A pre-fame Beatles head for the seedy clubs of Hamburg in search of success. The band meet up with a group of trendy German beatniks, one of whom (Astrid Kircherr) bass guitarist Stuart Sutcliffe falls in love with. Whilst best friend John Lennon can only watch, Sutcliffe has to choose between rock 'n roll and a new life in Germany... Written by
He Had To Choose Between His Best Friend... The Woman He Loved... And The Greatest Rock 'n' Roll Band In the World.
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Did You Know?
During the montage of the Beatles performing at the club, there is inter-cutting of a stripper performing on the stage. The Beatles often alternated their performances with other bands and strippers. It has been stated in many accounts of the Beatles' days in Hamburg that not only were there female strippers, but there were transvestite strippers as well. See more
The train carriage at Hamburg station has a date of 22.2.90 stenciled at the bottom. This will be the date of the last full service, 3 years before filming but 30 years after the action. See more
I liked your show. You had fun.
Fun? You call that fun?
What do you call it?
I call it three days and nights without sleep. I call it too long between drinks. I call it dying for a piss. I call it hard fuckin' day's night.
Is he always like this?
No. You'd be surprised. He can be quite bitter and twisted.
At the very end of the end titles, long after all the other music credits have run, one last music credit appears on the otherwise blank screen: "TIME TO GO HOME, Written by Maria Bird, Published by Minder Music." See more
References Eddie and the Cruisers
Kiss Me Honey
Written & Composed by Albon Timothy & Peter Warne
Performed by Marcelle Duprey
By kind permission of Lakeview Music Publishing Co Ltd See more