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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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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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Beatlemania  »

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$2,700,000 (estimated)
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Trivia

When one of the girls from Brooklyn (Sherry Lynn) tells Tony Smerko (Bobby Di Cicco) that he looks like Paul, he assumes that she means Paul Newman rather than Paul McCartney. Newman was the father of actress Susan Kendall Newman (Janis Goldman). See more »

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The album covers in the opening scene were empty. Watch for the covers being bent as record-buyers grabbed them out of the boxes. 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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Pre opening credits: NEW YORK CITY Saturday, February 8, 1964 2:15/2:16 P.M. See more »

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Referenced in Tales from the Future: In the Beginning (2010) See more »

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Love Me Do
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 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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