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Help! (1965)

Approved | | Adventure, Comedy, Musical | 25 August 1965 (USA)
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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Help yourself to seven great new Beatle hits! (Poster). See more »


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25 August 1965 (USA)  »

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$1,500,000 (estimated)
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Trivia

Richard Lester said that at the store Aspreys in Bond Street, John Lennon spent £8,000 during a two minute break. 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

George: What's your electric bill like?
Algernon: Sort of a long counterfoil!
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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 »

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Prelude to Act III
(1850) (uncredited)
(from "Lohengrin")
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THE BEST MOVIE OF ITS KIND...
5 December 2001 | by (Chicago, Ill. USA) – See all my reviews

...What kind of movie, you might ask? Comedy? Spy Thriller? Or just zany madcap nonsense? It doesn't matter. I've seen it many times over the past 30 years and it just gets better with age. The music of course, is phenomenal-and you don't have to be a die-hard Beatles fan to appreciate this musical comedy masterpiece.

Rating: ***** out of *****


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