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Director:
Writer (WGA):
Christine Berardo (teleplay)
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Release Date:
21 May 2000 (USA) See more »
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Much better than average TV-movie. See more (24 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)

Elizabeth Mitchell ... Linda McCartney
Gary Bakewell ... Paul McCartney

David Lewis ... Danny Field

Nicole Oliver
Tim Piper ... John Lennon

Matthew Harrison ... Mick Jagger

Aaron Grain ... Jim Morrison
Jenafor Ryane
Moya O'Connell ... Heather McCartney
Alexander Ruurs ... James McCartney
Michelle Skalnik

George Segal ... Lee Eastman
Chris Cound ... George Harrison

Michael McMurtry ... Ringo Starr

Jane Sowerby ... Chrissy Hynde
Paul Magel ... John Eastman

Linda Ko ... Yoko Ono

Andrew Wheeler ... Dr. Mason

John B. Lowe ... British Vice-Counsel
Donna Yamamoto ... Japanese News Reporter
Hiromoto Ida ... Japanese Customs Officer

Hiro Kanagawa ... Senior Narcotics Officer

Barry W. Levy ... Dr. Bone Marrow (as Barry Levy)

Juno Ruddell ... Wanda
Sarah J. Kamal ... Joanie (as Sarah Hattingh)
Kirsten Kilburn ... Scruff #1

Meghan Black ... Scruff #2
Gina Stockdale ... Maggie
Graeme Andrews ... Judge

Claude Duhamel ... Keith Richards
Rafe McDonald ... Brian Jones
Mitchell Parsons ... Bill Wyman
Marke Driesschen ... Reporter (as Mark Driesschen)
Norman Armour ... Reporter #2
Suzanne Palmer ... English Reporter

Jodelle Ferland ... Heather - Age 5-6 (as Jodelle Micah Ferland)
Jillian Marie ... Heather - Age 7-10

Kirsten Prout ... Stella - Age 8
Madeleine Campbell ... Mary (Age 10)
Doug Abrahams ... Press Coordinator
David Bloom ... Editor
Vince Flueck ... Charlie Watts (as Vincent Flueck)

Catherine Lough Haggquist ... Paris Restaurant Patron

Ingrid Torrance ... Galley Patron

G. Michael Gray ... Paul's Good Mate
Mark Gash ... Administrator
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Richard Cummins ... Bag 'O Nails Patron
John Verhaeven ... Andy Warhol

Michele Cummins ... Paul's biggest fan (uncredited)

Directed by
Armand Mastroianni 
 
Writing credits
(WGA)
Christine Berardo (teleplay)

Produced by
Barnet Bain .... executive producer
Stephen Deutsch .... executive producer (as Stephen Simon)
Darren Frankel .... associate producer
Tom Patricia .... executive producer
Jacobus Rose .... producer
 
Original Music by
J. Peter Robinson 
 
Cinematography by
David Burr (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Terry Blythe 
 
Casting by
Coreen Mayrs 
Lori Openden 
 
Production Design by
Linda Del Rosario 
Richard Paris 
 
Set Decoration by
Dominique Fauquet-Lemaitre 
 
Costume Design by
Monique Prudhomme 
 
Makeup Department
Julie McHaffie .... hair stylist
Bill Terezakis .... prosthetic supplier
Jacky Wilkinson .... makeup artist
 
Production Management
Eileen Fields .... production supervisor: Los Angeles second unit
Fran Rosati .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Melissa Lee Anderson .... third assistant director
Mark D. Currie .... second assistant director
Allan Harmon .... first assistant director
Carl Lawrence Ludwig .... first assistant director: Los Angeles
Jacobus Rose .... second unit director
 
Art Department
Ea Birkett .... assistant property master
Jared Brown .... on-set dresser
Clare Davis .... construction coordinator
R.D. 'Luther' Fairbairn .... property master (as Luther Fairbairn)
Nancy Ford .... assistant art director
Trevor Oleksy .... best boy greens
Christine Shaw .... set dresser
David Paul Hewitt White .... set dresser
 
Sound Department
Bob Arons .... sound effects editor
Kami Asgar .... sound effects editor
Eric Behrend .... sound re-recording mixer
Graham Crowell .... boom operator
Paul Drenning .... adr mixer
Gerry Lentz .... sound re-recording mixer
Kevin Maloney .... boom operator
Robert L. Manahan .... sound re-recording mixer (as Bob Manahan)
Michael O'Corrigan .... sound supervisor
Ralph Parker .... sound
Elizabeth Rainey .... foley artist
Kyle Rochlin .... foley mixer
Tim Tuchrello .... assistant sound editor
Kerri Wilson .... adr supervisor
Paula J. Newman .... adr artist (uncredited)
John Taylor .... sound mixer (uncredited)
 
Visual Effects by
Simon Lacey .... visual effects supervisor
 
Stunts
Crystal Dalman .... stunt double
Leanne Hindle .... stunt performer (as Leanne Buchanan)
J.J. Makaro .... stunt coordinator
Lori Stewart .... stunt double
Lon Sunders .... stunt coordinator
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Chris McMullin .... camera operator
Don Saari .... gaffer
Gary J. Williams .... key grip (as Gary Williams)
David Kohler .... lamp operator (uncredited)
 
Casting Department
James Forsyth .... extras casting
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Nancy Duggan .... assistant costume designer
Glenna Owen .... set costumer
Ann Russell .... set costumer supervisor
 
Editorial Department
Michael Hatzer .... color timer
Jamie McNary .... assistant editor
Thor Roos .... color timer: dailies (uncredited)
 
Music Department
John McCullough .... music supervisor
Allan K. Rosen .... music editor (as Allen Rosen)
Rick Winquest .... music recording engineer
 
Transportation Department
Dennis Houser .... transportation coordinator
 
Other crew
Debbie Coe .... animal wrangler (as Debra Coe)
Ashley Fester .... location scout
Jennifer Harland .... background coordinator
Laurie Hawes .... production accountant
Ken Hovgaard .... location scout
Terry Mialkowsky .... co-location manager
Terry J. Murray .... script supervisor (as Terry Murray)
Ed Nesling .... location manager
Sandra Palmer .... production coordinator
Jamie Payton .... horse wrangler
Anna-Marie Plosz .... assistant production coordinator
Allan J. Ross .... location production assistant
 

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Runtime:
90 min
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
Gary Bakewell previously portrayed Paul MacCartney in the film Backbeat (1994).See more »
Goofs:
Factual errors: Paul and Linda marry in a "Registry Office" according to the sign above the door and the news reporter's voiceover. It is actually called a Register Office - there is not such thing as a "Registry Office".See more »
Quotes:
Linda McCartney:Mick Jagger said he'd never have his old lady on stage.
Paul McCartney:Yeah, well screw him!
Linda McCartney:I already have.
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Movie Connections:
Edited from Working Girl (1988)See more »
Soundtrack:
Yeh YehSee more »

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9 out of 10 people found the following review useful.
Much better than average TV-movie., 22 May 2000
Author: Hermit C-2 from Marietta, GA, USA

To me, most TV-movies seem like they are made by the same production company, with all the elements shoved into a big blender and the results poured into various standard molds. They may look a little different, but the taste is usually bland and generic. Over the past couple of years, several TV flicks with a rock & roll theme have been especially disappointing. Happily, 'The Linda McCartney Story' is not one of them.

This movie about a well-known contemporary love story manages to be effective and moving without being overly sentimental and cloying. Elizabeth Mitchell does a decent job in the title role. She's not a double for the real Linda, but that's OK, and she's always believable. Gary Bakewell, on the other hand, does look a lot like Paul McCartney (he played him in the excellent movie 'Backbeat') and he does a thoroughly convincing job. Most of the real-life characters portrayed here resemble their counterparts, but the thrust of the movie is on the story rather than slavishly recreating the look of any particular time period.

The movie wisely concentrates on the couple's relationship and doesn't spend a lot of time trying to duplicate the music of the Beatles and Wings. Its greatest success may be its pacing, as it is able to crowd thirty years of story into a little over and hour and a half, giving attention to most of the important events in Paul and Linda's lives without making the film fell too rushed. All in all this is a good movie for fans of the McCartneys and one that more casual observers might be interested in.

One other note: Allen Klein, the Beatles' ex-business manager, must still cast a mighty fearsome shadow. He's never depicted on camera in this film and is referred to as "Bruce Grossman."

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