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10 January 1967 (USA) See more »
Documentary film of The Beatles classic August 15, 1965 New York concert. | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order)

John Lennon ... Himself (The Beatles)

Paul McCartney ... Himself (The Beatles)

George Harrison ... Himself (The Beatles)

Ringo Starr ... Himself (The Beatles)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Murray the 'K' ... Himself
Brian Epstein ... Himself
Mal Evans ... Himself
Brenda Holloway ... Herself
Killer Joe Piro and His Discotheque Dancers ... Themselves - Dancers (as The Discotheque Dancers)
The King Curtis Orchestra ... Themselves
'Cousin Brucie' Morrow ... Himself / Stage Announcements
Sounds Incorporated ... Themselves (as Sounds Inc.)

Ed Sullivan ... Himself

Produced by
Tony Jordan .... associate producer
Robert Precht .... executive producer
Cinematography by
Andrew Laszlo 
Film Editing by
Arline Carson 
Sidney Katz 
Production Management
M. Clay Adams .... manager production operations
Camera and Electrical Department
Warren Rothenberger .... camera operator
Gordon Willis .... camera operator
Other crew
Brian Epstein .... production associate

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48 min

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The Young Rascals and Cannibal & the Headhunters also performed as opening acts at the concert but they do not appear in the film.See more »
Audio/visual unsynchronized: During Ringo Starr's performance of "Act Naturally", a shot of him with his mouth closed is shown while his voice is being heard.See more »
Movie Connections:
Featured in "The Beatles Anthology" (1995)See more »
It's Not UnusualSee more »


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14 out of 14 people found the following review useful.
Here are The Beatles!, 20 November 2004
Author: Jim Whittaker from USA

The Beatles at Shea Stadium documents the band's groundbreaking concert for 55,600 screaming New York fans on August 15, 1965. Made as a TV special using 12 cameramen, the film gives a comprehensive picture of what the event was like, including: setting up the stage, The Beatles' helicopter flyover (they weren't allowed to land on the baseball field, so they had to land on the World's Fair building and travel to the stadium in an armored truck), some of the opening acts (Brenda Holloway and the King Curtis Band, Sounds Incorporated), tuning up in the dressing room, and most of the actual Beatles show (two songs were edited for time). Introduced onstage by Ed Sullivan (they had taped an appearance on his show the day before), The Beatles ran across the ball field to the stage in their new, Help!-style beige military jackets to play to what was then the largest crowd ever at a rock 'n' roll show. The Beatles give their all to entertain the distant, cheering crowd, occasionally cracking up at the sheer enormity of the event.

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