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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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Mr. Mustard
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B.D. Hoffler
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Lucy
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Marvin Sunk (the 'Sun King')
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Sergeant Pepper
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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 reins 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)  »

Also Known As:

Banda de los corazones  »

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Box Office

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$18,000,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$12,900,000
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2.35 : 1
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Paramount Pictures was the international distributor of the film. Nearly 3 decades later, Paramount sold its music publishing arm, Famous Music, to Sony/ATV Music Publishing, which has owned the publishing rights to most Beatles songs since 1995. See more »

Goofs

Donald Pleasence's character is called B.D. Hoffler. In the credits, his character is called B.D. Brockhurst. See more »


Soundtracks

When I'm 64
Music and Lyrics by John Lennon and Paul McCartney
Performed by Frankie Howerd, Sandy Farina
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 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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