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
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A young Phil Collins appeared in the audience during the "You Can't Do That" number though the sequence was cut from the film. See more »
During "She Loves You" where Paul's Grandfather rises onto the stage there is alternatively a microphone stand and a floor panel askew. The elevator platform is black when it rises, but later we see both the skewed panel and a mike stand in the same place. See more »
[to Grandpa as he sulks]
Don't worry son, we'll get you the best lawyer green stamps can buy.
Oh ho, it's a laugh a line with Lennon!
Anyway, it's your fault.
Why not you?
[pause, he looks around baggage holding, pats the dog next to him]
God, it's depressing in here, isn't it? Funny. They usually reckon dogs more than people in England. You'd expect something more palatial.
[turns back to Paul]
Let's do something then.
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The opening credits are superimposed over the action. The Beatles are running from a mob of fans while the title track plays. See more »
Classic cinema verite has the Fab Four going hither and thither, accompanied by Paul's "very clean" grandfather John (Wilfrid Brambell). Naturally, it wouldn't be a Beatles movie without their music. And the music always fits the scene (unlike so many musicals). My favorite scene was on the train where John, Paul, George and Ringo meet a middle-aged man, and...well, let's just say that it did a really funny job showing the generation gap. In short, you can always count on the Beatles to do something great, as every one of their songs showed. They may have had a "hard" time making this movie, but they would have to agree that it was worth it; people could easily spend "days" and "nights" watching it.
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