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Alan Partridge: Alpha Papa (2013)

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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 & 7 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 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 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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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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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

There is a deleted scene where it turns out the entire film never happened, and was just Alan's vision. However, it is not known if this was an original idea for an ending or just a joke. See more »

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The Chief Constable has a lot more medal ribbons on her uniform than is usual for British police officers. Although ones who are ex-military are entitled to wear medals earned during their previous service, the amount she has still isn't credible, especially for someone who looks so young. See more »

Quotes

Steve Stubbs: Alan! Read my lips. Now, if you jeopardize the safety of any of my men, or any of those hostages inside that building because you've not been listening to me; I will take off this police uniform and I will make you pay for it.
Alan Partridge: You want me to buy your police uniform off you?
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Crazy Credits

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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Referenced in Ministry of Mayhem: Episode dated 19 June 2004 (2004) See more »

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Cash Back!
7 August 2013 | by firefly900See all my reviews

Every die hard Partridge fan will love Alpha Papa. Although as usual the adverts/trailers did show a lot of the funny moments so as they were coming on screen you find yourself thinking & leading in to it.

Partridge has always been brilliant with the one liners and to show so many of them during the trailers was pretty bad form.

Saying that though, it was still great. Great to see Lynn & Micheal again, although there was not much of Micheal in the movie his scenes were still pretty funny.

I went to see it on its first day out in Ireland and so far there's no reviews of the title on IMDb, so im wondering where the low score has come from.

It currently stands at 7.2..... and the visual diarrhea of "This is the End" stands at 7.8... So clearly there is something wrong with the system if any Alan Partridge product rates lower than something written By Seth rogen.

But then again.... that will always be the problem with Alan. It is and he is too intelligent for the masses.

Steve Coogan and Colm Meany played their roles very well, and all in all it was a delight to watch.

Text-book! Back of the net.


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