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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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Taglines:

On air. Under siege. Out of chat? 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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Details

Official Sites:

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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. 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: Get rid of her, Lynn, she's a drunk and a racist! I'll tolerate one, but not both.
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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 »

Connections

References Jason and the Argonauts (1963) See more »

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Performed by Climax Blues Band
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Big fan, ready to be let down.
7 August 2013 | by jmclarke69See 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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