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Fisherman's Friends (2019)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Drama, Family | 15 March 2019 (UK)
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Ten fisherman from Cornwall are signed by Universal Records and achieve a top ten hit with their debut album of Sea Shanties.


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Cast overview, first billed only:
James Purefoy ... Jim
Meadow Nobrega Meadow Nobrega ... Tamsyn
David Hayman ... Jago
Maggie Steed ... Maggie
Sam Swainsbury ... Rowan
Dave Johns ... Leadville
Daniel Mays ... Danny
Noel Clarke ... Troy
Christian Brassington ... Henry
Vahid Gold ... Driss
Tuppence Middleton ... Alwyn
Mae Voogd Mae Voogd ... Sally
Yuna Shin ... Tourist
Ken Drury Ken Drury ... Solicitor
Nathan Outlaw Nathan Outlaw ... Car Owner


A fast living, cynical London music executive (Daniel Mays) heads to a remote Cornish village on a stag weekend where he's pranked by his boss (Noel Clarke) into trying to sign a group of shanty singing fishermen (led by James Purefoy). He becomes the ultimate "fish out of water" as he struggles to gain the respect or enthusiasm of the unlikely boy band and their families (including Tuppence Middleton) who value friendship and community over fame and fortune. As he's drawn deeper into the traditional way of life he's forced to reevaluate his own integrity and ultimately question what success really means.

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He was a fish out of water, but to get them on board he'll need to change his tune. See more »


Comedy | Drama | Family | Music

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for some strong language, and suggestive references | See all certifications »

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Did You Know?


In 2013, a heavy steel door fell while the band was at a venue in Guildford, killing tour manager Paul McMullen and singer Trevor Grills See more »


Scenes show journeys to/from London crossing the A38 Tamar Bridge en-route to Port Issac. This is not the logical route for this journey as the A30 over Bodmin Moor is the direct route. See more »


Danny: No, I'm not here to hurt anyone, Jim.
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Crazy Credits

At the beginning of the end credits - 'For our friends Trevor and Paul'. This refers to Fisherman's Friends singer Trevor Grills and tour manager Paul McMullen who both died following an accident in February 2013 at a concert in Guildford, Surrey. See more »


Featured in Good Morning Britain: Episode dated 7 March 2019 (2019) See more »

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A good film that's enjoyable and easy to watch, with plenty of fun sea shanties and sailor humour..
15 March 2019 | by sbweightmanSee all my reviews

It's a good film that is enjoyable and easy to watch, but it doesn't really do anything to stand out. The characters are likable and story is told well with a good representation of the lives of the fishermen and their journey to fame, but the drama at the end doesn't quite feel right. Predictable, but the sea shanties are fun to listen to and the humour is as you'd expect.

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15 March 2019 (UK) See more »

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