The Beatles travel to London to perform on television. Along the way they must rescue Paul's unconventional grandfather from various misadventures and drummer Ringo goes missing just before the crucial concert.Written by
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Paul McCartney's grandfather tells a policeman that he is "a soldier of the Republic". This is a reference to the IRA and shows the links to Irish immigration to Liverpool. He quotes from the song, "A Nation Once Again" written in the 1840s by Thomas Osborne Davis (1814-45), one of the founders of the Irish independence movement. See more »
Towards the end of the film, when Paul's grandfather scams his way into the theater, he's being chased by one policeman who isn't wearing a cap. However, in the next shot, from inside the theater, Paul's grandfather is being chased by two policemen, both of whom are wearing their caps. See more »
Well, you got me here so do your worst, but by God, I'll take one of you with me! I know your game. Get me into that tiled room and then out come the rubber hoses!
Oh, there's a fire, is there?
You ugly, great brute. You have sadism stamped all over your bloated British kisser!
I'll go on hunger strike! I know your caper. The kidney punch and the rabbit clout. The third degree and the size twelve boot ankle tap.
What's he on about?
I'm a soldier for the Republic! You'll need the mahogany ...
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Opening credits: All characters and events in this film are fictitious. Any similarity to actual events, or persons living or dead, is purely coincidental See more »
The Mirimax DVD and the Universal/Alliance Blu-Ray replace the film's original mono songs with surround sound versions based on the stereo masters. There are slight differences between the recordings. See more »
Classic cinema verite has the Fab Four going hither and thither, accompanied by Paul's "very clean" grandfather John (Wilfrid Brambell). Naturally, it wouldn't be a Beatles movie without their music. And the music always fits the scene (unlike so many musicals). My favorite scene was on the train where John, Paul, George and Ringo meet a middle-aged man, and...well, let's just say that it did a really funny job showing the generation gap. In short, you can always count on the Beatles to do something great, as every one of their songs showed. They may have had a "hard" time making this movie, but they would have to agree that it was worth it; people could easily spend "days" and "nights" watching it.
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