Crew Members Say ‘Captain Phillips’ Is A Big Lie

Crew Members Say ‘Captain Phillips’ Is A Big Lie
Maureen Callahan - New York Post

Capt. Richard Phillips, they say, is no hero, and the film is one big lie.

“Phillips wasn’t the big leader like he is in the movie,” says one crew member, who, for legal reasons, spoke with The Post anonymously. He worked very closely with Phillips on the Maersk Alabama and was alarmed by his behavior from the beginning. Phillips, he says, had a bad reputation for at least 12 years prior, known as a sullen and self-righteous captain.

“No one wants to sail with him,” he says.

That’s a bummer if true, but it sure wouldn’t make a very good film.

Also, who knows how what happened affected the thinking of the crew members.