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A Hard Day's Night (1964)

Approved | | Comedy, Musical | 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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Nominated for 2 Oscars. Another 2 wins & 5 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

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Wilfrid Brambell ...
Grandfather
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Norm
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Shake
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T.V. Director
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Millie
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Police Inspector
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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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6 exciting new songs! (Posters). See more »

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Comedy | Musical

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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

Since The Beatles are credited in the opening set of credits, but are not in the more comprehensive end credits, they are listed first, followed by those in the end credits, as required by IMDb policy on cast ordering. See more »

Goofs

After the man has picked the car lock at the ending chase sequence, the object he's used to pick the lock is still in it. In the next shot, it's gone. See more »

Quotes

Man On Train: I shall call the guard!
Paul: Ah, but what? They don't take kindly to insults, you know. Let's go have some coffee and leave the kennel to Lassie!
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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 Phineas and Ferb: A Hard Day's Knight (2008) 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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