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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.

Director:

Declan Lowney

Writers:

Neil Gibbons (screenplay), Rob Gibbons (screenplay) | 7 more credits »
2 wins & 6 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Colm Meaney ... Pat Farrell
Steve Coogan ... Alan Partridge / Jason Statham / Jason Bourne / Jason Argonaut
Tim Key ... Side Kick Simon
Karl Theobald ... Greg Frampton
Nigel Lindsay ... Jason Tresswell
Felicity Montagu ... Lynn Benfield
Dustin Demri-Burns ... Danny Sinclair
Molly Seymour Molly Seymour ... Danny's Posse
Adam Langstaff Adam Langstaff ... Danny's Posse
Aaron Heffernan ... Danny's Posse
Simon Greenall Simon Greenall ... Michael
Phil Cornwell ... Dave Clifton
Monica Dolan ... Angela Ashbourne
Kieran Hodgson Kieran Hodgson ... Exec
Elizabeth Berrington ... Bettie
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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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Taglines:

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

Genres:

Action | Comedy | Crime

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Official Sites:

Official Facebook | Official Site

Country:

UK | France

Language:

English

Release Date:

27 February 2014 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Alan Partridge See more »

Filming Locations:

Norwich, Norfolk, England, UK See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$3,372,132 (United Kingdom), 9 August 2013, Limited Release

Opening Weekend USA:

$12,664, 6 April 2014, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$152,211, 16 May 2014
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The film features a joke reference to an ex-drummer of the notoriously "uncool" 1980s rock band Marillion. The band were made aware of this and members were invited to the Leicester Square premiere of the film. The band's original drummer, Mick Pointer, was fired after their first album due to his limited technical abilities and they had a total of five drummers in the space of a year between their first two albums. The film does not make clear which of these drummers the character is supposed to be. The band were quoted: "We know Marillion are seen as 'uncool' but we were delighted to be a part of it." See more »

Goofs

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

Alan Partridge: I would've taken it off sooner, but I was having a fascinating conversation with the proud father of Norfolk's most sun-tanned child... just passed his details on to the social services...
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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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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 cosmo_tigerSee 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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