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I Wanna Hold Your Hand (1978)

PG | | Comedy, Music, Romance | 1978 (UK)
Six girls from New Jersey run off to go to a Beatles concert to meet their idols, despite not having tickets. Along the way, they learn new things about friendship and growing up.

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Maysles brothers documentary covering the first arrival of "Beatlemania" in the U.S., as well at the band's historical appearances on "The Ed Sullivan Show."

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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>

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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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1978 (UK)  »

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Beatlemania  »

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$2,700,000 (estimated)
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Although Beatles songs have been translated and recorded by hundreds of foreign artists, "I Want To Hold Your Hand" is one of only two songs that were recorded in another language by the Beatles themselves. In 1964, at the height of Beatlemania, the Beatles traveled to Paris for their only studio recording session outside the UK. Along with a new English single ("Can't Buy Me Love"), they recorded two of their existing songs in German: "I Want To Hold Your Hand" ("Komm, Gib Mir Deine Hand") and "She Loves You" ("Sie Liebt Dich"). The songs were translated by Luxembourg lyricist Camillo Felgen, and taught to the Beatles phonetically. Oddly, while the stereo masters of the English versions of these songs have been lost (only mono masters exist), the German versions have both stereo and mono masters. 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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Crazy Credits

Pre opening credits: NEW YORK CITY Saturday, February 8, 1964 2:15/2:16 P.M. See more »

Connections

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

Soundtracks

I Want to Hold Your Hand
Written by John Lennon and Paul McCartney
Performed by The Beatles
Courtesy of EMI Records Limited
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The 60's and the Beatles

When you think about the 60's, what do you remember from that decade? The Beatles of course! And this movie tells about the 60's and the Beatles. And there are these American teenagers who just have to see this British group called the Beatles. And what would be a better way to see them than go to Ed Sullivan show, where the Beatles perform.And believe me, it's not going to be that easy. I Wanna hold your Hand is a great movie with great actors. Although this movie was made in the 70's, it shows you what the 60's was all about.


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