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I Wanna Hold Your Hand (1978)

PG  |   |  Comedy, Music, Romance  |  22 March 1979 (Colombia)
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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 »

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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>

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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.

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Comedy | Music | Romance

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22 March 1979 (Colombia)  »

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Beatlemania  »

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$2,700,000 (estimated)
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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

During the climactic Sullivan appearance, the Beatles start their set with "She Loves You". In reality, "She Loves You" was the third song in the set, following "All My Loving" and "Til There Was You". See more »

Quotes

Rosie Petrofsky: What about the words? Don't you people ever listen to the words?
Tony Smerko: You ever listen to the words to Louie Louie?
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References The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson (1962) See more »

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She Loves You
Written by John Lennon and Paul McCartney
Performed by The Beatles
Courtesy of EMI Records Limited
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A Masterpiece
6 November 2000 | by (Los Angeles, California) – See all my reviews

There is a scene that takes place about three quarters of the way through this film that is not only one of the ten funniest scenes in the history of movie-making, but probably does even a better job of summing up what the year 1964 was all about than Dr. Strangelove. It involves Christian Juttner, who must confront an evil looking one-eyed barber, and a snake-like pair of electric clippers.

And forget Burt Lancaster & Deborah Kerr on the beach in "From Here To Eternity." For sheer lustful passion, that scene doesn't even come close to Nancy Allen's roll in the hay with Paul McCartney's Hoffner bass.

A flawless masterpiece!


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