The Finest Hours is based on the true story of the 1952 U.S. Coast Guard rescue of the SS Pendleton. Chris Pine is Bernie Webber, the leader of the daunting mission while Casey Affleck is Ray Sybert, the introspective engineer who becomes the ship’s de factor leader.
“I’ve never been a big boat person,” said Affleck. “I don’t like being away from not seeing the land – otherwise I like being on boats. They’re beautiful. I did a movie after that called Manchester By The Sea and also shot in Massachusetts. A much smaller movie where we would go out on the North Shore quite a bit on little boats. I did fall in love with it. It’s real pretty, even in the winter time.”
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The Finest Hours, co-starring Holliday Grainger and Eric Bana, is now playing nationwide. To hear more about The Finest Hours. please check out the new Hollywood Outbreak/Cold Cockle Productions podcast CinemAddicts.
Posted By: Greg Srisavasdi