The Finest Hours is a 2016 American historical disaster drama film directed by Craig Gillespie and produced by Walt Disney Pictures.
The Finest Hours is based on The True Story that happened in 1952, of the U.S. Coast Guard SS Pendleton, Most Daring Sea Rescue by Michael J. Tougias and Casey Sherman after it split apart during a nor’easter off the New England coast.
Bernard “Bernie” Webber, who is a crewman at the Coast Guard station in Chatham, Massachusetts on Cape Cod, falls madly in love with a local girl,named Miriam Pentinen.
so now both of them plan to get married on April 16, but as per Coast Guard regulations, Bernie first get permission from the station’s commander, Daniel Cluff, and on the day he goes to ask permission, Bernie is dispatched to pilot his lifeboat, CG 36500, to rescue the oil tanker, SS Pendleton, which broke in half off the Chatham coast after being caught in a disaster. Bernie takes Andrew Fitzgerald, Ervin Maske, and Richard P. Livesey as his crew and sets out for the rescue.
When Miriam hears about this,she thinks this is a suicide mission. so Miriam goes to the station and urge Cluff to call Bernie back. Cluff refuses, and pushes Miriam out.
Bernie steers CG 36500 to the stricken tanker, even though he loses his compass on the way. later Bernie manages to rescue 32 crewmen in his small boat . Relying on his knowledge of the coast in place of his compass, he turns CG 36500 toward home, but to make it more difficult Chatham loses power. when Miriam and the other townspeople drive their cars to the pier and turn on their headlights to guide Bernie in.
Two months later, Bernie and Miriam get married; they stay together for 58 years until Bernie’s death in 2009. Webber and his crew receive the Gold Lifesaving Medal.
The film stars Chris Pine, Casey Affleck, Ben Foster, Holliday Grainger, John Ortiz, and Eric Bana.
And as talks say it is a well-enacted survival drama with a few TENSE moments, and is all set to be released in Indian cinema houses Tomorrow ie 5th Feb !!!