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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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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)  »

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Pomoc!  »

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$1,500,000 (estimated)

Gross:

SEK 4,831,000 (Sweden)
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While the Beatles are attempting to solve Ringo's ring problem at the jeweler's, George can be seen quietly shoplifting various jewels and slipping them into his overcoat pockets! See more »

Goofs

The Semaphore Flags held by The Beatles on the poster (and album cover) don't spell HELP, but NUJV. This was done deliberately because the photographer of the cover, Robert Freeman, thought that it doesn't look good, therefore the flag postures were improvised, therefore it's not an actual error. See more »

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Professor Foot: With a ring like that I could dare I say it? Rule the world.
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"I Need You" by George Harrison is the only song title credited in the end credits. As this is shown you can hear George say '"I Need You" by George Harrison'. See more »

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that Ringo is something else
12 June 2005 | by (Portland, Oregon, USA) – See all my reviews

Okay, so "Help!" isn't quite as creative as "A Hard Day's Night", but the Beatles always were able to do something good. In this case, Ringo happens to have a sacrificial ring belonging to a religious cult. So, the cult sets about trying to get it back. When they fail, they decide to sacrifice Ringo. Meanwhile, a scientist (Victor Spinetti) wants the ring for his own purposes. And of course, there's plenty of great music along the way.

In a way, the whole movie is sort of an excuse to be wacky. Whether it's the seemingly separate apartments that turn out to be one big room, the trap door activated by a glass, the skiing tournament, or the whole Bahamas sequence, they've got something neat every step of the way. Leo McKern, as cult leader Clang, and Eleanor Bron, as cultist Ahme who tries to protect Ringo, provide cool supporting roles.

I guess that if I ever get a woman to watch "Help!" with me, I'll never "Lose That Girl".


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