R | | Comedy, Drama, Music
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 scene in which Young Carl sulks about Marianne was originally supposed to be about eight seconds long and contain nothing but Tom Sturridge sitting on a bench and looking sad. Will Adamsdale and Ike Hamilton happened to be there, so Richard Curtis told them to have a go at what they would have ... ...
Arrhh, Jesus, I don't even like Simon! Fucking cry-baby!
In one scene, two characters are speaking in one compartment of the ship. Lights hanging from the ceiling are noticeably rocking, because of the motion of the ship in large waves. The two characters move to an adjacent compartment of the ship, in which a rousing game of foosball is underway. Presumably, a game of foosball on a ship rocking in a heavy seaway would be futile.
This film is dedicated to all who worked and broadcast on the pirate stations - all those wonderful years, all day and all of the night.
£1,804,773 (UK) (5 April 2009)
$7,994,115 (USA) (1 January 2010)
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