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A Hard Day's Night (1964)

 -  Comedy | Music  -  6 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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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Wilfrid Brambell ...
Grandfather
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Norm
John Junkin ...
Shake
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T.V. Director
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Millie
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Police Inspector
Richard Vernon ...
Man on Train
Edward Malin ...
Hotel Waiter (as Eddie Malin)
Robin Ray ...
T.V. Floor Manager
Lionel Blair ...
T.V. Choreographer
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Storyline

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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Soaring in their first, full-length, hilarious, action-packed film! See more »

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Comedy | Music

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Release Date:

6 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)

Gross:

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

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 »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

John: [to Grandpa as he sulks] Don't worry son, we'll get you the best lawyer green stamps can buy.
Paul: Oh ho, it's a laugh a line with Lennon!
John: Anyway, it's your fault.
Paul: Why me?
John: Why not you?
[pause, he looks around baggage holding, pats the dog next to him]
John: 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]
John: Let's do something then.
Paul: Like what?
[...]
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Crazy Credits

The opening credits are superimposed over the action. The Beatles are running from a mob of fans while the title track plays. See more »

Connections

Featured in The Beatles on Record (2009) See more »

Soundtracks

A Nation Once Again
(1840?) (uncredited)
Written by Thomas Osborne Davis
Sung a cappella by Wilfrid Brambell
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you can't beat the Beatles
9 June 2005 | by (Portland, Oregon, USA) – See all my reviews

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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