The movie tells the story of Captain Richard Phillips. Its transport ship, Maersk Alabama was hijacked in 2009 by Somali pirates. Thus it turned the primary US-flagged ship, captured by pirates up to now 2 centuries. The movie exhibits the tragic occasions on board and the US army makes an attempt to rescue Captain Phillips, who was captured and held hostage for 4 days. Finally he was rescued by particular forces. The movie is impressed by a real story.