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Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band (1978)

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Small town band hits it big, but they must battle a nefarious plot in the music industry.

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Mark Henderson
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Dave Henderson
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Bob Henderson
Frankie Howerd ...
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Dougie Shears
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B.D. Hoffler
Sandy Farina ...
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Aerosmith ...
Future Villain Band (FVB)
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Themselves
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Marvin Sunk (the 'Sun King')
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Stargard ...
The Diamonds
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Storyline

A small town band makes it big, but loses track of their roots, as they get caught up into the big-time machinations of the music biz. Now, they must thwart a plot to destroy their home town. Built around the music of the beatles, this musical uses some big name groups like Peter Frampton and Aerosmith. Written by Aaron Sherman <ajs@ajs.com>

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Release Date:

24 July 1978 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band  »

Box Office

Budget:

$18,000,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$12,900,000 (USA)
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(35 mm prints)| (70 mm prints)

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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Stargard - the Diamonds - was a funk band which consisted of Rochelle Runnells, Debra (Lyn) Anderson, and Janice Williams. Anderson left the group in 1979 or 1980. See more »

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On the contract signed by the band, Bob's signature changes from one shot to another. See more »

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User Reviews

 
Even a Train Wreck Can Be Entertaining
11 December 2005 | by (Manassas, Va) – See all my reviews

I saw this movie three times as a teenager. This was before I had listened to the Beatles very much. I loved the movie and I even owned the soundtrack.

At forty-four, I have heard the Beatles, seen the fall of the BeeGees and seen the stubborn persistence of an almost geriatric Aerosmith. They are indeed the "Future Villain Band".

Love the Beatles? You will hate this movie. Interested in a simpler time when the hair of rock stars sits in a quiet mass atop the head as if waiting to attack (check out Barry Gibb...or is it Maurice?)? Interested in hearing music that you grew up with and loved torn to pieces by dupes of producers that no longer cared if what they made was good...only profitable? Then, this is the movie for you as well...

Songs done well: Come Together, Got to Get You into My Life, Strawberry Fields and I'll Never Do You No Harm...

Songs that didn't stink: Lucy in the Sky, You never Give me Your Money and A Day in the Life...

Songs that were killed and the corpses urinated upon: When I'm Sixty-four, Fixing a Hole, Mister Mustard and Because...


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