About the film
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The Boat That Rocked
Release Date: April 01, 2009
|Slogan||:||«On air. Off shore. Out of control.»|
|Production Companies||:||Universal Pictures, Working Title Films, Medienproduktion Prometheus Filmgesellschaft, Portobello Studios, Tightrope Pictures, StudioCanal|
|Producers||:||Tim Bevan, Eric Fellner, Richard Curtis, Debra Hayward, Liza Chasin, Fiona Weir, Ronaldo Vasconcellos, Hilary Bevan Jones, Emma Freud|
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 radio stations under control, enough to see the passage of the Marine Broadcasting Offences Act on 15 August 1967. Also known as "Pirate Radio".