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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Susan Kendall Newman ...
Read Morgan ...
Michael Hewitson ...
Vito Carenzo ...
CBS Security Guard


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 »


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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Did You Know?


Although they did not film in The Beatles suite at the Plaza Hotel, while on a promotional tour for the movie in April, 1978, some cast members did stay a few days in that exact suite while in New York City. See more »


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 »


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 »


Referenced in The Cutting Edge: The Magic of Movie Editing (2004) See more »


There's a Place
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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