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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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Read Morgan ...
Peter's Father
Claude Earl Jones ...
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Vito Carenzo ...
CBS Security Guard
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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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...the Beatles legend begins 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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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

First film executive produced by Steven Spielberg. See more »

Goofs

In the record store, many "Meet The Beatles" copies are visible with "Meet The" in light blue. In 1964, the album had those words in brown. It wasn't until years later that the light blue version was released. See more »

Quotes

Rosie Petrofsky: [the Beatles limo is taking off] Look, There they go!
Richard 'Ringo' Klaus: Hey, wait a minute! That limo got Jersey plates!
Tony Smerko: [Hesitates] Nah, it couldn't be.
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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

Features The Ed Sullivan Show: Episode #17.19 (1964) See more »

Soundtracks

Thank You Girl
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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