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The Boat That Rocked (2009)

On air. Off shore. Out of control.

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 radio stations under control, enough to see the passage of the Marine Broadcasting Offences Act on 15 August 1967. Also known as "Pirate Radio".

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Tom Sturridge
as Carl

Philip Seymour Hoffman
as The Count

Rhys Ifans
as Gavin

Bill Nighy
as Quentin

Emma Thompson
as Charlotte

Nick Frost
as Dave

Kenneth Branagh
as Dormandy

January Jones
as Eleonore

Gemma Arterton
as Desiree

Jack Davenport
as Twatt


Mark Tildesley
Production Design

Tim Bevan

Eric Fellner

Richard Curtis

Richard Curtis
Executive Producer

Richard Curtis

Debra Hayward
Executive Producer

Liza Chasin
Executive Producer

Fiona Weir

Ronaldo Vasconcellos

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