October 8th, 2013
10:40 AM ET

The Maersk Alabama Crew Speaks Out About Captain Phillips

The new movie "Captain Phillips" opens this Friday. It's a drama about the real-life ordeal of Captain Richard Phillips, who was the commander of a cargo vessel that was overrun by pirates off the coast of Somalia in 2009.

Phillips was taken off his ship and held hostage for five days on a small boat. He's played by Tom Hanks. The movie portrays Phillips as a hero who saves his ship and his crew. But some members of that crew claim the true Captain Richard Phillips was anything but heroic. CNN's Drew Griffin has the story.

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