“The Finest Hours” chronicles the extraordinary true story of the Coast Guard’s most daring rescue mission. On February 18, 1952, a massive nor’easter struck New England, wreaking havoc on the ships caught in its deadly path. The SS Pendleton, a T-2 oil tanker bound for Boston, 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 (Affleck) quickly 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 (Bana) orders a daring operation to rescue the stranded men. Despite overwhelming odds, four men, led by Coast Guard Capt. Bernie Webber (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.
Craig Gillespie directs the film, which co-stars Holliday Grainger and John Ortiz. Scott Silver co-wrote the script with Paul Tamasy and Eric Johnson, and the trio adapted the book by Michael J. Tougias and Casey Sherman.
Jim Whitaker and Dorothy Aufiero produced the movie, which was executive produced by Doug Merrifield.
“The Finest Hours” washes ashore on January 29, 2016 in digital 3D and IMAX 3D. Watch the trailer below and let us know what you think of Pine’s Boston accent in the comments section.