The Finest Hours

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On February 8, 1952,  a massive storm splits the SS Pendleton in two, trapping more than thirty sailors inside the tanker’s sinking stern. Engineer Ray Sybert (Casey Affleck) bravely takes charge to organize the situation for his fellow survivors. As word of the disaster reaches the Coast Guard in Chatham, Mass., Chief Warrant Officer Daniel Cluff (Eric Bana) orders a daring rescue mission. Despite the ferocious weather, coxswain Bernie Webber (Chris Pine) takes three men on a lifeboat to try to save the crew against impossible odds.

Based on the remarkable true story of the most daring Coast Guard rescue in history, The Finest Hours boasts fantastic special effects and features inspirational themes of courage, sacrifice, and redemption. Below are a few discussion starters and questions for consideration to reflect on after seeing the film.