Disney’s The Finest Hours is based on a book about the greatest small boat rescue in the history of the Coast Guard.
Bernie Webber and his crew (four, counting him) rescued thirty-two sailors from the aft half of the Pendleton, a tanker sheared in half by a blizzard in February of 1952. The film, which features Chris Pine as Webber, is a very basic story with a little character development and some impressive effects work – but make no mistake, the storm and the rescue are the film’s stars.
Disney’s The Finest Hours tells the story of the most incredible rescue in Coast Guard history when a small boat with a crew of four rescued thirty-two men from the aft of a ripped in half tanker.
Chris Pine, the film’s star, presents a look at the real Coast Guard – men and women who put their lives on the line to rescue those who lose their way at sea. Check it out after the break. The Finest Hours opens tomorrow.
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