The Finest Hours [Blu-ray] [2016]

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Ratings & Reviews


Overall Customer Rating:
97% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (350 out of 364)

Special Features


  • Against All Odds: The Bernie Webber Story - visit the quaint and close-knit town of Chatham, and experience the events surrounding the most heroic Coast Guard rescue ever through the eyes of the people who witnessed them.
  • Also features the filmmakers, the coauthors of The Finest Hours book, and Bernie Webber's daughter.
  • Brotherhood - cast members reflect on the bonds they forged during the shoot.
  • Deleted scenes
  • The Finest Inspiration: The U.S. Coast Guard - meet the people who put their lives on the line for others.
  • Two Crews - Chris Pine and Casey Affleck share insights into the men who led their respective crews against all odds.
  • What Is Your Finest Hour? - A Coast Guard member recounts an incredible rescue.

Synopsis


The Finest Hours
This docudrama depicts the incredible true story of a daring Coast Guard rescue operation off of Cape Cod during a ferocious storm in the winter of 1952. When an oil tanker splits in half, trapping its crew aboard the sinking vessel, four brave Guardsmen set out to save them. Craig Gillespie directed this adventure drama, which stars Chris Pine, Ben Foster, and Eric Bana. ~ Daniel Gelb, Rovi

Cast & Crew


  • Chris Pine
    Chris Pine - Bernie Webber
  • Casey Affleck
    Casey Affleck - Ray Sybert
  • Ben Foster
    Ben Foster - Richard Livesay
  • Eric Bana
    Eric Bana - Daniel Cluff
  • John Ortiz
    John Ortiz - Seaman Wallace Quirey



Customer rating

4.6
97%
would recommend to a friend
  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Movie

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    msmh4e
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    My husband and I watched 'The Finest Hour' based on a true story that took place towards the end of 1951 and early 1952 that leads up to an incredible search for survivors in a downed oil tanker. The amazing special effects that show how dangerous and courageous the Coast Guard Bernie Webber (played by Chris Pine) and his crew took to try and reach the men on board a sinking oil tanker is really amazing. I thought Casey Affleck did a great job of playing the chief engineer, Ray Sybert. He kept his crew together and managed to help keep half of a tanker afloat and until help arrived. He did not know if help was coming and yet he would not give up. Beautifully done! This picture is a nail biter throughout the rescue and how all the odds were against the Coast Guards and the crew on the tanker and how they all would not give up. This is one of the best movies we have seen!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great movie, great message

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    Movielover
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    The digital copy for the movie can be redeemed in your iTunes account. If you have a Disney Movie Rewards account, you can also redeem it here and it will add the digital copy to your iTunes account AND give you 150 points for your Disney movie rewards points. You can also redeem it on your Vudu account and if your Disney account is linked to your Vudu account, you will get your points for Disney also. The movie has a great message about never giving up and listening to that still small voice that will guide you to where you need to be. This movie is great for the entire family although little children may not understand what is going on. It's great for pre-teens to show them that giving up is not always the answer and that they should always do what is right.

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good movie!

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    UncleLouie
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    Loved this movie, the whole family will love this pulse pounding roller coaster ride! Takes place in the early 1950's where a giant storm dominates the seas by breaking a tanker truck in half, with only a few hours left to survive, the crew id does what they can survive. A rescue ship is sent to try and get to them, but the question is will they ? I love the early 50's look, it captures it so perfectly. Everybody gives a good performance, almost nobody stands out. The storms scenes are also well shot, you'll feel caught up in the storm also. It keeps you on the edge of your seat. It's easy to compare this to The Perfect storm(2000), it has the same feel to it. I hope you won't be disappointed by this.

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Movie

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    DrDocPPS05
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    This movie brings to life the most daring rescue in the history of the U.S. Coast Guard, in which a crew of four risked their lives to save 33 men stranded at sea in the middle of a devastating nor'easter. On Feb. 18, 1952, the Coast Guard station in Chatham, Massachusetts, got word that the SS Pendleton, a World War II-era oil tanker, had been split in half at sea. Incredibly, it was the second tanker ripped apart that day, and the most experienced seamen at the station had already been dispatched to help with the first distress call.

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great movie about courage in the face of adversity

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    retlaw1066
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    Based on an actual, amazing Coast Guard rescue, this movie combines good acting, realistic special effects, and enjoyable story-telling. Unlike too many other recent movies, this movie does not let the special effects overwhelm the good acting or spoil the good story-telling. A great movie worth watching for enjoyment, with some important lessons about courage, teamwork, humility, and perseverance in the face of tremendous adversity. If you like this movie, take a look at Apollo 13 (1995) and Zulu (1964),

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    CANT GO WRONG WITH CHRIS PINE!!!

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    ponyboy1962
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    Ima huge fan of Chris Pine so its not a stretch to get to one of his movies, but this one is outstanding! Very emotional, high drama and stunning cinematography! This one will pull on your heart strings! And the bonus material is great too! Definatley a keeper for my collection! Dont forget the fine cast members - casey affleck, ben foster and eric bana -- wow! And its a true story from the DISNEY studios - so its a win win on every accouint! A+

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great movie based on true story

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    Flatus
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    I really enjoyed this movie. The story is about one of two T2 oil tankers that split in half during a storm off Cape Cod. The story is also about true bravery against extreme odds. Reading about the event after watching the movie, you learn that most everything that happens in the movie really happened. (The timeline of the love story is a little off)

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Fantastic retelling of a great historic event!

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    AudioGearGuru
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    Great acting, great directing, gripping retelling of the most successful small boat rescue in Coast Guard history. Even though you know that going in, it's still incredibly suspenseful and tense. The special effects are fantastic too, and one really feels as though they're in the actual situations the characters are going through.

    I would recommend this to a friend



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