Pirate Radio (2009)
Country: UK, Germany, France
Release Date: 1 April 2009 (UK)
Run Time: 135 min
Genres: Comedy, Drama, Music
Director: Richard Curtis
Writers: Richard Curtis
Stars: Philip Seymour Hoffman, Bill Nighy, Nick Frost
Trivia: A period comedy about an illegal radio station in the North Sea in the 1960s.
"The Boat That Rocked" is an ensemble comedy in which the romance takes place between the young people of the '60s and pop music. It's about a band of rogue DJs that captivated Britain, playing the music that defined a generation and standing up to a government that wanted classical music, and nothing else, on the airwaves. The Count, a big, brash, American god of the airwaves; Quentin, the boss of Radio Rock -- a pirate radio station in the middle of the North Sea that's populated by an eclectic crew of rock and roll DJs; Gavin, the greatest DJ in Britain who has just returned from his drug tour of America to reclaim his rightful position; Dave, an ironic, intelligent and cruelly funny co-broadcaster; and a fearsome British government official out for blood against the drug takers and lawbreakers of a once-great nation.