An interview with merchant marine captain Richard Phillips, played by Tom Hanks in the upcoming movie “Captain Phillips,” who has returned to the sea four years after his rescue from the hands of Somali pirates. The April 2009 incident made international headlines—and turned Phillips into a folk hero. With the movie in wide release, the questions are coming at Phillips hard and fast. How does it feel to see his ordeal—he spent five days in a lifeboat with four heavily armed and often desperate pirates—given blockbuster movie treatment? How faithfully does the film portray what really happened? If Phillips doesn't consider his actions heroic, why not? Any signs of post-traumatic stress disorder? What about lawsuits by former crew members? Full story for BostonGlobe.com subscribers.
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