Pirate Radio parents guide

Pirate Radio

Release date November 13, 2009

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.

Why is Pirate Radio rated R? The MPAA rated Pirate Radio R for language, and some sexual content including brief nudity.

Pirate Radio
Rating & Content Info

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Why is Pirate Radio rated R? Pirate Radio is rated R by the MPAA for language, and some sexual content including brief nudity.

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.

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Pirate Radio
Canadian Movie Rating Info
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

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Cast and Crew

Pirate Radio is directed by Richard Curtis and stars Philip Seymour Hoffman, Bill Nighy, Nick Frost.

A real radio ship did illegally broadcasted off the coast of Britain during the 1960, but their programming was more benign and their purpose more commercial. Click here to learn more about Radio Caroline.

Home Video

The most recent home video release of Pirate Radio movie is April 13, 2010. Here are some details…

Pirate Radio releases to DVD and Blu-ray on April 13, 2010.

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