The new film Captain Phillips, which stars Tom Hanks, has brought in $82 million in the four weeks since its release.
For the first time, the man who was part of the rescue of the real Captain Phillips is talking about whether Hollywood got it right.
In 2009, the cargo ship Maersk Alabama was stormed by four Somali pirates in the Indian Ocean. Richard Phillips was taken hostage in a small red lifeboat.
“That was the mission to keep the lifeboat out and start negotiating with the pirates,” said Capt. Mark Cedrun, who led the USS Boxer, which is based in San Diego. The ship was assigned to the counter-piracy task force in the Gulf of Aden.