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


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PG | See all certifications »

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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

Variety show veteran Chris Bearde was hired to direct the movie but was fired by executive producer Robert Stigwood prior to principal production on the film. See more »

Goofs

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

Connections

References Shark Jaws (1975) See more »

Soundtracks

Fixing A Hole
Written by John Lennon and Paul McCartney
Performed by George Burns
Produced by George Martin
By Arrangement with Northern Songs Limited
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What Were They Thinking?
25 August 2003 | by (USA) – See all my reviews

Someone must have noticed that "Yellow Submarine" made money. That same person also noticed that the Bee Gees were popular. Put a popular disco group and popular Beatles songs together, and: magic???

Well, not really. This film hurts. It hurts all the more if one likes the Beatles' originals of these songs (OK, Aerosmith did a decent version of "Come Together," but that is not enough to mitigate the damage caused by the rest of the performances).

There are certain films that seem to be made just to put the tolerance of a badfilm watcher to the test. This film has its place in that pantheon, right between "Can't Stop the Music" and "Santa Claus Conquers the Martians."


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