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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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Christian Juttner ...
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Read Morgan ...
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Claude Earl Jones ...
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Vito Carenzo ...
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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

Four of the film's stars -- Bobby Di Cicco, Wendie Jo Sperber, Nancy Allen, and Eddie Deezen -- would go on to appear in 1941 (1979), which was directed by Steven Spielberg and written by Bob Gale and Robert Zemeckis. See more »

Goofs

In his pre-titles address to the CBS pages, Will Jordan's version of Ed Sullivan says that he and his wife Sylvia had seen The Beatles perform in England the previous year. In fact, the real-life Sullivan had booked The Beatles for his show based on the reaction they drew from fans at London's Heathrow Airport, which delayed the Sullivans' own flight to New York. The first time Sullivan saw The Beatles perform was on a film that had been aired on CBS Evening News with Walter Cronkite on December 10, 1963, weeks after the booking had been made. See more »

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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 »


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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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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