I Wanna Hold Your Hand (1978) - Plot Summary Poster

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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>
  • Beatlemania has swept the US, most specifically New York City, on the eve of The Beatles' first ever performance in the country on The Ed Sullivan Show (1948) on Sunday, February 9, 1964. Teenaged friends Pam Mitchell, Grace Corrigan and Rosie Petrofsky of nearby Maplewood, New Jersey are as big Beatles fans as anyone. Grace, who wants to take exclusive photographs of the Beatles to launch her photojournalism career, comes up with a plan for the three of them to get into the hotel where the Beatles are staying. Pam goes along despite her own previous plans to elope with her boyfriend Eddie Lupus the next night, the night of the show. Also along for the ride are their friend Janis Goldman, whose primary activity in life is to protest for a cause (in this case how the Beatles have unfairly taken over all aspect of life), tough guy Tony Smerko who hates the "Limey fairies" but loves Janis, and Larry Dubois whose father has the necessary vehicle to pull off the plan. As they arrive at the hotel on the morning of the show, as the Beatles themselves move between the hotel and the studio for their rehearsal and performance, and as the friends try to track the Beatles movements during the day, the friends get separated. But their day is spent with other people who have their own Beatles related objectives.

    - Written by Huggo
  • Six teenagers from Maplewood, New Jersey in various stages of Beatlemania travel to New York City for the first appearance of the Fab Four on the "Ed Sullivan Show." At the start of the film, none have tickets, but all find their way to the studio for the fantastic climax.

    - Written by Ed Chen <echen@bcm.tmc.edu>
  • 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.

    - Written by Gasmaskproductionsbooks


It's early 1964, and Beatlemania is in full swing. It is only days away before the Fab Four appear on CBS' 'The Ed Sullivan Show,' and records are flying off store shelves...

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