Pirate Radio

Pirate Radio

DVD - 2010
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A rogue band of DJs captivate Britain in the 1960s. The music they play defines a generation and the DJs stand up to a government that, incomprehensibly, preferred jazz. The Count is a big, brash, American god of the airwaves; Quentin is the boss of Radio Rock. Radio rock is a pirate radio station situated in the middle of the North Atlantic that's populated by an eclectic crew of rock and roll DJs that include: Gavin, the greatest DJ in Britain who has just returned from his drug tour of America who wants 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.


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Mar 20, 2021

WHAT A GREAT, FUN MOVIE!!!! Great music from the 60's!

Sep 08, 2020

Such a fun movie, especially the music for those of us who grew up in the 1960s. A great way to take your mind of all the COVID-19 troubles.

JCLPiepieB Sep 21, 2019

This is an immensely fun movie. If you're a fan of British comedy or of rock 'n roll at all, you will enjoy this film. It contains a lot of big British names, including Bill Nighy, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Rhys Ifans, Chris O'Dowd, Katherine Parkinson, Kenneth Branagh, and a few short scenes featuring Emma Thompson. This movie will have you boppin' your head and singing along! And that climatic ending at sea will have you glued to the television screen!

Sep 14, 2019

This film from the makers of "Notting Hill" and "Love Actually" has its moments, but doesn't rise to the same heights.

Sep 12, 2019

For the music alone, no matter when you were born, 5 outta 5 stars; plus the story was solid. Great film.

Jun 30, 2019

A rollicking and ribald period comedy set in the heyday of pirate of radio in the UK, 1966. The main character "Young" Carl is sent to live with this godfather on a pirate radio vessel in an attempt to straighten himself out. The film is set against the backdrop of Great Britain's war on rock'n'roll music, with multiple cut aways to the forgettable antagonists of the film. "Young" Carl serves as the POV for the whole of the film providing the viewer with a comedic view of life amongst the DJs on the vessel. The viewer can expect some bawdy humor, the movie is not very deep, but it is fun. I found myself just shutting off and having a good time with it, definitely worth the laugh.

Apr 19, 2019

Great movie

Franln Jun 12, 2017

Pretty cool movie, great cast, worth a watch.

Jun 03, 2016

Careful attention by viewer is rewarded because every line of dialogue, whether spoken by the radio station people or the government people, is clever and usually hilarious. Well played by all the actors and actresses. Never heard of it when in came out in 2009.

Aug 20, 2015

One of the best music movies I've ever seen! watching the deleted scenes is a must as most (40mins) were for time not content. As for "badgirls" comment, that's like complaining about movies about Hitler portraying him as a sick individual!

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aaa5756 Jun 20, 2014

“Music expresses that which cannot be put into words and that which cannot remain silent”
― Victor Hugo

aaa5756 Jun 20, 2014

“The truth is incontrovertible. Malice may attack it, ignorance may deride it, but in the end, there it is.” -Winston Churchill


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aaa5756 Jun 20, 2014

I enjoyed this Music on the DVD.


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