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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Chris Foggin

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Cast

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
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Storyline

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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When you find your voice, you discover the perfect catch. See more »

Genres:

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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Trivia

The man who parks his car where the tide comes in is Nathan Outlaw, 2 Michelin star chef, who has a restaurant in Port Isaac See more »

Goofs

When the group sings "What Shall We Do With The Drunken Sailor" in a pub, a wide shot outside the pub at the start of the scene features a bus passing by featuring an advert for "The Grinch" (2018), despite the fact the film is set in 2010. See more »

Quotes

Jago: But put on a pair of shades...
[he puts on his sunglasses]
Jago: ...and I'm Bonio.
Leadville: It's Bono, you pillock.
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Crazy Credits

The closing credits have some photographs of the real band members, and some "what happened to. . . ." notes. See more »

Connections

Featured in Projector: Fisherman's Friends (2019) See more »

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An Enjoyable Feel Good Movie
17 March 2019 | by sealswheelsSee all my reviews

We were looking for a film to watch at the local cinema, read the overview and thought we would give this one a go. It pretty much turned out exactly as we expected - Not a 10 out of 10 film, but a feel good movie that was well worth watching. I wont go into details and risk a spoiler but it is a good mix of drama and comedy. Plenty of laughs, a bit of romance and a nice story that is based on real life events. If you fancy a night out with a movie that's entertaining and an easy watch give Fishermans Friends a go.


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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

15 March 2019 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Fisherman's Friends See more »

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Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$11,576,847
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