Pirate Radio

(DVD - 2010 )
Average Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5.
Pirate Radio

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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.
Statement of Responsibility: Universal Pictures ; Focus Features presents in association with Studio Canal ; a Working Title production ; written and directed by Richard Curtis ; produced by Tim Bevan, Eric Fellner, Hilary Bevan Jones ; executive producers, Richard Curtis, Debra Hayward, Liza Chasin ; director of photography, Danny Cohen ; Medienproduktion Prometheus Filmgesellschaft
Title: Pirate radio
Publisher: Universal City, Calif. :, Universal Studios Home Entertainment,, [2010]
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (117 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
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Report This Mar 19, 2014
  • chessiesmom rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Only 4 stars as the movie story line is more of a guy thing. However, the music is wonderful. Haven't heard many of the songs since the 60's, as Oldie stations do not play a lot of them. The story is mostly true. The main discrepancy is that there were MANY of these pirate radio stations. They made money as they sold commercial time. some were even run by Americans, for the money of course.

Report This Mar 19, 2014
  • Popsicletoestoo rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

I loved this but if you watch it make sure you watch the bonus parts especially the dance scene. The music was wonderful! I don't know if the storyline has much truth to it but having lived in that era it was all pretty much believable to me and a great depiction of a special time in history.

Great movie, lots of fun. One of Phillip Seymour Hoffman's unheralded roles as "The Count". Be sure to check out the deleted scenes, especially "the meaning of life". A great scene that should have made the actual movie. Rock and roll!

Report This Jan 31, 2013
  • Anondah rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Such a fun movie! Absolutely, love it. If you like classic rock, particularly British rock, and have an infinite affection toward music, you'll love this movie.

Report This Dec 17, 2012
  • Gary Geiserman rated this: 2 stars out of 5.

Pleasant, but sloppy fun project. Waiting for a real version, which could rock the whole place--smokin' weed in the record library, a la WZBC, kind of thing...all the stories of busting commercial radio in the '60's. Many great tales to be told...

Report This Dec 17, 2012
  • maymers rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Great movie but could not watch the entire thing due to the damaged DVD.

Report This Sep 10, 2012
  • binational rated this: 1 stars out of 5.

Dated. Boring. Yawn.

Report This Aug 06, 2012
  • easter84ba rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

literally, a British Invasion on its own seas! 60's Rock and Roll with the best of GB's celluloid screen!

Worth watching for sure!

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  • ncs1961 rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

ncs1961 thinks this title is suitable for 14 years and over

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  • katd74 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

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