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2 December 1985 (USA) See more »
Details the lives of John Lennon and Yoko Ono, from before their first meeting to their rise to stardom. | Add synopsis »
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Pretty good effort but a reflection of the times in which it was made. See more (4 total) »


  (in credits order) (complete, awaiting verification)
Mark McGann ... John Lennon
Kim Miyori ... Yoko Ono
Kenneth Price ... Paul McCartney

Peter Capaldi ... George Harrison
Phillip Walsh ... Ringo Starr

Richard Morant ... Brian Epstein
Rachel Laurence ... Cynthia Lennon
Joe Randall Cutler ... Julian Age 5
Samuel Wetmore ... Julian, Age 11
Paul Lockwood ... Julian, Age 15
Catherine Wrigley ... Kyoko, Age 5
Larissa Anastacio ... Kyoko Age 8
Vincent Marzello ... Tony Cox
David Baxt ... Elliot Mintz
John Sinclair ... George Martin
Lou Hirsch ... Allen Klein
Catherine Strauss ... Linda Eastman
Bob Babenia ... Mahareshi

David Gilliam ... Harry Nilsson (as David Gillum)

Matthew Marsh ... Elton John
Ray Charleson ... Phil Spector
Martyn Whitby ... Mal Evans
Val McLane ... Aunt Mimi

Robert Lee ... Eisuke Ono
Harue Ito ... Isoko Ono
Chuck Julian ... Leon Wilde
Danny Brainin ... Jerry Rubin
Ling Tai ... May Pang
Robert Daws ... John Dunbar
Peter Howell ... Canon Verney
Bob Putt ... Detective Sergeant Pilcher
Bruce Boa ... Houston Lawyer
Manning Redwood ... Houston Magistrate
Richard Hampton ... UK Lawyer
Andy Lucas ... Spanish Magistrate
Jerry Harte ... New York Judge
Gordon Sterne ... New York Critic

Angus MacInnes ... New York Doctor
Dianne Lynn-Daniels ... Nurse
Norman Hartley ... UK Doctor
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Tim Kiley ... Sean Lennon

Mike Myers ... Delivery Boy (uncredited)

Directed by
Sandor Stern 
Writing credits
Sandor Stern (teleplay)

Sandor Stern (story) &
Edward Hume (story)

Produced by
John J. McMahon .... executive producer
Terance T. Power .... associate producer
Aida Young .... producer
Cinematography by
Alan Hume 
Film Editing by
Ralph Sheldon 
Casting by
Rebecca Howard 
Julie Hughes 
Barry Moss 
Production Design by
Leo Austin 
Kandy Stern 
Costume Design by
Elizabeth Waller 
Makeup Department
Stevie Hall .... key hair stylist
Lindy Shaw .... chief makeup
Production Management
Dominic Fulford .... production supervisor
George Manasse .... production manager
Peter S. Palmer .... executive in charge of production
Gerald Rubin .... executive in charge of production
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Peter Bennett Jr. .... second assistant director
Peter Bennett .... first assistant director
Tim Lewis .... third assistant director
Michael Tadross .... first assistant director
Art Department
Eddie Francis .... property master
Bill Waldron .... construction manager
Sound Department
Bill Burgess .... sound recordist
Alfred Cox .... sound editor
Chris Gurney .... second boom operator: playback
Trevor Pyke .... sound re-recordist
David Sutton .... boom operator
Camera and Electrical Department
Alan Barry .... best boy
Bob Bremner .... gaffer
Mike Frift .... camera operator
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Stephen Cornish .... wardrobe master
Editorial Department
Tim Arrowsmith .... assistant editor
Peter Baldock .... first assistant editor
Location Management
Glynn Purcell .... location manager
Music Department
Tony Britten .... musical director
Other crew
Jean Bourne .... script supervisor
Polly Chung .... production coordinator
Elliot Mintz .... technical advisor
Maggie Tyler .... production coordinator

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180 min
Color (Technicolor)
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Did You Know?

Mark Lindsay Chapman was initially cast as John Lennon but lost the part because his name was similar to that of Lennon's assassin Mark David Chapman. Chapman later played Lennon in Chapter 27 (2007).See more »
Factual errors: John's hair is shown at shoulder-length for most of the early 1970s portions of the movie. In fact, John's hair was usually collar-length through these years, and he spent much of 1973 shaved bald.See more »
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3 out of 5 people found the following review useful.
Pretty good effort but a reflection of the times in which it was made., 20 April 2010
Author: fivefids from United States

I remember hearing about this movie when it was in the planning stages and one news agency was reporting that Mark Lindsay Chapman was turned down for the part of John Lennon, as was Julian Lennon. I saw the last half of this when it originally aired in December 1985 and have wanted to see it again ever since. I purchased a copy on ebay in 2005 and have viewed it several times since. For a TV movie, I'd say it was better than average as far as acting and technical aspects are concerned, with the exception of the actors who played the other 3 Beatles which I felt fell into caricatures of Paul, George and Ringo with obvious fake mustaches, but other than that, overall pretty good. Mark McGann looked a lot like John Lennon but Kim Miroyi really does not look at all like Yoko Ono. I think this was a pretty objective portrayal as far as specific events and characters but overall, I think it falls into the same trap many Lennon tributes do and that is they leave the viewer with the impression that he was more 'saintly' than he really was. John Lennon was not a martyred saint but rather the victim of a random and tragic act of violence. John's ex-wife Cynthia has often stated "He's no saint, never was" but the way this movie raps up you could be left with that impression. Perhaps because it was made in the mid-80s, this movie portrays John Lennon as having changed into "Mr. Conservative" toward the end of his life. While he had matured and embraced and espoused family values, the portrayal of him with short hair and conservative dress toward the end of the movie may be a bit inaccurate. Lennon's untimely death was/is indeed a tragedy and overall this movie is pretty fair in its portrayal but the transformation at the end seems out of place. I still feel that watching it is time well spent.

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