Disney Pictures won’t release The Finest Hours on the big screen until January 29, 2016 — but you can enjoy the trailer now and gaze at its epic waves of promise. The film is based on a true story that depicts one of the greatest small boat rescues in the Coast Guard’s history.
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, which was literally ripped in half, trapping more than 30 sailors inside its rapidly-sinking stern.
As the senior officer on board, first assistant engineer Ray Sybert (Casey Affleck) soon realizes it is up to him to take charge of the frightened crew and inspire the men to set aside their differences and work together to ride out one of the worst storms to ever hit the East Coast.
Meanwhile, as word of the disaster reaches the U.S. Coast Guard station in Chatham, Massachusetts, Warrant Officer Daniel Cluff (Eric Bana) orders a daring operation to rescue the stranded men. Despite overwhelming odds, four men, led by Coast Guard Captain Bernie Webber (Chris Pine), set out in a wooden lifeboat with an ill-equipped engine and little, if any, means of navigation, facing frigid temperatures, 60-foot high waves and hurricane-force winds.
Of course now that we’ve seen this amazing trailer we want it to be out now so we can watch it! If you liked the movie Perfect Storm, you will most likely appreciate this film as well. Keep a watch out for more on this release as we get closer and closer to its release.