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The Compleat Beatles (1982)

The history of the great British rock band.

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Narrator (voice)
Gerry Marsden ...
Himself - Gerry and the Pacemakers
Allan Williams ...
Himself - Beatles' First Manager
Bill Harry ...
Himself - Editor: Mersey Beat
Tony Sheridan ...
Himself
Horst Fascher ...
Himself - Manager: Star Club, Hamburg
Billy J. Kramer ...
Himself
Bob Wooler ...
Himself - DJ: Cavern Club
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Himself - Record Producer
Nicholas Schaffner ...
Himself - Author, The Beatles Forever
Milton Okun ...
Himself - Record Producer-Arranger
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Himself - The Beach Boys
Lenny Kaye ...
Himself - Guitarist
Wilfred Mellers ...
Himself - Musicologist
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Herself
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A documented account of the life and career of the Fab Four, from their early years in Liverpool to their breakup, featuring rare interview and concert footage. Written by Hiphats

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Trivia

Paul McCartney bought the rights to this film and removed it from circulation, presumably so that it wouldn't compete with the Beatles official Beatles Anthology documentary. See more »

Goofs

When they were told about the cartoon movie, Yellow Submarine, the narration states that the only thing the Beatles knew about the cartoon animation was that it was being done by the people that made "The Flintstones," a Hanna-Barbera Production.

Yellow Submarine was produced by Al Brodax and King Features Syndicate. See more »

Connections

References Magical Mystery Tour (1967) See more »

Soundtracks

Raunchy
Performed by Eddie Dixon
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I love it - yeah, yeah, yeah....
16 September 1999 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Anyone who has an even passing interest of one of the greatest rock bands ever MUST get a hold of a copy of this video.

Everything you could ever want to know about John, Paul, George and Ringo is included, with even a little information about their formative years. All the music is chronicled and plenty of behind-the-scenes glimpses of the Beatles' collective genius give the most discriminating fan plenty to nod their moptops about.

Even if you think you have all stuff on the Beatles, this should "Compleat" your collection.

10 stars. And you know that can't be bad.


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