MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 1,037 this week

I Wanna Hold Your Hand (1978)

7.0
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 7.0/10 from 2,581 users  
Reviews: 35 user | 13 critic

If they missed Beatles' first appearance in the U.S.A. they would hate themselves for the rest of their lives! So they (six young girls from New Jersey) set off even though they don't have ... See full summary »

Director:

0Check in
0Share...

On Disc

at Amazon

Editors' Spotlight

IMDb: What to Watch - The One I Love

Interview with Charlie McDowell and Mark Duplass


User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 23 titles
created 22 Jun 2011
 
a list of 25 titles
created 27 Aug 2011
 
a list of 39 titles
created 8 months ago
 
a list of 48 titles
created 6 months ago
 

Related Items


Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: I Wanna Hold Your Hand (1978)

I Wanna Hold Your Hand (1978) on IMDb 7/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of I Wanna Hold Your Hand.

User Polls

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

The Lift (1972)
Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  
Director: Robert Zemeckis
Stars: Michael Fuller
Action | Adventure | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

A romance writer sets off to Colombia to ransom her kidnapped sister, and soon finds herself in the middle of a dangerous adventure.

Director: Robert Zemeckis
Stars: Michael Douglas, Kathleen Turner, Danny DeVito
Drama | Horror | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

The wife of a university research scientist believes that her lakeside Vermont home is haunted by a ghost - or that she is losing her mind.

Director: Robert Zemeckis
Stars: Harrison Ford, Michelle Pfeiffer, Katharine Towne
Comedy | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

When a woman learns of an immortality treatment, she sees it as a way to outdo her long-time rival.

Director: Robert Zemeckis
Stars: Meryl Streep, Bruce Willis, Goldie Hawn
Contact (1997)
Drama | Mystery | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

Dr. Ellie Arroway, after years of searching, finds conclusive radio proof of intelligent aliens, who send plans for a mysterious machine.

Director: Robert Zemeckis
Stars: Jodie Foster, Matthew McConaughey, Tom Skerritt
Beowulf (2007)
Animation | Action | Adventure
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

The warrior Beowulf must fight and defeat the monster Grendel who is terrorizing towns, and later, Grendel's mother, who begins killing out of revenge.

Director: Robert Zemeckis
Stars: Ray Winstone, Crispin Glover, Angelina Jolie
The Walk II (2015)
Drama

The story of French high-wire artist Philippe Petit's attempt to cross the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center in 1974.

Director: Robert Zemeckis
Stars: Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Charlotte Le Bon, Ben Kingsley
Flush (1977)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.8/10 X  

Odd comedy about strange and funny noises.

Director: Andrew J. Kuehn
Stars: William Callaway, William Bronder, Jeannie Linero
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

Robert Zemeckis opens up about his unique ability to use telepathy. A skill he acquired from grandmaster Ross.

Director: Robert Zemeckis
Drama

A child kidnapped as a baby is returned to his biological family sixteen years later.

Short | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  
Director: Steven Spielberg
Stars: Anne Spielberg
Two-Fisted Tales (TV Movie 1992)
Drama | Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  
Directors: Richard Donner, Tom Holland, and 1 more credit »
Stars: William Sadler, David Morse, Neil Giuntoli
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
Bobby Di Cicco ...
...
Susan Kendall Newman ...
...
...
...
Christian Juttner ...
Will Jordan ...
Read Morgan ...
Peter's Father
Claude Earl Jones ...
Al
James Houghton ...
James Hewitson ...
...
Vito Carenzo ...
CBS Security Guard
Edit

Storyline

If they missed Beatles' first appearance in the U.S.A. they would hate themselves for the rest of their lives! So they (six young girls from New Jersey) set off even though they don't have tickets for the show! The journey is full of surprises and misfortunes but the young ladies are determined to reach to their idols... Written by Xenophon Tsakanikas <ftpadmin@antigoni.med.auth.gr>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

these youngsters are suffering from a highly contagious disease called beatlemania. The symptoms are...screaming hysteria hyperventilation fainting fits seizures and spasmodic convulsions It isn't fatal but it sure is fun.

Genres:

Comedy | Music | Romance

Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

22 March 1979 (Colombia)  »

Also Known As:

Beatlemania  »

Box Office

Budget:

$2,700,000 (estimated)
 »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

(Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

The character of Pam appears to be a reference to the song "Polythene Pam". The character exhibits fetishistic behaviors towards the objects and instruments in the Beatles' room, then hides under the bed to watch them change clothes. "Polythene Pam" was based on an experience John Lennon had with a couple who experimented in kinky fetish sex, including wearing polythene (polyethylene) plastic bags. See more »

Goofs

Among the products advertised during the Ed Sullivan broadcast in I WANNA HOLD YOUR HAND is Brylcreem. In fact, Brylcreem was not advertised on the actual Ed Sullivan broadcast of February 9, 1964, and the placement of the commercial in the movie was probably director Robert Zemeckis' personal joke relating to the Beatles' hair style - which certainly didn't require the use of Brylcreem. See more »

Quotes

Ed Sullivan: And so, I want you to be prepared for excessive screaming, hysteria, hyperventilation, fainting, fits, seizures, spasmodic convulsions, even attempted suicides. All perfectly normal. Merely means that these youngsters are enjoying themselves.
See more »

Connections

References A Hard Day's Night (1964) See more »

Soundtracks

Do You Want to Know a Secret
Written by George Harrison
Performed by The Beatles
Courtesy of EMI Records Limited
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
It's Better Than You Might Think
4 August 1999 | by (USA) – See all my reviews

I thought that this was one of the most interesting comedies ever! It's hysterically funny from one point to another about these three young girls who are HUGE fans of the Beatles and would do anything just to see them on Ed Sullivan. What a great idea for a movie. It's amazing! It's one of the greatest films I ever saw, and that anyone can enjoy!


16 of 16 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Wouldn't A Remake Be Cool??? peace_love_and_happiness
Favorite Scene monkeesbeatlesfan
Major goof...well maybe not so bad... jy342
RIP ----WENDIE JO TLW404
so ...where's the DVD? Captain_Cook
Need help from fans of this movie... divechaz
Discuss I Wanna Hold Your Hand (1978) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?