Watch the new trailer for the heroic action-thriller The Finest Hours, the extraordinary true story of the greatest small boat rescue in Coast Guard history. Presented in Digital 3D and IMAX 3D, the film transports audiences to the heart of the action, creating a fully-immersive cinematic experience on an epic scale. Directed by Craig Gillespie, The Finest Hours features an all-star ensemble cast led by Chris Pine, Casey Affleck and Eric Bana.
A heroic action-thriller, The Finest Hours takes place on February 18, 1952, when a massive nor'easter struck New England, pummeling towns along the Eastern seaboard and wreaking havoc on the ships caught in its deadly path, including the SS Pendleton, a T-2 oil tanker bound for Boston, which 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 (Casey Affleck) soon 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 (Eric Bana) orders a daring operation to rescue the stranded men.
Despite overwhelming odds, four men, led by Coast Guard Captain Bernie Webber (Chris 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. Disney's The Finest Hours is the unforgettable story of the Coast Guard's courageous mission. Also starring in the movie are Graham McTavish, Josh Stewart, Ben Foster and Holliday Grainger. Produced by Jim Whitaker and Dorothy Aufiero, the screenplay is by Oscar nominee Scott Silver and Oscar nominees Paul Tamasy & Eric Johnson based on the acclaimed non-fiction book of the same name by Michael J. Tougias and Casey Sherman. Doug Merrifield serves as executive producer. The Finest Hours storms into U.S. theaters this winter. Take a sneak peek at this harrowing true-life tale!