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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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Dirk McQuickly / The Narrator / Stanley J. Krammerhead III, Jr.
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Stig O'Hara (as Rikki Fataar)
Neil Innes ...
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Eric Manchester, Rutle Corp. Press Agent / Lawyer
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The Interviewer
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Martini McQuickly
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Ron Decline, The most feared promoter in the world
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Brian Thigh, Ex-Record producer who turned down the Rutles
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Mrs. Emily Pules
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Mrs. Iris Mountbatten / Chastity
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Leggy Mountbatten
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Arthur Sultan, The Surrey Mystic
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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 <aj_lum@postoffice.utas.edu.au>

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Comedy spoof of Beatlemania from Monty Python's Eric Idle... See more »

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22 March 1978 (USA)  »

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$200,000 (estimated)
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Trivia

As a member of the Bonzo Dog Band, Neil Innes actually had a cameo role in the Beatles' Magical Mystery Tour (1967). See more »

Goofs

When the Rutles toast with their cups of tea and drink, it becomes obvious that Stig's cup is actually empty. See more »

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Stanley J. Krammerhead: Listen, looking at it very simply musicology and ethnically, the Rutles were essentially imperical malengistes of a rhythmically radical yet verbally passé and temporally transcended lyrically content welded with historically innovative melodical material transposed and transmogrified by the angst of the Rutland ethic experience which elevated them from essentially alpha exponents of in essence merely beta potential harmonic material into the prime cultural exponents of Aeolian cadencic comic ...
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Brian Thigh, Ex-Record producer who turned down the Rutles See more »

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Spoofs The Ed Sullivan Show (1948) See more »

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Another Day
Written and Produced by Neil Innes
Parody based on "Martha My Dear", Written by John Lennon and Paul McCartney
Performed by Neil Innes, Ollie Halsall, Ricky Fataar and John Halsey
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Four Lads Who Shook Their Heads
8 May 2002 | by (Chatham, Kent) – See all my reviews

Rags to riches story of Dirk (Eric Idle), Barry (John Halsey), Stig (Rikki Fataar) and Nasty (Neil Innes): The Rutles. We follow their journey from humble Merseyside beginnings in Liverpool's Cavern Club to global superstardom under the secure (if somewhat shaky) hand of their manager, 'Leggy' Mountbatten. This intriguing and revelatory voyage to the highest echelons of the pop world and subsequent (and almost obligatory) mass litigation features several contributions from celebrity fans of the pre-fab four; ready to reveal to the waiting world exactly 'how it was'!!!

Brilliant mock-umentary stands as a glowing beacon to the Beatles (including a self-deprecating cameo from producer Harrison) with an astute collection of marvellous mickey-takes of the fab's more pivotal moments performed by four actors clearly having the time of their lives. (Idle and Innes are inspired). All this interweaved with Innes' uncannilly excellent soundtrack (inc. the sublime 'Let's Be Natural') makes for a must see film for true devotees of Beatles and comedy alike.


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