The Finest Hours is the true story of the most daring rescue ever undertaken by the Coast Guard. It's the story of an improbable rescue mission that shows how the worst times can become the finest hours for those who stand up and do what needs to be done.
In anticipation of the arrival of The Finest Hours, Disney has released a behind the scenes featurette highlighting what goes on behind the camera. It offers a new perspective of the movie and its cast. In addition to that, Disney is also making it possible for readers to win a trip to Hawaii.
The Finest Hours Honors the Finest
Before we get to the behind the scenes footage, I want to tell you about this giveaway. The Finest Hours is all about the unwavering determination, heroism, and heart behind the largest and most difficult rescue undertaking in Coast Guard History.
If you have a story of heroism, you could win a trip to Hawaii. Just submit a photo of a person who has shown determination, heart, and a desire to do good by helping you when you needed it to The Finest Hours Tumblr page. Share their story of bravery or courage in 100 words or less, and you could win a trip to Hawaii.
The Finest Hours Featurette
This featurette is a look into the cast and the real Coast Guard heroes that the actors played. I especially appreciate that the folks behind the film made the people who actually accomplished this feat a part of the process. Take a look.
A heroic action-thriller, “The Finest Hours” is the remarkable true story of the most daring rescue mission in the history of the Coast Guard. Presented in Digital 3D™, Real D 3D and IMAX® 3D, the film will transport audiences to the heart of the action, creating a fully-immersive cinematic experience on an epic scale. 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.
Follow The Finest Hours all the Way to the Theater
The Finest Hours will hit theaters everywhere January 29th, 2016. Until then you can keep abreast of everything about the movie by following them on their channels below.
Are you excited to see The Finest Hours?