All You Need Is Cash (1978)
"The Rutles: All You Need Is Cash" (original title)

TV Movie  |   |  Comedy, Music  |  22 March 1978 (USA)
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Charts the adventures of the prefab four, possibly the most famous band of all time.




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Cast overview, first billed only:
Dirk McQuickly / The Narrator / Stanley J. Krammerhead III, Jr.
John Halsey ...
Ricky Fataar ...
Stig O'Hara (as Rikki Fataar)
Neil Innes ...
Eric Manchester, Rutle Corp. Press Agent / Lawyer
The Interviewer
Martini McQuickly
Ron Decline, The most feared promoter in the world
Brian Thigh, Ex-Record producer who turned down the Rutles
Mrs. Emily Pules
Mrs. Iris Mountbatten / Chastity
Hells Angel
Leggy Mountbatten
Henry Woolf ...
Arthur Sultan, The Surrey Mystic


Rutland Weekend Television takes a look at the Pre-fab Four: Dirk, Barry, Stig and Nasty; better known as the Rutles. This documentary follows their career from their early days in Liverpool and Hamburg's infamous Rat-Keller, to their amazing worldwide success. A parody of Beatlemania and the many serious documentaries made about the Beatles. Written by Alexander Lum <>

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$200,000 (estimated)

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Spoofs The Beatles at Shea Stadium (1966) See more »


Written and Produced by Neil Innes
Parody medley based on "Love You To", and "Within You Without You",
Written by George Harrison
Performed by Neil Innes, Ollie Halsall, Ricky Fataar and John Halsey
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My review of The Rutles: All You Need Is Cash...
24 November 2000 | by (Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada) – See all my reviews

A perfect blend of Monty Python and Saturday Night Live in this mock-umentary about the greatest rock group of all time, The Beatles. Eric Idle is hilarious as the interviewer/narrator, with cameos from some big-named stars, such as Mick Jagger, George Harrison, John Belushi, Michael Palin, Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, Lorne Michaels, Gilda Radner, Paul Simon and more. An instant classic if you love Monty Python, SNL, or the Beatles....

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