The Boat That Rocked floats into cinemas today, and while Nick Frost, Bill Nighy, Philip Seymour Hoffman and co take a decent stab at wild DJ antics, there's plenty of movie DJs that could probably have done a better job.
But, for one reason or another, they didn't get invited onboard.
We've compiled a playlist of microphone bellowers Richard Curtis would probably rather see walk the plank than appear in one of his movies.
The DJ: Ralph Waldo “Petey” Greene Jr (Don Cheadle)
The Film: Talk To Me (2007)
Listener Reaction: Mixed. While producer Dewey Hughes (Chiwetel Ejiofor) fights Petey’s Corner, others – such as radio station manager EG Sonderling (Martin Sheen) are less convinced.
But, just as he did in real life, Petey froths up his audience with a blistering mix of civil rights and wild man shtick.
What He’d Bring To The Boat: A cause a little bit more important than the right to play The Kinks.
Why Richard Curtis Wouldn't Let Him Onboard: He's black. Have you seen Notting Hill? (though, to be fair, he did make up for that one earlier this year)
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