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Summary: Broadcasting live 24/7 from an old tanker anchored in the middle of the North Sea (just beyond British jurisdiction), Radio Rock sends out a vibrant and unifying signal to millions across the nation, ranging in age from wide-eyed pre-teens secretly tuning in long past their bedtimes to everyday people in need of a musical pick-me-up. The Radio Rock roster, overseen by unflappable station owner (and ship’s captain) Quentin, includes a risk-prone American known only as The Count; mystic deejay royalty Gavin; slyly amorous Dave; idiosyncratic New Zealander Angus; the rarely seen Bob; the aptly named Thick Kevin; lovelorn Simon; ladies’ magnet Mark; shy Harold; reporter News John; and lesbian ship’s cook Felicity. One night in 1966, Quentin’s teenaged godson Carl comes aboard. While Carl harbors romantic aspirations that he hopes will be fulfilled during one of the biweekly visits by Radio Rock’s prettiest fans, he also hopes to find out more about his long-absent father. (Focus Features)

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Runtime: 116 min
Rating: Rated R for language, and some sexual content including brief nudity.
Production: Universal Pictures
Genres: Drama, Comedy, Romance, Music
Countries: USA, Germany, UK, France
Language: English
Home Release Date: Apr 13, 2010
Director Credit
Richard Curtis Director
Writer Credit
Richard Curtis Written By
Principal Cast Credit
Bill Nighy Quentin
Nick Frost Doctor Dave
Philip Seymour Hoffman The Count
Cast Credit
Charlie Rowe James
Chris O'Dowd Simple Simon
Ian Mercer Transfer Boatman
Ike Hamilton Harold
Katherine Parkinson Felicity
Lucy Fleming Mrs. Roberts
Michael Hadley Mr. Roberts
Rhys Darby Angus Nutsford
Stephen Moore Prime Minister
Tom Brooke Thick Kevin
Tom Sturridge Little Carl
Will Adamsdale News John
Producer Credit
Debra Hayward Executive Producer
Emma Freud Associate Producer
Eric Fellner Producer
Hilary Bevan Jones Producer
Liza Chasin Executive Producer
Richard Curtis Producer
Ronaldo Vasconcellos Co-Producer
Tim Bevan Producer
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