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I Wanna Hold Your Hand (1978)

PG | | Comedy, Music, Romance | 1978 (UK)
In 1964, six teenagers from New Jersey run off to see The Beatles perform on The Ed Sullivan Show (1948) in the hope of meeting their idols. However, they don't have tickets. Along the way, they learn new things about friendship and growing up.

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Robert Zemeckis
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Nancy Allen ... Pam Mitchell
Bobby Di Cicco ... Tony Smerko
Marc McClure ... Larry Dubois
Susan Kendall Newman Susan Kendall Newman ... Janis Goldman
Theresa Saldana ... Grace Corrigan
Wendie Jo Sperber ... Rosie Petrofsky
Eddie Deezen ... Richard 'Ringo' Klaus
Christian Juttner ... Peter Plimpton
Will Jordan ... Ed Sullivan
Read Morgan ... Peter's Father
Claude Earl Jones ... Al
James Houghton ... Eddie
Michael Hewitson Michael Hewitson ... Neil
Dick Miller ... Sgt. Bresner
Vito Carenzo Vito Carenzo ... CBS Security Guard
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Storyline

If they missed Beatles' first appearance in the U.S.A. they would hate themselves for the rest of their lives! So they (six teenagers from New Jersey) set off even though they don't have tickets for the show! The journey is full of surprises and misfortunes but the young ladies are determined to reach to their idols... Written by Xenophon Tsakanikas <ftpadmin@antigoni.med.auth.gr>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

...the Beatles legend begins See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Music | Romance

Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »

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Trivia

The February 7, 1964 issue of "Time" is seen in the Beatles' hotel room. Maurice Couve de Murville, the French Minister of Foreign Affairs from 1958 to 1968, is depicted on the cover. See more »

Goofs

When Tony Smerko catches Larry DuBois selling fragments of Beatles bed sheets in a building entryway, he knocks the stack out of Larry's hands and they are shown scattered around their feet on the floor. Tony goes on to berate Larry for a moment in a shot from the waist up, with neither of them bending down to pick up the sheet fragments, but when they proceed to walk off together, the stack of sheet fragments is gone. See more »

Quotes

Ed Sullivan: And so, I want you to be prepared for excessive screaming, hysteria, hyperventilation, fainting, fits, seizures, spasmodic convulsions, even attempted suicides. All perfectly normal. Merely means that these youngsters are enjoying themselves.
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Soundtracks

Please, Please Me
Written by John Lennon and Paul McCartney
Performed by The Beatles
Courtesy of EMI Records Limited
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It's Better Than You Might Think
4 August 1999 | by IrisNo11See all my reviews

I thought that this was one of the most interesting comedies ever! It's hysterically funny from one point to another about these three young girls who are HUGE fans of the Beatles and would do anything just to see them on Ed Sullivan. What a great idea for a movie. It's amazing! It's one of the greatest films I ever saw, and that anyone can enjoy!


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1978 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Beatles 4-Ever See more »

Filming Locations:

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Box Office

Budget:

$2,700,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$1,944,682

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$1,944,682
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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