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I Wanna Hold Your Hand (1978)

PG | | Comedy, Music, Romance | 1978 (UK)
Six teenagers 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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Susan Kendall Newman ...
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Christian Juttner ...
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Read Morgan ...
Peter's Father
Claude Earl Jones ...
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James Houghton ...
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Vito Carenzo ...
CBS Security Guard
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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 teenagers 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. See more »

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Comedy | Music | Romance

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PG | See all certifications »

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Beatlemania  »

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$2,700,000 (estimated)
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Trivia

The Beatles song that this film is named for is officially "I Want To Hold Your Hand". However, because of the way the song is sung, the refrain is commonly heard as "Wanna", hence the film title. See more »

Goofs

The Hofner bass guitar used in the movie was a right handed version. Paul McCartney is left-handed. See more »

Quotes

Rosie Petrofsky: [Rosie and "Ringo" are trapped in an elevator, when Ringo discovers the trap door on the top of the elevator] That looks dangerous!
Richard 'Ringo' Klaus: Not really. It's not as dangerous as when I got thrown off the Long Island Rail Road, and this isn't even moving.
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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 Candid Camera (1960) See more »

Soundtracks

Twist and Shout
Written by Phil Medley & Bert Berns
Performed by The Beatles
Courtesy of EMI Records Limited
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Hysterically funny
7 March 2000 | by See all my reviews

A cast of unknowns with a young Robert Zemeckis as director made a movie as memorable as the Beatles themselves! Especially Wendie Jo Sperber, who is the most hysterical of all the fans, and Nancy Allen, who actually gains access to their hotel room at one point. This movie is very funny and it helps if you're an admirer of the Beatles, but anyone would like it.


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