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Alan Partridge (2013)

Alan Partridge: Alpha Papa (original title)
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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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Storyline

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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Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

$152,211 (USA) (16 May 2014)
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Trivia

The North Norfolk Digital/Shape office was filmed at Brook House in Mitcham, London. In the school where the police are doing the investigation, there is an aerial photo on the wall, this is of that area of Mitcham, although rotated 90 degrees anti-clockwise. The larger map next to it is of Norwich. See more »

Goofs

(at around 52 mins) After Alan says, "To your muster stations, it's Brian Ferry... ahh, that was, that was, yeh, radio gravy!" - Alan takes his headphones off and puts them around his neck, whilst Pat takes his off his headphones and lowers them to his lap. Immediately in the next shot Pat's headphones are around his neck. See more »

Quotes

Alan Partridge: [hiding in a bus' septic tank] Yes, Pat, is it bizarre. It is, and was, a failed escape attempt. A sort of, 'Shit-Shank Redemption', if you will.
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The logo for Alan's radio station, North Norfolk Digital, joins those of the three other production companies in the pre-credits montage. See more »

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References The Shawshank Redemption (1994) See more »

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Felt like a British Anchorman with the constant over the top antics and the make-it- up-as-you-go feel. I really liked it.
11 May 2014 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

"I'm trying to save your head, shoulders, knees and toes." Alan Partridge (Coogan) is a famous DJ who works for a station that has just been bought out. When rumors about firings begin to swirl his friend and co-worker Pat Farrell (Meaney) thinks he is on the list so he does the only reasonable thing, he takes the station hostage. It is up to his friend Alan to defuse the situation, but things don't go as planned. I have never seen him do this character before so I was sure what to expect from this. Almost immediately I was laughing and that continued throughout the movie. There is quite a bit of British humor in this but it is more main stream American then say a Monty Python or Shaun Of The Dead is. Coogan is great in this and I wouldn't hate if they made more movies with this character. The easiest way to describe this is like a British Anchorman with the constant over the top antics and the make-it- up-as-you-go feel. This isn't a movie for everyone but I really thought it was funny and I recommend this. Overall, very funny movie, I really liked it a lot, but again it's not a comedy for everyone. I give this a B+.


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