Pirate Radio

Rated R 129 min. 2009

In 1966 - British pop music's finest era - the BBC played just two hours of rock and roll every week. But, pirate radio played rock and pop from the high seas 24 hours a day. And, 25 million people--over half the population of Britain--listened to the pirates every single day. Government Minister Dormandy is out for the blood of these lawbreakers. In an era when the stuffy corridors of power stifle anything approaching youthful exuberance, Dormandy seizes the chance to score a political goal and The Marine Broadcasting Offences Act is passed in an effort to outlaw the pirates and remove their ghastly influence from the land once and for all. What results is a literal storm on the high seas. With Radio Rock in peril, its devoted fans rally together and stage an epic Dunkirk-style hundred boat rescue to save their DJ heroes. Some things may come to an end, but rock 'n' roll never dies.

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Official Site: www.theboatthatrocked.net

Director: Richard Curtis

Writer: Richard Curtis

Producer: Hilary Bevan Jones

Cast: Rhys Ifans, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Nick Frost, Bill Nighy, January Jones, Kenneth Branagh, Jack Davenport, Tom Sturridge, Rhys Darby and Chris O'Dowd

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