Rock and roll will live forever - but can it float?
Release Date: Friday, November 13th, 2009 (nationwide)
Pirate Radio is the newest ensemble comedy from filmmaker Richard Curtis (screenwriter of Four Weddings and a Funeral and Notting Hill, and writer/director of Love Actually), spinning the irreverent yet fact-based tale of a seafaring band of rogue rock and roll deejays whose "pirate radio" captivated and inspired 1960s Britain.
Playing the music that rocked a nation and a decade, the group boldly and hilariously defies the government that tries to shut them down.
Broadcasting live 24/7 from an old tanker anchored in the middle of the North Sea (just beyond British jurisdiction), Radio Rock sends out a vibrant and unifying signal to millions across the nation, ranging in age from wide-eyed pre-teens secretly tuning in long past their bedtimes to everyday people in need of a musical pick-me-up.
The Radio Rock roster, overseen by unflappable station owner (and ship's captain) Quentin (Bill Nighy), includes a risk-prone American known only as The Count (Philip Seymour Hoffman); mystic deejay royalty Gavin (Rhys Ifans); slyly amorous Dave (Nick Frost); idiosyncratic New Zealander Angus (Rhys Darby); the rarely seen Bob (Ralph Brown); the aptly named Thick Kevin (Tom Brooke); lovelorn Simon (Chris O'Dowd); ladies' magnet Mark (Tom Wisdom); shy Harold (Ike Hamilton); reporter News John (Will Adamsdale); and lesbian ship's cook Felicity (Katherine Parkinson).
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Photo above: Tom Sturridge, Rhys Darby, Will Adamsdale and Bill Nighy (left to right) star in Richard Curtis' newest ensemble comedy PIRATE RADIO, a Focus Features release. Photo Credit: Alex Bailey.
One night in 1966, Quentin's teenaged godson Carl (Tom Sturridge) comes aboard. While Carl harbors romantic aspirations that he hopes will be fulfilled during one of the biweekly visits by Radio Rock's prettiest fans, he also hopes to find out more about his long-absent father...
Rhys Ifans stars in Richard Curtis' newest ensemble comedy PIRATE RADIO, a Focus Features release. Photo Credit: Alex Bailey.
As the ship sails on and rocks out, what Carl and the freewheeling, free-loving Radio Rock gang don't know is that back in London, landlocked government minister Dormandy (Kenneth Branagh) has embarked on a vehement crusade to silence their signal - permanently.
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To stay afloat and keep their devoted audience plugged in, the crew will have to band together and trust in the power of music like never before.
Focus Features presentation in association with StudioCanal of a Working Title production. Philip Seymour Hoffman, Bill Nighy, Rhys Ifans, Nick Frost, and Kenneth Branagh. Pirate Radio. Music Supervisor, Nick Angel. Chief Make-up and Hair Designer, Christine Blundell. Casting by Fiona Weir. Costume Designer, Joanna Johnston. Editor, Emma E. Hickox, A.C.E. Production Designer, Mark Tildesley. Director of Photography, Danny Cohen, BSC. Associate Producer, Emma Freud. Co-Producer, Ronaldo Vasoncellos. Executive Producers, Richard Curtis, Debra Hayward, Liza Chasin. Produced by Tim Bevan, Eric Fellner, Hilary Bevan Jones. Written and Directed by Richard Curtis. A Focus Features Release.Released by: A Focus Features release of a Focus Features presentation in association with StudioCanal of a Working Title production
MPAA Rating: R (for language, and some sexual content including brief nudity). Running Time: 116 minutes
Cast: Philip Seymour Hoffman, Bill Nighy, Rhys Ifans, Nick Frost, Kenneth Branagh, Tom Sturridge, Rhys Darby, Talulah Riley, January Jones
Written and Directed by: Richard Curtis
Produced by: Tim Bevan, Eric Fellner, Hilary Bevan Jones
Executive Producers: Richard Curtis, Debra Hayward, Liza Chasin
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