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The Boat That Rocked

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6.7
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Original title
The Boat That Rocked (Pirate Radio)
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Running time
129 min.
Country
United Kingdom United Kingdom
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Various
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Genre
Comedy | Radio. 1960s
Synopsis
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. Recently expelled from school, Carl (Tom Sturridge) has been sent by his 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 DJs.

They are led by The Count (Philip Seymour Hoffman)—big, brash, American, god of the airwaves, and totally in love with the music. He's faithfully backed up by his co-broadcasters Dave (Nick Frost)—ironic, intelligent and cruelly funny; Simon (Chris O'Dowd)—super-nice and searching for true love; Midnight Mark (Tom Wisdom)—enigmatic, handsome and man of few words; Wee Small Hours Bob—the late night DJ, whose hobbies are folk music and drugs; Thick Kevin (Tom Brooke)—possessor of the smallest intelligence known to mankind; On-The-Hour John (Will Adamsdale)—the newsreader; and Angus 'The Nut' Nutsford (Rhys Darby)—possibly the most annoying man in Britain.
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The Boat That Rocked
2009
Richard Curtis
6.7
(13,406)
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