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Ringo finds himself the human sacrifice target of a cult and the band must try to protect him from it.

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Storyline

An Eastern cult discovers that the sacrificial ring is missing. Ringo, drummer of The Beatles band has it; sent by the girl (who's to be sacrificed) as a gift. Clang, Ahme, Bhuta and several cult members leave for London to retrieve the ring. After several failed attempts to steal the ring, they confront him in an Indian restaurant. Ringo learns that if he does not return the ring soon, he will become the next sacrifice. Ringo then discovers that the ring is stuck on his finger. Its a race against time; John, Paul, and George try to protect their friend while they're all being chased not only by Clang and his minions, but also by two mad scientists and the chief inspector of Scotland yard. Will Ringo be saved, or will he be sacrificed? Written by Erin Pelicano

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Stop Worrying! HELP! Is On The Way!


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25 August 1965 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Socorro!  »

Box Office

Budget:

$1,500,000 (estimated)

Gross:

SEK 4,831,000 (Sweden)
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1.66 : 1
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Trivia

Beatles producer George Martin joined the Beatles in the Alps for a skiing vacation, while they filmed there, but hardly got to enjoy it; he broke his ankle the very first day. Also, while Martin had provided the instrumental soundtrack for A Hard Day's Night (1964), he and Richard Lester hadn't gotten along, and Lester chose Ken Thorne for "Help!"'s instrumental score; in Martin's own words, "I was included out." See more »

Goofs

During the "Another Girl" sequence, when Paul is playing the bikini-clad girl beside him like a guitar, Paul suddenly looks embarrassed, and has a shocked smile on his face. If you look closely, he accidentally hits the left breast of the girl as he pretends to strum his girl guitar. See more »

Quotes

Paul: [voice distorted] It is one of those rela tela camenzas!
George: Bad machine!
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Crazy Credits

During the closing credits, you can see Paul McCartney take a bong hit, then proceed to blow smoke into the camera. See more »


Soundtracks

Another Girl
(1965) (uncredited)
Written by Paul McCartney
Performed by The Beatles
Published by Capitol Records
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"It's a season ticket. What d'you think it is?"
31 October 2001 | by (Middle of Nowhere, CT) – See all my reviews

A great movie. People here seem to complain the plotline was too silly. But keep in mind this was during the Bond phase(almost a forerunner to Get Smart). A sacrificial ring caught on the Famous Ringo's finger. A mad scientist trying to take over the world. An evil cult trying to kill our heroes. A girl from that cult secretly helping our heroes. Typical Bondish plotlines.

It also has great one-liners(Maybe it's that I'm just your average 14 year old American who loves British humor), and just weird ones that sound funny. "I don't subscribe to your religion." "He's out to rule the world if he can get a government grant." "Now, look here, Paul. I've had some great times with this finger. How do you know I wouldn't miss it?"

And, of course, greeeeeaaaaat music.


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