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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
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Future Villain Band (FVB)
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Marvin Sunk (the 'Sun King')
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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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A splendid time is guaranteed for all. See more »


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24 July 1978 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Banda de los corazones  »

Box Office

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$18,000,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$12,900,000 (USA)
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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Many actors and singers turned down roles in the film, including Olivia Newton-John (Strawberry Fields), Donna Summer (Lucy), Elton John, Barry Manilow, Bob Hope (Mr. Kite), Doris Day (Mrs. Fields) and Rock Hudson (Mr. Fields). See more »

Goofs

The bass drummer in the original Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band is out of time with the band. He is also clearly not hitting his drum. See more »

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Referenced in When Disco Ruled the World (2005) See more »

Soundtracks

Carry That Weight
Music and Lyrics by John Lennon and Paul McCartney
Performed by The Bee Gees
Produced by George Martin
By Arrangement with Northern Songs Limited
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This is what the Nazis saw when they opened the Arc in Raiders of the Lost Arc.
15 November 2006 | by (Seattle, WA) – See all my reviews

This movie makes Magical Mystery Tour look like Citizen Kane. Hokey! Corny! Horrible! Do yourself a favor and just fast forward to Aerosmith's performance. What a way to Dis the Beatles. George Martin should be ashamed of himself! This movie could have been made by Fellini. It's one freak show after another. Just when you think it's bad, George Burns gets up and sings "Fixing a Hole". He sure fixed the holes in the sides of my head...my ears bled for a week. A better use of this movie would be as a public service to keep kids off of drugs. Peter Frampton is such a dork that he actually makes the Bee Gees look cool. That should get an award in itself. The sets were so cheesy I was expecting Henrietta Hippo and that green frog to pop out from the New Zoo Review. Maybe this movie is really just for three year-olds. Yeah, that's the ticket.


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