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 stations under control, enough to see the passage of the Marine Broadcasting Offences Act on 15 August 1967
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 Boat That Rocked” is an ensemble comedy in which the romance takes place between the young people of the ’60s and pop music. It’s about 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 Count, a big, brash, American god of the airwaves; Quentin, the boss of Radio Rock — a pirate radio station in the middle of the North Sea that’s populated by an eclectic crew of rock and roll DJs; Gavin, the greatest DJ in Britain who has just returned from his drug tour of America 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. Written by Production office
|Tagline:||On air. Off shore. Out of control.|
|Cast:||Bill Nighy, Charlie Rowe, Chris O’Dowd, David Sterne, Emma Thompson, Francesca Longrigg, Gemma Arterton, Ian Mercer, Ike Hamilton, Jack Davenport, January Jones, Katherine Parkinson, Katie Lyons, Kenneth Branagh, Lucy Fleming, Michael Hadley, Nick Frost, Olivia Llewellyn, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Poppy Delevingne, Ralph Brown, Rhys Darby, Rhys Ifans, Sinead Matthews, Talulah Riley, Tom Brooke, Tom Sturridge, Tom Wisdom, Will Adamsdale, William Ilkley|
|Country:||France, Germany, United Kingdom|