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The Boat That Rocked

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Recently expelled from school, Carl has been sent by his jet-set mother to find some direction in life by visiting his godfather Quentin. However, Quentin is the boss of Radio Rock, a pirate radio station in the middle of the North Sea, populated by an eclectic crew of rock 'n' roll DJ's. They are led by The Count, big, brash, American, a god of the airwaves, and totally in love with the music. He's faithfully backed up by his co-broadcasters Dave, Simon, Midnight Mark, Wee Small Hours Bob, Thick Kevin, On The Hour John, and Angus 'The Nut' Nutsford.

However, pirate stations have come to the attention of an establishment that's out for blood against the drug takers, lawbreakers and bottom-bashing fornications of a once great nation. In an era when the stuffy corridors of power stifle anything approaching youthful exuberance, pirate radio becomes Public Enemy Number 1.


Type of film
Richard Curtis
Debra Hayward, Liza Chasin
Debra Hayward, Liza Chasin
Emma Hickox
Richard Curtis
Director of Photography
Danny Cohen
Production Designer
Mark Tildesley
Principal Cast
Philip Seymour Hoffman, Bill Nighy, Rhys Ifans, Nick Frost, Kenneth Branagh


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Last updated 13th March 2009

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