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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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Dougie Shears
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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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Alice Cooper first tried to impersonate John Lennon's vocals for the song "Because," but for subsequent takes George Martin encouraged him "to do it like Alice Cooper would do it." See more »

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When Billy Preston as Sgt. Pepper descends from the top of City Hall he knocks down a large banner reading "Sold by Mustard Realty." But by the time he lands, the banner has disappeared. See more »


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Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band
(Reprise)
Music and Lyrics by John Lennon and Paul McCartney
Performed by Peter Frampton, The Bee Gees
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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