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Disney’s THE FINEST HOURS hits theaters (Digital 3D™ and IMAX® 3D) TODAY! This film tells the tale of the SS Pendleton rescue mission that occurred in New England back in the 1950s. It is actually considered the greatest small boat rescue in Coast Guard history!To celebrate the film’s release, I’m excited to share with you a couple of clips from the film! Since this heroic action-thriller pays tribute to the brave men and women of the U.S. Coast Guard, I’m also sharing with you a featurette giving you some insight into these individuals.
On February 18, 1952, 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, where 30 sailors are not trapped inside while it sinks! As word of the disaster reaches the nearby U.S. Coast Guard, officers plan out a daring operation to rescue the stranded men. Despite overwhelming odds, four men set out in a wooden lifeboat facing frigid temperatures, 60-foot high waves and hurricane-force winds.THE FINEST HOURS is directed by Craig Gillespie and stars some amazing talent, including Chris Pine; Academy Award® and Golden Globe® nominee Casey Affleck, Ben Foster, Holliday Grainger, John Ortiz and Eric Bana.
Coast Guard Featurette
“Nothing to Do with Luck”
The Finest Hours Trailer
THE FINEST HOURS opens in theatres everywhere TODAY, January 29th, 2016!