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The 'Real' Captain Phillips

I'm No Captain Stubing

10/11/2013 6:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Captain Richard Phillips -- the real-life HERO behind the Tom Hanks movie "Captain Phillips" -- tells TMZ he wasn't inspired by the "Love Boat" ... 'cause that show SUCKED.

At least, that's what we think he said ... he's got a pretty thick Massachusetts accent.

Here's the deal, CP was at an event in D.C. yesterday and we jokingly asked if he was inspired by the classic '80s TV show.  It sounded like he said, "Not at all. Poor TV in port."

Some people in the office think he said, "In poor" instead of "in port" ... but that wouldn't really make much sense. We've literally been debating this for 10 minutes.

Either way, dude's a hero ... he wasn't a huge "Love Boat" fan and we should all probably see his movie.

It's what Isaac Washington would want ...

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Mikey    

He put peoples lives in danger by putting the boat in dangerous waters where he knew there had been pirate attacks all to save a few hours of travel time.

324 days ago
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Mikey    

He's no hero, he's being sue for $50 million dollars by crew members.


Two pirate attacks and more than 7 warnings went ignored as Phillips captained the Maersk Alabama deep into the danger zone
Claim he boasted he 'wasn't scared of pirates'
Ships told to sail no closer than 680miles from the Somali coast; the Maersk was just 270miles from it when pirates seized it on 8 April 2009
Crew members 'galled' by seeing Phillips feted a hero in Hollywood and the White House


the suits allege both, ‘knowingly, intentionally and wilfully sent their employees into an area where pirates were attaching merchant vessels…exposing their employees to grave danger.

324 days ago
3.

NOT ELMO    

Captain Richard Philips -- The Real-Life HERO Who is Behind The Tom Hanks Movie.................WELL, I THINK "MACHETE KILLS" WILL WIN THIS WEEKEND, SORRY "CAPTAIN PHILLIPS MOVIE" BUT MACHETE KILLS HAS WAY TOO MANY SEXY STARS FOR ME NOT TO GO AND SEE IT...

324 days ago
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Ace    

Didn't they have any drums of hot oil to pour on the pirates as they climbed up the side of the ship.

324 days ago
5.

Mikey    

More like a real-life *******.

324 days ago
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NOT ELMO    

CAPTAIN PHILLIPS MOVIE VS. MACHETE KILLS MOVIE, SO LET'S SEE: CAPTAIN PHILLIPS MOVIE HAS TOM HANKS...........MACHETE KILLS MOVIE HAS AMBER HEARD, MICHELLE RODRIGUEZ, SOFIA VERGARA, LADY GAGA, VANESSA HUDGENS, ALEXA VEGA, ELLE LAMONT, ELECTRA AND ELISE AVELLAN, MARCI MADISON AND JESSICA ALBA..........MACHETE WINS :-)

324 days ago
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Ray In PV    

Just to keep in topic.. he didn't finish his statement.. he said.. "Poor tv and poor...."

324 days ago
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stu    

Dumb ? bout a dumb show. Love Boat & Hotel were gate way shows for has been celebrities. Now it's game shows like Dance W/ The Has Been.

324 days ago
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Ryuga the Dragon Emperor    

Hero? He put people in danger knowing that there were pirate attacks.

324 days ago
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girlshark    

That's a Maine accent not Mass.

324 days ago
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kitnplayn    

YOU ARE ALL A BUNCH OF NIN-COM-POOPS. WHAT IS SAID WAS.....
Not really...poor t.v. in Florida.

324 days ago
12.

Dani    

I'm from Mass., he said, " poor TV and poor...."

324 days ago
13.

rhode    

"Poor tv in port" As in "bad reception" is my take on this.

324 days ago
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Hammer    

The ship equipped with gatlings turning them into swiss cheese before boarding this ship and this would have never happened.

324 days ago
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cyn    

I'm from MA. He is from VT.

324 days ago
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