Pirate Radio

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Rated R: Restricted (Under 17 Requires Accompanying Parent or Adult Guardian) -- Rated R for language, and some sexual content including brief nudity.
Released on:
November 13, 2009  

Previously Announced Release Dates:
August 28, 2009
November 6, 2009

Production Companies:
Working Title Films
Focus Features

Status: Released

This film was Previously Known As:
"The Boat that Rocked"

Philip Seymour Hoffman, Bill Nighy, Rhys Ifans, Nick Frost, Kenneth Branagh, Tom Sturridge, Talulah Riley, January Jones, Emma Thompson, Gemma Arterton, Rhys Darby, Jack Davenport, Tom Wisdom

Director: Richard Curtis

Screenwriter: Richard Curtis

Genre: Comedy
About the film:
Pirate Radio is the high-spirited story of how 8 DJs love affair with Rock n Roll changed the world forever. In the 1960s this group of rouge DJs, on a boat in the middle of the Northern Atlantic, played rock records and broke the law all for the love of music. The songs they played united and defined an entire generation and drove the British government crazy. By playing Rock n Roll they were standing up against the British government who did everything in their power to shut them down. The band of rebels is lead by The Count, played by the Academy Award Winning Philip Seymour Hoffman, Quentin the boss of Radio Rock, Gavin the greatest DJ in Britian, Midnight Mark, Doctor Dave and Young Carl who comes of age amidst the chaos of sex, drugs and rock n roll. The film features an unbelievable selection of music including The Beatles, The Stones, Beach Boys, Dusty Springfield, The Who, Jimi Hendrix, Smokey Robinson, David Bowie, Otis Redding, Cat Stevens just to name a few. The film is laugh out loud funny and speaks to the rock n roll rebel in all of us.
Rated R for language, and some sexual content including brief nudity.
Box Office: Opening weekend: $2.9 mil. (882 theaters) | Domestic Total: $8.02 mil.
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    Eric – YxaphdlnqtadjoisDV
    July 17, 2012 - 22:15
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    folk rock/metal? What the heck does that sound like? Well, If you;re looking for some hdrocare Folk music, then I suggest Don Ross when he's pigeonholed to define his music, he often calls it heavy wood. It's probably not first on your list, but some of his songs are just insane the guy can play the hell out of an acoustic guitar. Check out these songs on youtube: Loaded Leather Moonroof, Michael Michale Michael, Tight Trite Night, Afraid To Dance, Robot Monster, Elevation Music, Dracula and Friends Part One (and Two). Good stuff!

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    Diane Simpson – North East Uk
    March 19, 2009 - 09:35

    Cant wait for this to be released, will remind me of the Tamla Motown days i loved x