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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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Side Kick Simon
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Greg Frampton
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Angela Ashbourne
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Radio DJ Alan Partridge is facing uncertain times with his radio station being taken over by a corporate conglomerate. He makes things worse when he talks down a colleague after a promise to talk him up. The colleague handles things badly and takes the radio station into his own hands, literally, by taking them all hostage. Envisioning all his action heroes in his head, Alan is going to save the day by becoming a go-between for the Scotland Yard. His method though will put himself and others in harm's way because Alan Partridge just can't keep his mouth shut. Written by Anne Campbell

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On air. Under siege. Out of chat? 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 drops his driving gloves on the way out of the board meeting, the way they're arranged on the floor changes between shots. See more »

Quotes

Police Officer: Identify yourself!
Alan Partridge: Alan Partridge! Who the f- Alan Partridge! You know who I am, I've not been off TV for that long! Identify yourself.
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References Locked Up Abroad (2007) See more »

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Couldn't Get it Right
Written by Colin Cooper, John Cuffley, Peter Haycock, Derek Holt & Richard Jones
Performed by Climax Blues Band
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Big fan, ready to be let down.
7 August 2013 | by See all my reviews

Im a big Partridge fan, but i went into this ready to be disappointed. So i got up early, went to an 11:30 showing in a town an hours travel away and sat in a cinema that was basically empty.

I did not stop laughing once. I was literally tittering every time Alan so much as breathed (through his nose). The plot was a little underwhelming, the antagonist wasn't very antagonising, and really, the only funny character was Alan. In the series, i always thought the supporting cast were quite funny, especially Michael, but in this adaption, Alan was the only one getting laughs.

But, this film is definitely a solid 8 for me. I'd watch this along with the rest of the series.

Title is still rubbish though.


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