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R| 1 hr. 56 min.

Plot Summary
In 1966, BBC radio broadcasts less than an hour of pop music a day, forcing pirate DJs to take up the slack from boats anchored outside British waters. Quentin (Bill Nighy) is the commander of such a pirate station, overseeing a host of seedy, lusty and dope-smoking DJs, including the Count (Philip Seymour Hoffman) and Dave (Nick Frost), who makes it his personal mission to see to it that Quentin's newly arrived godson (Tom Sturridge) loses his virginity.

Cast: Philip Seymour Hoffman , Bill Nighy , Rhys Ifans , Nick Frost , Kenneth Branagh , Tom Sturridge , Chris O'Dowd , Tom Brooke

Director: Richard Curtis

Genres: Comedy

Distributor: Focus Features

Pirate Radio (2009)

Release Date: November 13th, 2009|1 hr. 56 min.

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fan reviews ( 23 )
  • 63
    Peter Travers Rolling Stone

    The boat nearly sinks from character overload, and Curtis brakes when you most want him to gun it. But there’s no denying the comic energy of the cast. show more

  • 75
    Mick LaSalle San Francisco Chronicle

    If you want to know years in advance what old-age nostalgia is going to look like for Baby Boomers, look no further than Pirate Radio, in which the sun always shines, the music is great and the sex is available, guilt-free and glorious. show more

  • 75
    Claudia Puig USA Today

    Classic rock enthusiasts will want to stick around through the end credit sequence, which features an array of album covers. show more

  • December 06, 2011 fredyd45
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    I\'d like to give this movie a 10 thumbs up. It was fun and kept my interest the whole time. I loved it

  • October 03, 2011 bcat79
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    Great Movie, who wouldn\'t like it?

  • April 30, 2011 nf00000000090272
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    FREAKING AMAZING! Funny movie, with AMAZING music! love love love!

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