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Year:
Duration:
135 min | USA:117 min
Genres:
Comedy | Drama | Music
IMDB rate:
7.4
Director:
Richard Curtis
Awards:
1 win & 7 nominations
Details
Country: UK
Release Date: 2009-11-13
Filming Locations: Gambardella's Cafe, Blackheath Standard, London, England, UK
Earnings
Opening Weekend: $2,904,380 (USA) (15 November 2009)
Gross: $7,913,976 (USA) (27 December 2009)
Cast
Actor
Character
Bohdan Poraj
Bohdan Poraj
Pirate Radio
Gemma Arterton
Gemma Arterton
Pirate Radio
Michael Hadley
Mr. Roberts
Charlie Rowe
James
Lucy Fleming
Mrs. Roberts
Philip Seymour Hoffman
The Count
Tom Sturridge
Carl
Ian Mercer
Transfer Boatman
Bill Nighy
Quentin
Will Adamsdale
News John
Tom Brooke
Thick Kevin
Rhys Darby
Angus Nutsford
Nick Frost
Dave
Katherine Parkinson
Felicity
Chris O'Dowd
Simon
Ike Hamilton
Harold
Stephen Moore
Prime Minister
Kenneth Branagh
Sir Alistair Dormandy
Michael Thomas
Sandford
Sinead Matthews
Miss C
Tom Wisdom
Mark
Jack Davenport
Twatt
Ralph Brown
Bob
Rhys Ifans
Gavin
Talulah Riley
Marianne
Olegar Fedoro
Rock Boat Captain
Duncan Foster
Swedish Crewman
January Jones
Elenore
Emma Thompson
Charlotte
Amanda Fairbank-Hynes
Jemima Dormandy
Francesca Longrigg
Mrs. Dormandy
Poppy Delevingne
Model
Sarah Forster
Model
Ocean Moon
Model
Tuuli Shipster
Model
David Sterne
Marianne's Captain
Olivia Llewellyn
Margaret
William Ilkley
Commanding Officer
Edward Hancock
Policeman
Katie Lyons
Angus' Boat Girl
Kirsty Mather
John's Boat Girl
Lana Davidson
Simon's T-Shirt Girl
Tomas Andrisiunas
Swedish Crewman
Guðmundur Auðunsson
Swedish Crewman (as Gudmundur Audunsson)
Kristofer Gummerus
Swedish Crewman (as Kris Gummerus)
Antonia Bernath
Katie, Weather Girl (uncredited)
Caroline Boulton
Stag Night Girl
Elizabeth Conboy
Alice (uncredited)
Giovanna Fletcher
Bridesmaid
Sarah Linda
Model (uncredited)
Heather Pearse
Stag Night Girl
Chrissie Wunna
Model (uncredited)
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Trivia
Dormandy's secretary was originally known as Miss Clitt in early versions but is now only known as Miss C, presumably due to much being made of having two character names doubling as innuendo.
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The scene in which Young Carl sulks about Marianne was originally supposed to be about eight seconds long and contain nothing but Tom Sturridge sitting on a bench and looking sad. Will Adamsdale and Ike Hamilton happened to be there, so Richard Curtis told them to have a go at what they would have done if their friend was in the same situation. He put on 'So Long, Marianne' and they came up with everything that remains in the scene.
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The album Bob grabs at the end is the 1967 record, The 5000 Spirits Or The Layers Of The Onion by Incredible String Band.
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Goofs
When there is an aerial shot, the helicopter is visible in the sea.
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(at around 1 min) In the scene where Angus Nutsford does a drum roll the drum head is a Remo Ebony Ambassador which was not produced in 1966.
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When Rhys Darby's character has been thrown off the boat to 'swim', there is the shadow of a camera on the backs of the crew members who threw him off.
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Quotes
Gavin Cavanagh: Are you doing something dirty? Are you doing something your parents don't know about? Are you breaking the law? Are you breaking the rules?
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Thick Kevin: It's type of bird, but it's wearing a hat. Not so much a hat. Something that's at the top of a coat and attached to the coat and covers the head, but is not a hat.
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Charlotte: Christ, what a dump!
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Faq
Q
A Note Regarding Spoilers
A
The following FAQ entries may contain spoilers. Only the biggest ones (if any) will be covered with spoiler tags. Spoiler tags have been used sparingly in order to make the page more readable.
Q
How much sex, violence, and profanity are in this movie?
A
For detailed information about the amounts and types of (a) sex and nudity, (b) violence and gore, (c) profanity, (d) alcohol, drugs, and smoking, and (e) frightening and intense scenes in this movie, consult the IMDb Parents Guide for this movie. The Parents Guide for The Boat That Rocked can be found here.
Q
Is there anyway to get the entire list of songs played in the movie?
A
The movie contains around 60 tracks, they can be found here with scene descriptions. The movie features a wide selection of music, with bands including Cat Stevens, Rolling Stones, The Box Tops, The Yardbirds, The Kinks, The Hollies, Smokey Robinson, The Seekers, and Leonard Cohen. Enjoy.
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Photos from cast
Bohdan Poraj Tom Price Gemma Arterton