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

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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Bob Henderson
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Dougie Shears
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B.D. Hoffler
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Aerosmith ...
Future Villain Band (FVB)
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Marvin Sunk (the 'Sun King')
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Earth, Wind & Fire
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Stargard ...
The Diamonds
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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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24 July 1978 (USA)  »

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Banda de los corazones  »

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$18,000,000 (estimated)

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$12,900,000 (USA)
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2.35 : 1
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Stargard - the Diamonds - was a funk band which consisted of Rochelle Runnells, Deborah Lynn Anderson, and Janice Williams. Anderson left the group in 1979 or 1980. See more »

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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 »

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Featured in The Cinema Snob: Little Rita of the West (2015) See more »

Soundtracks

Get Back
Music and Lyrics by John Lennon and Paul McCartney
Performed by Billy Preston
Produced by George Martin
By Arrangement with Northern Songs Limited
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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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