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The Rutles: All You Need Is Cash (1978)

Not Rated | | Comedy, Music | TV Movie 22 March 1978
Charts the adventures of the prefab four, possibly the most famous band of all time.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Dirk McQuickly / The Narrator / S.J. Krammerhead
John Halsey ... Barry Wom
Ricky Fataar ... Stig O'Hara (as Rikki Fataar)
Neil Innes ... Ron Nasty
... Eric Manchester
... The Interviewer
... Martini
... Ron Decline
... Brian Thigh
... Mrs. Emily Pules
... Bill Murray the K.
... Mrs. Iris Mountbatten / Chastity
... A Hells Angel (as Ron Wood)
... Leggy Mountbatten
... Arthur Sultan
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Rutland Weekend Television takes a look at the Pre-fab Four: Dirk, Barry, Stig and Nasty; better known as the Rutles. This documentary follows their career from their early days in Liverpool and Hamburg's infamous Rat-Keller, to their amazing worldwide success. A parody of Beatlemania and the many serious documentaries made about the Beatles. Written by Alexander Lum <aj_lum@postoffice.utas.edu.au>

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Eric Idle's classic spoof of The Beatles See more »

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22 March 1978 (USA)  »

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All You Need Is Cash  »

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$200,000 (estimated)
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While all Rutles were mostly referred in the movie by their first names, Ron Nasty was mostly referred in the movie by his last name "Nasty", mostly noticeable in the first introduction "The pre-fab four Dirk, Nasty, Stig and Barry". See more »

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In one scene the Pre-Fab Four are in front of a wall with some graffiti in it. The words spell the name of a group that didn't form until 1972: Be Bop Deluxe. See more »

Quotes

Reporter: It must have been a great honor, meeting the queen.
Ron Nasty: Yes, it must have been.
Reporter: What did she ask you?
Barry Wom: She asked us who we were. And then to get out.
Reporter: What did you say?
Dirk McQuickly: [pointing at Ron Nasty] I said I was him.
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Spoofs Let It Be (1970) See more »

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Let's Be Natural
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Written and Produced by Neil Innes
Performed by Neil Innes, Ollie Halsall, Ricky Fataar and John Halsey
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My review of The Rutles: All You Need Is Cash...
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A perfect blend of Monty Python and Saturday Night Live in this mock-umentary about the greatest rock group of all time, The Beatles. Eric Idle is hilarious as the interviewer/narrator, with cameos from some big-named stars, such as Mick Jagger, George Harrison, John Belushi, Michael Palin, Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, Lorne Michaels, Gilda Radner, Paul Simon and more. An instant classic if you love Monty Python, SNL, or the Beatles....


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