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Alan Partridge (2013)
"Alan Partridge: Alpha Papa" (original title)

 -  Comedy  -  27 February 2014 (USA)
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When famous DJ Alan Partridge's radio station is taken over by a new media conglomerate, it sets in motion a chain of events which see Alan having to work with the police to defuse a potentially violent siege.

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Pat Farrell
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Alan Partridge / Jason Statham / Jason Bourne / Jason Argonaut
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When famous DJ Alan Partridge's radio station is taken over by a new media conglomerate, it sets in motion a chain of events which see Alan having to work with the police to defuse a potentially violent siege.

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Someone is trying to kill Alan. You'll wish it was you. See more »

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Rated R for language, brief violence and nudity | See all certifications »

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27 February 2014 (USA)  »

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$12,664 (USA) (4 April 2014)

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$152,211 (USA) (16 May 2014)
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The audio automation system used in the studios and OB Truck, is ENCO Presenter. See more »

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When Alan is shot and dribbling down his face, the spit disappears after a quick cut away from him. See more »

Quotes

Alan Partridge: Never, ever criticize Muslims; Christians only and sometimes Jews.
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Featured in Projector: Alan Partridge: Alpha Papa (2013) See more »

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Always On My Mind
Written by Mark James, Wayne Carson Thompson (as Wayne Thompson) and John Christopher Jr.
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Very funny. Won't disappoint Partridge fans
9 August 2013 | by (Birmingham, England) – See all my reviews

As a fan of Alan Partridge I was looking forward to seeing this and I wasn't let down. I'm not sure what people who haven't seen the TV shows will make of it but for fans this is a big treat.

The plot is pretty flimsy but when you have a character like Alan Partridge you really don't need much of one. The jokes and laughs keep flowing and whilst some miss the mark there are plenty of scenes that will have tears running down your face. Some of the old favourites like Lynn and Michael (slightly superfluous in this) are here but this is all about Alan.

It plays like a very long version of an episode but it's face paced enough to never get tedious and the film just flies by. This is a film that can be enjoyed by anyone and may even garner a new generation of Partridge fans.

Alpha Papa is a comedy that actually makes you laugh and is highly recommended.


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