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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Franln Jun 12, 2017

Pretty cool movie, great cast, worth a watch.

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MT60
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.

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bearslapper
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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ownedbydoxies
Jan 14, 2015

Great music! The plot is a little on the goofy side, but it is based on certain facts from the 60's. Anyway, it was a fun one to watch.

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lilyofthevalley3
Jan 05, 2015

Loved the casting. Really funny movie!

aaa5756 Jun 20, 2014

This DVD movie was entertaining and interesting but not one of my favorite for this year. Not too bad---good performance.

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badgirls
Jun 17, 2014

Oh gawd-did they really think it was funny making rape jokes, unzipping their pants etc. live on radio back then?
"Pirate Radio" needs to walk the plank.

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Libraryman1_0
May 16, 2014

Fun, well meaning and thought out story of a group of DJs whose music tastes arent exactly suited to those of the stuffy British Government. One thing this movie has is a lot of heart and soul and is one of those stories you really get into as you watch. Enjoyable, especially for those who loved the 60's and oldies music. Another film of this nature is FM.

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RonNasty64
Apr 28, 2014

Similar coming of age piece to "Almost Famous" which also featured a great soundtrack and PSH. I'd like to get a hold of the unreleased soundtrack, as there was way more music in the film than contained in the CD soundtrack.

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chessiesmom
Mar 19, 2014

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.

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Jan 15, 2014

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May 03, 2011

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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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