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The Finest Hours – new clips highlight the films dramatic tension


There’s a new pair of clips from Disney’s upcoming heroic true life Coast Guard rescue movie “The Finest Hours.” The movie stars Chris Pine (Star Trek) as Coast Guard Captain Bernie Webber who leads a dangerous rescue mission against the most formidable obstacles imaginable. Casey Affleck plays the surviving senior officer of a ship in distress who works to unite his men in order to survive until help can arrive.

In the first clip, it’s cold, rainy, and dark, but the captain of the ship has a plan that will save the remaining crew.

The second clip features a dramatic moment on the Coast Guard rescue boat.

Movie Synopsis:

A heroic action-thriller, “The Finest Hours” is the remarkable true story of the most daring rescue mission in the history of the Coast Guard. Presented in Digital 3D, Real D 3D and IMAX 3D, the film will transport audiences to the heart of the action, creating a fully-immersive cinematic experience on an epic scale. On February 18, 1952, a massive nor’easter struck New England, pummeling towns along the Eastern seaboard and wreaking havoc on the ships caught in its deadly path, including the SS Pendleton, a T-2 oil tanker bound for Boston, which was literally ripped in half, trapping more than 30 sailors inside its rapidly-sinking stern. As the senior officer on board, first assistant engineer Ray Sybert (Casey Affleck) soon realizes it is up to him to take charge of the frightened crew and inspire the men to set aside their differences and work together to ride out one of the worst storms to ever hit the East Coast. Meanwhile, as word of the disaster reaches the U.S. Coast Guard station in Chatham, Massachusetts, Warrant Officer Daniel Cluff (Eric Bana) orders a daring operation to rescue the stranded men. Despite overwhelming odds, four men, led by Coast Guard Captain Bernie Webber (Chris Pine), set out in a wooden lifeboat with an ill-equipped engine and little, if any, means of navigation, facing frigid temperatures, 60-foot high waves and hurricane-force winds.

“The Finest Hours” storms into U.S. theaters on January 29, 2016 in Digital 3D, Real D 3D and IMAX 3D.

Sounds like the perfect Winter’s tale. Are you planning to see Disney’s “The Finest Hours” in theaters?