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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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6 exciting new songs! (Posters). See more »

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Comedy | Music | Musical

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7 July 1964 (UK)  »

Also Known As:

Quatre garçons dans le vent  »

Box Office

Budget:

$560,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

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$515,005 (USA) (18 July 2014)
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1.75 : 1
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Trivia

The movie's working title was "The Beatles", then "Beatlemania", until Ringo Starr, who was exhausted after a long day, coined the phrase "a hard day's night" that was accepted by the studio. See more »

Goofs

When the businessman sits next to John, he puts the armrest down, but just before he puts it down, they show John, and the armrest is already down. See more »

Quotes

[George has been mistaken for a teen model]
Simon Marshall: We'd like you to give us your opinion on some clothes for teenagers.
George: Oh, by all means. I'd be quite prepared for that eventuality.
Simon Marshall: Well, not your REAL opinion, naturally. It'll be written out for you, and you'll learn it. Can you read?
George: 'Course I can.
Simon Marshall: I mean LINES, ducky. Can you handle lines?
George: Well, I'll have a bash.
Simon Marshall: Good. Give him whatever it is they drink, uh, coke-a-rama?
George: Ta.
Simon Marshall: Well, at least he's polite. Show him the shirts, Adrian.
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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

Referenced in Steve Jobs (2015) See more »

Soundtracks

And I Love Her
(1964) (uncredited)
Written by Paul McCartney. usually credited to 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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