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Help! (1965)

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Ringo finds himself the human sacrifice target of a cult and the band must try to protect him from it.

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
... The Beatles
... Clang
... Ahme
... Foot
... Algernon
... Bhuta
... Superintendent
Alfie Bass ... Doorman
... Abdul
... Jeweller
Bruce Lacey ... Lawnmower
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Storyline

An Eastern cult discovers that the sacrificial ring is missing. Ringo, drummer of The Beatles band has it; sent by the girl (who's to be sacrificed) as a gift. Clang, Ahme, Bhuta and several cult members leave for London to retrieve the ring. After several failed attempts to steal the ring, they confront him in an Indian restaurant. Ringo learns that if he does not return the ring soon, he will become the next sacrifice. Ringo then discovers that the ring is stuck on his finger. Its a race against time; John, Paul, and George try to protect their friend while they're all being chased not only by Clang and his minions, but also by two mad scientists and the chief inspector of Scotland yard. Will Ringo be saved, or will he be sacrificed? Written by Erin Pelicano

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Stop Worrying! HELP! Is On The Way! See more »


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25 August 1965 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

¡Socorro!  »

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$1,500,000 (estimated)
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Trivia

It is a popular belief that the first time John appeared in public wearing his trademark glasses was in film How I Won the War (1967). This is not true; John can be seen wearing his granny glasses during the scene in which the Beatles are in disguise at an airport, waiting for a flight to the Bahamas. In an earlier scene at the Indian restaurant, John can be seen spooning the same pair - or same type - of glasses out of his soup. See more »

Goofs

When Ringo's watch and stuff get sucked onto the magnetic elevator wall, you can see some of the strings connected to the various items that pull everything to the wall. See more »

Quotes

Clang: Quickly, quickly.
Bhuta: Yes, yes.
Clang: In, in.
Bhuta: Right, right.
Clang: All in together now Sir.
[Harrods van won't start]
Clang: What! Arrgghh!
Bhuta: Shilling
Clang: Shilling?
Bhuta: Oh, Shilling.
[...]
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Crazy Credits

During the closing credits, you can see Paul McCartney take a bong hit, then proceed to blow smoke into the camera. See more »

Connections

Referenced in The Wonder Years: Pilot (1988) See more »

Soundtracks

Ticket to Ride
(1965) (uncredited)
Written by John Lennon with Paul McCartney
Performed by The Beatles
Published by Capitol Records
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THE BEST MOVIE OF ITS KIND...
5 December 2001 | by See all my reviews

...What kind of movie, you might ask? Comedy? Spy Thriller? Or just zany madcap nonsense? It doesn't matter. I've seen it many times over the past 30 years and it just gets better with age. The music of course, is phenomenal-and you don't have to be a die-hard Beatles fan to appreciate this musical comedy masterpiece.

Rating: ***** out of *****


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