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Marty and I love watching movies about extreme weather and disasters. Movies based on true stories that take place during these events are some of our favorite movie night picks. There is just something exciting about watching a natural disaster and the people who risk their lives to save and help other people. When I learned that Disney HD released the Finest Hours: The Impossible Rescue on Blu-ray, DVD & Digital HD, I hoped that I would have the chance to review it. This product was provided for review and this post contains affiliate links.
The Finest Hours: The Impossible Rescue
The Finest Hours is a heroic action-thriller is based on the extraordinary true story of the greatest small-boat rescue in Coast Guard history. In 1952, a massive winter storm strikes off the coast of Cape Cod, ripping a T-2 oil tanker in half and trapping more than 30 sailors inside its rapidly sinking stern. When word of the disaster reaches the U.S. Coast Guard, four men led by Captain Bernie Webber (Chris Pine) set out in a 12-seat boat on a daring mission to rescue the stranded men, braving freezing cold, 60-foot waves and hurricane-force winds, and guided by Webber’s vow that “We all live, or we all die.” Packed with thrilling, larger-than-life action and anchored in a belief in the strength of the human spirit, The Finest Hours is a triumph.
Directed by Craig Gillespie (“Million Dollar Arm”), “THE FINEST HOURS” stars Chris Pine (the “Star Trek” films); Academy Award® and Golden Globe® nominee Casey Affleck (“Interstellar”); Ben Foster (“3:10 to Yuma”); Holliday Grainger (“Cinderella”); John Ortiz (“Silver Linings Playbook”); and Eric Bana (“Lone Survivor”). The film is produced by Jim Whitaker (“Cinderella Man”) and Dorothy Aufiero (“The Fighter”), the screenplay is by Oscar® nominee Scott Silver (“8 Mile”) and Oscar nominees Paul Tamasy & Eric Johnson (“The Fighter”) based on the acclaimed non-fiction book of the same name by Casey Sherman and Michael J. Tougias. Doug Merrifield (the “Pirates of the Caribbean” films) serves as executive producer.
The Finest Hours is a fascinating action movie that really lets you see what a Coast Guard rescue is like. The storm footage is so realistic that you really feel like you’re in the middle of the worst of it. I cannot imagine what it would be like to go out into a storm like that to rescue someone and never know if you’ll be coming back again or not. If you enjoy action or storm movies, you’ll definitely need to watch The Finest Hours: The Impossible Rescue.