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A Hard Day's Night (1964)

Approved | | Comedy, Music, Musical | 7 July 1964 (UK)
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A "typical" day in the life of The Beatles, including many of their famous songs.

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Nominated for 2 Oscars. Another 2 wins & 5 nominations. See more awards »

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The Beatles--the world's most famous rock and roll band--travel from their home town of Liverpool to London to perform in a television broadcast. Along the way they must rescue Paul's unconventional grandfather from various misadventures and drummer Ringo goes missing just before the crucial concert. Written by Jim Beaver <jumblejim@prodigy.net>

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7 July 1964 (UK)  »

Also Known As:

Quatre garçons dans le vent  »

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Budget:

$560,000 (estimated)

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$50,445 (USA) (1 December 2000)

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$515,005 (USA) (18 July 2014)
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Trivia

The Beatles were driven to rehearsals at the Scala Theatre, which used to stand at 21 Tottenham Street, London, just off Tottenham Court Road. After a fire, it was demolished in 1969. See more »

Goofs

The secretary's legs are uncrossed/crossed as she sits on the edge of her boss' desk. See more »

Quotes

Grandfather: It's my considered opinion that you're a bunch of sissies.
John: You're just jealous.
Norm: Leave him alone, Lennon... or I'll tell them all the truth about you.
John: You wouldn't.
Norm: Oh, I would, though.
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Crazy Credits

Derek Guyler is credited as 'Police Inspector' though it is clearly established that he is only a sergeant. See more »

Connections

Featured in Back in the U.S. (2002) See more »

Soundtracks

I'm Happy Just to Dance with You
(1964) (uncredited)
Written by John Lennon and Paul McCartney
Performed by The Beatles
Published by Capitol Records
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The Age of Innocence
22 December 2003 | by (Boston, MA) – See all my reviews

This is it. There has never been and never will be another band like the Beatles. The innocence of the generation is showcased in A Hard Day's Night. The perfect musical for any audience, the Beatles capture a time that can never be repeated. Like 4 childhood friends knowing that the Old can never get them down, they represented everything good and right of the world. They reflected the generation that wanted to be heard. Almost 40 years later, they are still as young as ever. Timeless, beautiful, true. A Hard Day's Night is perfection!


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