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A journey into the past ... to find a future.
In 1965, Ruth Anson was a teenage reporter for ABC TV news, covering the 'teen-beat.' One of her first interviews was with the Beatles... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Ruth Anson ... Herself
Bob Billman ... The Cameraman
Shay Burbridge ... Production Assistan #1
Cliff Cordova ... The Editor
Marc Cushman ... The Director
Joseph Dammann ... The Favorite Cousin
Alice Dorsey ... Sinatra Fan

Dwight D. Eisenhower ... Himself (archive footage)

Kathryn Farren ... Production Assistan #3
Philip Franchini ... (singing voice)
Joe A. Giamalva ... The Make-Up Specialist (as Joe Giamalva)

George Harrison ... Himself (archive footage)

Bob Hope ... Himself (archive footage)
Ryan M. James ... The 2nd Unit Director (as Ryan James)

Ron Jeremy ... Himself

John Lennon ... Himself (archive footage)
William C. Martell ... Himself

Paul McCartney ... Himself (archive footage)
Lynn Meek ... The Shrink

George Murphy ... Himself (archive footage)
Susan Osborn ... The Production Coordinator
David Peterson ... (singing voice) (as David Mark Peterson)

Ronald Reagan ... Himself (archive footage)
Sally Rogan ... English Friend
Jay Simons ... Man on phone 2

Jill St. John ... Herself (archive footage)

Ringo Starr ... Himself (archive footage)
Jeff Szalay ... Man on Phone #1
Jeff Toczynski ... The Paul McCartney Impersonator

Lana Turner ... Herself (archive footage)

Jonathan Winters ... Himself (archive footage)
Yvonne Yao ... Production Assistan #2

John William Young ... Critical Friend

Directed by
Marc Cushman 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Ruth Anson  storyline consultant
Marc Cushman  written by
Susan Osborn  written by

Produced by
Ruth Anson .... co-producer
Paul Barry .... production executive
Alan Bernhoft .... associate producer
Marc Cushman .... producer
Susan Osborn .... co-producer
Original Music by
Alan Bernhoft 
Marc Cushman 
David Peterson  (as David Mark Peterson)
Cinematography by
Robert Billman 
Film Editing by
Cliff Cordova 
Camera and Electrical Department
John Dirlam .... second unit cameraman
Music Department
Alan Bernhoft .... musician
Philip Franchini .... musician
David Peterson .... musician (as David Mark Peterson)
Other crew
Cara E. Brewer .... production assistant (as Brewer Cara)

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USA:84 min
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2 out of 2 people found the following review useful.
Charmingly Nostalgic, 19 October 2008
Author: (marniealan-1) from United States

Loved it! This is a charming, nostalgic story, blended with a surprisingly brutal look behind the scenes of the contemporary "reality show" genre (that seems to be destroying television these days.) Bitingly satirical, I guess I'll never know how much of it is real and how much was fake. Even lead Ruth Anson, who the movie is all about, seems to be swept up in the momentum of the project. You get the feeling the only one who really knows is Director Marc Cushman,who plays his alter-ego, Director Marc Cushman, to maniacal perfection. Or is he playing a character? Ruth Anson's sweetness and charm carry the movie, and most of the cast seem to get genuinely angry, which is fun to watch. Beatles fans will enjoy the dead-on Beatlesque songs by Alan Bernhoft. Unexpectedly touching and uplifting on many levels. Quite a bit of originality and skill in the conception and production.

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