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Pirate Radio


Nov 13, 2009

Latest Home Video

Apr 13, 2010

MPAA Rating



Richard Curtis


Philip Seymour Hoffman
Bill Nighy
Nick Frost


2009 Focus Features

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We do not have a full review for this movie because it is rated R in the US and we usually only review G, PG, and PG-13 movies. However we do have details about the content you can expect to see in this movie in the "Content Details" section below.


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.

Content Details

Why Is Pirate Radio Rated R?

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

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Here is additional information on sex, violence and profanity in Pirate Radio...

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.

Extra info about this movie

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 Viewing Alternatives

Here are some ideas for home video titles that are related to Pirate Radio.

Established norms are rocked by music and dance in the movies Mr. Holland’s Opus and Hairspray. The documentary Standing in the Shadows of Motown examines why fame eludes a group of very talent musicians. The power of music to create change is explored in the documentary The Singing Revolution.

Canadian Movie Ratings

PG Coarse Language. Nudity.
AB 14A Coarse Language.
MB 14A Coarse Language, Tobacco Use/Promotion.
ON 14A Coarse Language.

Canadian Home Video Rating: 14A

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Details on home video releases of Pirate Radio...

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

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