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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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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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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

Budget:

$18,000,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$12,900,000 (USA)
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2.35 : 1
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During the filming of Strawberry's funeral, Peter Frampton forced himself to cry by thinking of the then-recent Lynyrd Skynyrd plane crash that claimed the lives of several friends and associates. See more »

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When Sergeant Pepper (Billy Preston) is flying around, wires are clearly visible. See more »

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Soundtracks

Nowhere Man
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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A Guilty Pleasure
8 May 2004 | by (Alberta, Canada) – See all my reviews

In 1978, when I was 12 years old, we were living in Moscow, while my father was stationed at the Canadian Embassy. To escape the "fun" of living behind the Iron Curtain, we routinely took the Moscow-Helsinki express and travelled around Scandinavia. Our trip always ended at this huge department store in Helsinki, where we'd order all our non-perishable groceries until our next trip. My brother and I were allowed to purchase one record apiece to take back with us.

So one time, I picked up the soundtrack to this film. I don't think the movie had been released yet. Goodness knows, I didn't know that the movie was going to be a howler. All I know is that I loved the soundtrack. I listened to it over and over, and pored over the photographs on the album cover, trying to get a sense of the movie.

A few years later, I read "The Golden Turkey Awards" and then I started to realize how bad the movie was. I didn't get my chance to see it until 1997. Oh, it stunk! Cheese everywhere, from the awkward love story to the campy antics of the villain and his robots.

And yet, I watch it every time it comes on TV. Finally, I have the movie to go with the soundtrack. And let's face it - I love cheesy movies.


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