Pirate Radio


2h 15m 2009

Brief Synopsis

In Britain 1966 recently expelled student, Carl 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-and-roll deejays. Li

Film Details

Also Known As
Boat that Rocked, The, Good Morning England, I Love Radio Rock, Radio Rock Revolution
MPAA Rating
R
Genre
Comedy
Foreign
Music
Period
Romance
Release Date
2009
Distribution Company
Focus Features
Location
London, England, United Kingdom

Technical Specs

Duration
2h 15m

Synopsis

In Britain 1966 recently expelled student, Carl 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-and-roll deejays. Life on the North Sea is eventful. Carl discovers the opposite sex and who his real father is. Meanwhile, pirate stations have come to the attention of government minister Dormand, who is out for the blood of these lawbreakers. In an era when the stuffy corridors of power stifle anything approaching youthful exuberance, Dormand seizes the chance to score a political goal, and The Marine Broadcasting Offences Act is passed in an effort to outlaw the pirates and to 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 deejay heroes. Some things may come to an end, but rock and roll never dies.

Crew

David Abbott

Carpenter

Kevin Adams

Digital Effects Artist

Sabbir Ahmed

Accounting Assistant

Joe Alexander

Loader

Jennifer Alford

Costumes

Herb Alpert

Song Performer

Tash Amis

Assistant

Phil Anderson-hanney

Coordinator

Chris Andrews

Song

Nick Angel

Music Supervisor

Alex Arben

Driver

Dafydd Archard

Sound

Dan Arnold

Craft Service

John Arnold

Grip

Martin Asbury

Storyboard Artist

Tony Asher

Song

Oliver Atherton

Digital Effects Artist

Ruth Atkinson

Script Supervisor

Ameenah Ayub

Clearance Coordinator

Burt Bacharach

Song

Stuart Bagshaw

Foley Editor

Alex Bailey

Photography

Clint Bailey

Stunt Coordinator

Daren Bailey

Coordinator

Katie Bailey

Assistant Production Coordinator

Michael Bailey

Production

Ben Baker

Film Lab

Fiona Baldwin

Assistant

Roland Ballard

Assistant Production Coordinator

Darek Baluka

Driver

John Barbata

Song

Abigail Barbier

Adr Voice Casting

Pete Bardsley

Location Assistant

Waseem Barlas

Driver

Judy Barr

Digital Effects Artist

Camilla Bartholomew

Costumes

Toby Barton

Assistant

Jon Bates

Props

Keith Batterbee

Rigging Electrician

Tony Bean

Coordinator

Robin Beard

Digital Effects Artist

Jeff Beck

Song Performer

Susanne Becker

Digital Effects Artist

Shannon Belacastro

Choreographer

Andy Bennett

Stunt Performer

Danielle Bennett

Set Production Assistant

Guy Bennett

Grip

Erica Bensly

Unit Manager

James Benson

Animation Director

Nick Benson

Transportation

Mat Bergel

Props

Andrew Bernard

Song

Bert Berns

Song

Oscar Beuselinck

Assistant Director

Tim Bevan

Producer

James Biddle

Production Manager

Gary Birmingham

Transportation Captain

Litza Bixler

Choreographer

Don Black

Song

Nick Blake

Production Assistant

Owen Bleasdale

Foley Recordist

Tamana Bleasdale

Assistant Director

Christine Blundell

Makeup Designer

Jamie Bolton

Accountant

Rachel Boot

Sound

David Bowie

Song Performer

David Bowie

Song

Matthew Boyd

Stand-In

Jeremy Braben

Director Of Photography

Allan Bradshaw

Driver

Richard Bradshaw

Stunt Performer

Paul Brannan

Animation Director

Jamie Briens

Animation Director

Oliver Brierley

Adr Mixer

Richard Briscoe

Visual Effects Supervisor

Lennox Brisport

Driver

Nicola Brodie

Visual Effects

Gary Brooker

Song

James Brooker

Props

Pete Brown

Song

Tom Brown

Art Director

Jack Bruce

Song

Dean Budd

Construction

Jason Bulley

Camera Focus Puller

Chris Burdon

Sound Re-Recording Mixer

Andy Burrows

Film Lab

Paul Burton

Animation Director

Tom Burton

Digital Effects Artist

Bruce Butterworth

Production

Peter Byrne

Camera Focus Puller

Simon Bysshe

Sound

David Cadwallader

Grip

Bruce Cain

Stunt Performer

Robert Cann

Carpenter

Jon Capleton

Modelmaker

Dominic Capon

Set Decorator

Keith Carey

Rigging Electrician

Abi Catto

Camera Trainee

Christina Chandler

Propman

Dan Channing-williams

Assistant Director

Helen Chapman

Stand-In

Liza Chasin

Executive Producer

Irene Chawko

Script Supervisor

Peter Chiang

Consultant

Nick Chopping

Stunt Performer

Andy Clark

Driver

Richard Clarke

Cg Supervisor

Richard Clarke

Animation Director

Roy Clarke

Driver

Suzanne Clegg

Script Supervisor

Shaun Cobley

Camera Focus Puller

Diarmuid Coghlan

Accounting Assistant

Danny Cohen

Director Of Photography

Leonard Cohen

Song Performer

Leonard Cohen

Song

Debbi Coleman

Digital Effects

John Colley

Gaffer

Ben Collins

Assistant Art Director

James Collins

Assistant Art Director

Richard Conway

Special Effects Supervisor

Sam Conway

Special Effects Technician

Stephen Conway

Props

Douglas Cooper

Sound Re-Recording Mixer

Guy Cope

Rigging Electrician

Rosario Coppola

Seamstress Supervisor

John Cornwall

Driver

Will Correia

Visual Effects

Steve Costello

Electrician

Alastair Crawford

Digital Effects Artist

Ian Creed

Coordinator

Bob Crewe

Song

David Crossman

Costume Supervisor

Barry Cullinane

Caterer

Nick Cunningham

Choreographer

Richard Curtis

Executive Producer

Richard Curtis

Screenplay

Jeff Dalmaine

Rerecording

Alistair Darby

Digital Effects Artist

Hal David

Song

Quentin Davies

Propman

Max Decroix

Animation Director

Nick Del-molino

Sound

Cavin Dempsey

Carpenter

Nazmeen Dhansey

Accounting Assistant

Anna Dick

Assistant Editor

Chloe Dorigan

Assistant

Paul Ducker

Visual Effects

Peter Duffey

Carpenter

Jason Dully

Loader

Katrina Dunn

Art Department

Piers Dunn

Assistant Location Manager

Renai Dwyer

Driver

Mark Dyer

Stunts

Tim Easthill

Finance Manager

Jamie Edgell

Stunt Coordinator

Edward Elgar

Song

Lorraine Ellison

Song Performer

Louis Elman

Adr Voice Casting

Steve Emerson

Stunt Performer

Rick English

Stunt Performer

Scott English

Song

Daniel Essex

Grip

Arwell Evans

Art Director

Glyn Evans

Painter

Huw J. Evans

Animation Director

Ian Evans

Pilot

Mark Evans

Gaffer

Steve Evans

Driver

Wes Farrell

Song

Andy Feery

Animation Director

Eric Fellner

Producer

Alice Felton

Assistant Set Decorator

Simon Firsht

Sound Engineer

George Fischoff

Song

Matthew Fisher

Song

Jaime Fletcher

Electrician

Simon Fogg

Grip

Dean Forster

Stunt Performer

Kevin Fowler

Production

Tim Fraser

Sound Recordist

Emma Freud

Script Supervisor

Emma Freud

Associate Producer

Emma Freud

Unit Director

Andy Frewin

Carpenter

Eamon Fullen

Stunts

Charmaine Fuller

Wardrobe Supervisor

Ciara Gaffney

Script Coordinator

Jonathan Gallagher

Rotoscope Animator

Bob Gaudio

Song

Alex Georgiou

Security

Simon Gershon

Sound Designer

Adam Gillham

Photography

Rob Gilmour

Loader

Adam Glasman

Colorist

Peter Gleaves

Adr Mixer

Stuart Godfrey

Grip

Richard Gomes

Animation Director

Alan Gooch

Painter

Mark Goodman

Production

Graham Gouldman

Song

Film Details

Also Known As
Boat that Rocked, The, Good Morning England, I Love Radio Rock, Radio Rock Revolution
MPAA Rating
R
Genre
Comedy
Foreign
Music
Period
Romance
Release Date
2009
Distribution Company
Focus Features
Location
London, England, United Kingdom

Technical Specs

Duration
2h 15m

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Released in United States Fall November 13, 2009

Released in United States on Video April 13, 2010

Released in United States July 2009

Shown at Karlovy Vary International Film Festival (Official Selection - Out of Competition) July 3-11, 2009.

Released in United States Fall November 13, 2009

Released in United States on Video April 13, 2010

Released in United States July 2009 (Shown at Karlovy Vary International Film Festival (Official Selection - Out of Competition) July 3-11, 2009.)