John Lennon and Paul McCartney have a chat about their lives, and if "The Beatles" will ever reunite. The movie takes place in 1976.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Ric Reid ...
TV Interviewer
Martin Martinuzzi ...
Limo Driver
Neil Foster ...
Joe Bostick ...
Elevator Attendant
Jeremy Tracz ...
Political Activist
Dreadlocked Man (as Ian Ryan)
Scott Wickware ...
Officer Francis
Second Officer
Derek Aasland ...
Young Man
David Gardner ...
Older Man
Pixie Bigelow ...
Older Woman
Woman with Dog


In this purely fictional story, Paul McCartney drops by The Dakota to visit John Lennon in 1976. Paul is still on top of the music world, reaching #1 with his new band, Wings. John, however, has retired from public life, choosing to raise his son, Sean. Rumors are rampant that The Beatles are going to reunite to play a concert. Paul, the consummate entertainer, is intrigued by the possibilities. But John, still fighting his inner demons, is content keeping Beatlemania a thing of the past. But even though the two men are still at odds over the band, they rediscover that they still have bonds from the past that will never go away. Written by

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Rated PG-13 for drug content and language | See all certifications »




Release Date:

1 February 2000 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

En el apartamento de Lennon  »

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'John Lennon' and Paul McCartney actually did spend 24 April 1976 together as portrayed in the movie, but 'Yoko Ono' and Linda McCartney were also present. It was the last time they met. They got along so well that Paul returned the next day to see John. John would not let him in, saying, as he does in the movie, "You can't just be dropping by like it's the good old days." See more »


The lip-syncing is off while John and Paul are singing "Tumbling Tumbleweeds". See more »


Paul McCartney: [John grabs Paul and kisses him. Paul pushes him away] Get off! God... just cause Yoko's away doesn't mean you have to stop brushing your teeth.
John Lennon: You know you wanted it, you tart.
Paul McCartney: Is my name Brian?
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References Monty Python's Flying Circus (1969) See more »

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It's exactly as I imagined it!!!
7 July 2003 | by (Toronto, Ontario, Canada) – See all my reviews

Let's cut to the chase: If you're a baby-boomer, you inevitably spent some time wondering at the fact that, in 1976, McCartney had the gumption to drop in on John's city hermit life and spend the day with him. You also certainly wondered how things went. I heard the exact same reports that the writer of this film heard, from John's and Paul's perspective, and I admit that I reconstructed the meeting in pretty much the same way this film does. But none of my imaginings could have bought tears to my eyes the way this incredible piece of work and acting does. I found it amazingly lifelike, perfectly plausible and 100 % saccharin-free. Now, can anyone explain why I didn't hear of this masterpiece before it was shown by the CBC last night? I mean it's already three years old, for goodness sake! And yes, if you're a Beatles fan, this is a must-see performance! Even the subtle paraphrasing of Beatles' melodies in the background is inspired.

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