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Released: May 24, 2016
Running Time: 117 minutes
Studio: Walt Disney Pictures
Based on the acclaimed non-fiction book of the same name by Casey Sherman and Michael J. Tougias, viewers can enjoy diving into the thrilling eye of the storm with: An all-new documentary “Against All Odds: The Bernie Webber Story,” in which real-life residents of Chatham recall the events that set the stage for the film’s historic rescue mission; Four making-of featurettes highlighting cast members experiences and reflections by members of the U.S. Coast Guard; as well as two never-before-shared Deleted Scenes.Directed by Craig Gillespie (“Million Dollar Arm”), “THE FINEST HOURS” stars Chris Pine (the “Star Trek” films); Academy Award® and Golden Globe® nominee Casey Affleck (“Interstellar”); Ben Foster (“3:10 to Yuma”); Holliday Grainger (“Cinderella”); John Ortiz (“Silver Linings Playbook”); and Eric Bana (“Lone Survivor”). The film is produced by Jim Whitaker (“Cinderella Man”) and Dorothy Aufiero (“The Fighter”), the screenplay is by Oscar® nominee Scott Silver (“8 Mile”) and Oscar nominees Paul Tamasy & Eric Johnson(“The Fighter”) based on the acclaimed non-fiction book of the same name by Casey Sherman and Michael J. Tougias. Doug Merrifield (the “Pirates of the Caribbean” films) serves as executive producer.BONUS FEATURES*:Blu-ray Combo Pack, Digital HD, Digital SD, Disney Movies AnywhereAGAINST ALL ODDS: THE BERNIE WEBBER STORY – Visit the quaint and close-knit town of Chatham, and experience the events surrounding the most heroic Coast Guard rescue ever through the eyes of the people who witnessed them.BROTHERHOOD – Cast members reflect on the bonds they forged during the shoot.TWO CREWS – Chris Pine and Casey Affleck share insights into Bernie Webber and Ray Sybert, men who led their respective crews against all odds.WHAT IS YOUR FINEST HOUR? – A Coast Guard member recounts an incredible rescue.THE FINEST INSPIRATION: THE U.S. COAST GUARD Meet the people who put their lives on the line for others.DELETED SCENES:A Desperate IdeaThe Story of How They MetDVDBROTHERHOODTHE FINEST INSPIRATION: THE U.S. COAST GUARD
This DVD really surprised me. I honest had no idea what the story was behind it but I knew it would be good since it was a Walt Disney Studios movie. The movie is about a U.S. Coast Guard rescue from back in the 1950s. It was interesting to see how things were done back then and share that with my children. For example the movie shows how operators used to transfer phone calls and how the boats used to be ran. I liked how the movie has a strong female character who goes out for what she wants and isn’t afraid to step up. Even though I know the ending, I could definitely watch this movie again. It is fascinating to watch and such a great inspirational story.
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