 29 2016


Ranking: 5,934 out of 15,992 movies (up 4847)


6.7 by 5 users

5.4 by 6 media


'The Finest Hours' is a Disney movie drama-tinged thriller genre. It is directed by Craig Gillespie and written by Eric Johnson, Scott Silver, and Paul Tamasy. Starring Chris Pine, Casey Affleck and Ben Foster, among others. The film is based on an extraordinary true story of the greatest rescue by a small boat in the history of the Coast Guard. Occurred in 1952 off the coast of Cape Cod, two oil tankers, the SS Fort Mercer and SS Pendleton, were destroyed by the winter winds and waves of the sea, causing massive destruction. The crew of the boat were saved by a small boat, which acted quickly and heroically to save the lives of almost all members of the crew of the vessels, risking their lives in the ocean.


Cast The Finest Hours

Chris Pine

Chris Pine

Bernie Webber

Ben Foster

Ben Foster

Richard Livesey

Eric Bana

Eric Bana

Daniel Cluff

Kyle Gallner

Kyle Gallner

Andy Fitzgerald

Casey Affleck

Casey Affleck

Ray Sybert



Trivia The Finest Hours

The original Coast Guard lifeboat launch used to rescue the Pendleton survivors, CG36500, still exists and is maintained in perfect condition at Rock Harbor in Orleans, Massachusetts. The vintage police car used in the film was borrowed from the Orleans Police Department, a Cape Cod town not far from Chatham. This movie is mainly being filmed in the New England town, Chatham.