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 album Bob grabs at the end is the 1967 record, "The 5000 Spirits Or The Layers Of The Onion" by Incredible String Band.
She likes the bearded man...
Dave: With a tiny knob...
In the Christmas scene at the government minister's house, the minister's daughter offers Twatt a mince pie. A mince pie can be clearly seen already on his plate and when he accepts the (apparently second) the other has vanished.
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.
US distributor, Universal have chosen to re-title the film as "Pirate Radio" and release it under Focus Features in US territories. This new version will be edited for length by director Richard Curtis after some European reviewers cited its 135 minute running time as a factor in its diminished success.
£1,804,773 (UK) (5 April 2009)
$7,994,115 (USA) (1 January 2010)
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