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

  1. Richard Curtis

    Director, Writer

Top Billed Cast

  1. Tom Sturridge

    Tom Sturridge


  2. Philip Seymour Hoffman

    Philip Seymour Hoffman

    Le Comte

  3. Rhys Ifans

    Rhys Ifans


  4. Bill Nighy

    Bill Nighy


  5. Emma Thompson

    Emma Thompson


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The Boat That Rocked
The Boat That Rocked



Status Released

Release Information

  • November 13, 2009


    Under 17 requires accompanying parent or adult guardian 21 or older. The parent/guardian is required to stay with the child under 17 through the entire movie, even if the parent gives the child/teenager permission to see the film alone. These films may contain strong profanity, graphic sexuality, nudity, strong violence, horror, gore, and strong drug use. A movie rated R for profanity often has more severe or frequent language than the PG-13 rating would permit. An R-rated movie may have more blood, gore, drug use, nudity, or graphic sexuality than a PG-13 movie would admit.

Original Language English

Runtime 1h 56m

Budget $50,000,000.00

Revenue $36,348,784.00

Homepage http://www.theboatthatrocked.net/



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