Pirate Radio

Pirate Radio

  • R
  • 2009
  • 116 min
  • Germany, UK
  • comedy, drama, music

The Boat that Rocked is an ensemble comedy, where the romance is between the young people of the 60s, and pop music. It's about a band of DJs that captivate Britain, playing the music that defines a generation and standing up to a government that wanted control of popular culture via the British Broadcasting Corporation. Loosely based on the events in Britain in the 60's when the Labour government of Harold Wilson, wanted to bring the pirate stations under control, enough to see the passage of the Marine Broadcasting Offences Act on 15 August 1967

Director: Richard Curtis

Screenwriter: Richard Curtis

Stars: Tom Sturridge, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Rhys Ifans

The good cast and rollicking soundtrack eventually drown when this comic homage to pirate radio loses its quippy steam.


Main Cast


Producer: , Tim Bevan, Eric Fellner, Ronaldo Vasconcellos, Emma Freud

Editor: Emma E. Hickox

Casting: Fiona Weir

Director Of Photography: Danny Cohen

Executive Producer: Liza Chasin, Richard Curtis, Debra Hayward

Production Design: Mark Tildesley


Original Title: The Boat That Rocked

Tagline: On air. Off shore. Out of control.

Genres: comedy, drama, music

Certificate: R


Year: 2009

Runtime: 116 min

Country: Germany, UK, France

Language: English

Color: Color

Aspect Ratio: 2.35 : 1