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The 1960s mantra "Drugs, sex and rock-and-roll" sets sail aboard a floating radio station strategically positioned in international waters, but close enough to be heard on England's shores. Captained by a DJ known as "The Count" (Philip Seymour Hoffman), the illegally broadcasted radio waves capture both the rebellious heart of UK youth and the attention of the stern and controlling British Government.

MPAA Rating: R for language, and some sexual content including brief nudity.

Why is Pirate Radio rated R?

Official MPAA Rating: Pirate Radio is rated R for for language, and some sexual content including brief nudity.

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This additional information about the movie’s content is taken from the notes of various Canadian Film Classification boards:

Sexual Content:

- Frequent sexual references and innuendo.

- Brief buttock nudity shown in a non-sexual context.

- Brief breast nudity in a photographic context.

- Crude content.

- Embracing and kissing.

- Implied sexual activity.


- Frequent use of the sexual expletive in an non-sexual context.

- Use of profanity, scatological slang, and cursing.

- Limited use of slurs.

Drugs and Alcohol:

- Frequent drug references and depictions of substance abuse and use of illegal drugs.

- Pervasive depictions of smoking.

Pirate Radio
Canadian Movie Ratings
Province Rating Rating Descriptor
British Columbia PG Coarse Language. Nudity.
Alberta 14A Coarse Language.
Manitoba 14A Coarse Language, Tobacco Use/Promotion.
Ontario 14A Coarse Language.
Quebec G
Martimes 14A
Canadian Home Video 14A