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

PG  |   |  Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy  |  24 July 1978 (USA)
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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Mark Henderson
Dave Henderson
Bob Henderson
Frankie Howerd ...
Dougie Shears
B.D. Hoffler
Aerosmith ...
Future Villain Band (FVB)
Marvin Sunk (the 'Sun King')
Earth, Wind & Fire
Stargard ...
The Diamonds


Ever since they were sent into WWI battle in 1918, Sgt. Pepper and his Lonely Hearts Club Band of Heartland, USA have been spreading the message of joy and love to the world, which has made them and Heartland famous. Upon Sgt. Pepper's death in 1958, the band's instruments have been housed on display at Heartland City Hall as symbols of that love and joy. Before his death, Sgt. Pepper asked his adolescent grandson Billy Shears to take on the reigns of forming his own band to continue to spread the message of joy and love. With Billy's brother Dougie Shears as their manager, Billy, now an adult, and his three best friends - brothers Mark, Dave and Bob Henderson - embark on their lives as a new Lonely Hearts Club Band. They quickly come to the attention of Hollywood music producer B.D. Hoffler Of B.D. (Big Deal) Records. With the boys off to Hollywood to spread the words of joy and love to the world, enter into Heartland the evil and demented Mr. Mustard, an ex-real estate agent who ... Written by Huggo

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Only their music could conquer the forces of evil See more »


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Release Date:

24 July 1978 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Banda de los corazones  »

Box Office


$18,000,000 (estimated)


$12,900,000 (USA)

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Sound Mix:

(35 mm prints)| (70 mm prints)



Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


Rumour has it the part of Billy Shears was offered but turned down by Andy Gibb (the younger brother of Bee Gees: Barry, Maurice & Robin) See more »


While Earth Wind and Fire are performing, the trumpet player is holding his instrument in the air while you can hear a trumpet playing. See more »


References Shark Jaws (1975) See more »


Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds
Music and Lyrics by John Lennon and Paul McCartney
Performed by Dianne Steinberg, Stargard
Produced by George Martin
By Arrangement with Northern Songs Limited
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People seriously do not like this movie?
7 October 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I have a very hard time believe that people do not like this movie. The storyline isn't wonderful, but it is passable. You can't watch this movie and expect it to be like an Oscar winner.

You WILL be disappointed.

I am sure of that.

The music is AMAZING, though, and that is what counts. Not to mention the star studded cast. Earth Wind and Fire, Peter Frampton, The Bee Gees, Aerosmith, and more. It is one of my favorite movies of all time. Any fan of the Beatles or music in general probably feels the same way.

To all the people that voted 10, I salute you. To all the people that voted 1, rethink your lives.

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