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I Wanna Hold Your Hand ()


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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,... See more »

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Pam Mitchell
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Tony Smerko
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Larry Dubois
Susan Kendall Newman ...
Janis Goldman
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Grace Corrigan
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Rosie Petrofsky
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Richard 'Ringo' Klaus
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Peter Plimpton
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Ed Sullivan
Read Morgan ...
Peter's Father
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Al
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Eddie
Michael Hewitson ...
Neil
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Sgt. Bresner
Vito Carenzo ...
CBS Security Guard
Luke Andreas ...
Police Officer In Alley
Roberta Lee Carroll ...
Cafeteria Girl #1
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Cafeteria Girl #2
Irene Arranga ...
Flatbush Club: Sheet Girl
Carole H. Field ...
Club Leader
Nancy Osborne ...
Amazon
Newt Arnold ...
Barber (as Newton Arnold)
Wil Albert ...
Mr. Goldman
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Hotel Guard-Lobby
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Lou The Guard
Martin Fiscoe ...
Elevator Operator
Marilyn Stader ...
Woman In Elevator (as Marilyn Moe)
Michael Ross Verona ...
TV Reporter
Marilyn Fox ...
Hysterical Interviewee
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Cindy The Hooker
Gene LeBell ...
Theatre Cop: Reese
Victor Brandt ...
Theatre Cop: Foley
Roger Pancake ...
Police Sergeant
Kimberly Spengel ...
Sheet Girl
Bob Maroff ...
Bartender
Ivy Bethune ...
Foreign Woman
Craig Spengel ...
Beatle Protester #1
Frankie Verroca ...
Beatle Protester #2 (as Frank Verroca)
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Smerko's Driver
Ed Call ...
Reporter (as Edward Call)
John Malloy ...
Reporter
Larry Pines ...
Reporter
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Reporter
Poppy Lagos ...
Reporter
Robyn Petty ...
Autograph Girl #1
Paula Watson ...
Autograph Girl #2
The Romanos Dog Act
Murray the 'K' ...
Himself
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Himself (in New York) (uncredited) (archiveFootage)
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Nightclub Partier (uncredited)
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Himself (uncredited) (archiveFootage)
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George Harrison (uncredited)
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Himself (in New York) (uncredited) (archiveFootage)
Jimmy Nickerson ...
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George Sawaya ...
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Himself (in New York) (uncredited) (archiveFootage)
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New York Door Man (uncredited)
Chuck Waters ...
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Ringo Fan (uncredited)

Directed by

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Robert Zemeckis

Written by

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Robert Zemeckis ... (written by) &
Bob Gale ... (written by)

Produced by

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Tamara Asseyev ... producer
Bob Gale ... associate producer
Alexandra Rose ... producer (as Alex Rose)
Steven Spielberg ... executive producer

Cinematography by

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Donald M. Morgan ... director of photography

Film Editing by

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Frank Morriss

Editorial Department

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Jerry Garcia ... assistant film editor
Stephen Mark ... assistant editor (uncredited)

Casting By

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Sally Dennison

Art Direction by

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Peter Jamison

Set Decoration by

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John M. Dwyer ... (set decorations) (as John Dwyer)

Costume Design by

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Rosanna Norton ... (as Roseanna Norton)

Makeup Department

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Don Angier ... makeup artist
Patricia Burck ... hair stylist (as Patti Burck)
Barbara Guedel ... makeup artist
Diane Pepper ... hair stylist (as Dianne Pepper)

Production Management

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Wallace Worsley Jr. ... unit production manager (as Wally Worsley)

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Newt Arnold ... first assistant director (as Newton Arnold)
Dan Kolsrud ... second assistant director
Robert Villar ... second assistant director

Art Department

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Vic Petrotta Jr. ... property master

Sound Department

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Charles L. Campbell ... sound effects editor
Robert Glass ... rerecording mixer
Robert Knudson ... rerecording mixer (as Buzz Knudson)
Don MacDougall ... rerecording mixer
Don Sharpless ... sound
Allan Bromberg ... assistant: sound editor (uncredited)
Weldon Brown ... adr mixer (uncredited)

Special Effects by

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Curtis Dickson ... special effects

Visual Effects by

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Bill Taylor ... matte photography
Albert Whitlock ... special visual effects

Stunts

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Leslie Hoffman ... stunts
Jimmy Nickerson ... stunt driver (as Jim Nickerson)
George Sawaya ... stunt driver
Rick Sawaya ... stunts
Chuck Waters ... stunts
Janet Brady ... stunts (uncredited)
Leslie Hoffman ... stunt double: Wendie Jo Sperber (uncredited)
Gene LeBell ... stunts (uncredited)
Rick Sawaya ... assistant stunt coordinator (uncredited)

Camera and Electrical Department

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Don Christie ... stillman
Alan Landaker ... video supervisor
Christopher Lynch ... gaffer
Robert D. McBride ... camera assistant (as Robert McBride)
Bob Mundell ... best boy (as Robert F. Mundell Jr.)
Michael Nash ... camera assistant
Chris Schwiebert ... camera operator
Calvin Sterry ... key grip (as Cal Sterry)
Joseph A. Unsinn ... video operator (as Joe Unsinn III)

Casting Department

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Stanzi Stokes ... casting assistant (as Stanzi Foster)
Barbara Walch ... extra casting

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Shari Feldman ... costumer: women
Kathleen McGregor ... wardrobe
Paul Moscowitz ... costumer: men (as Paul Moscovitz)
Chuck Velasco ... wardrobe

Music Department

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The Beatles ... all songs performed by / playback singer (uncredited)

Transportation Department

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Eugene Schwartz ... transportation captain (as Gene Schwartz)
Chris Haynes ... driver (uncredited)

Other crew

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Rich Correll ... technical advisor
Betty A. Griffin ... script supervisor (as Betty Abbott Griffin)
Dan Perri ... title designer
Marianne Porlier ... production secretary
Dan Price ... film researcher

Thanks

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Robert Freeman ... the producers wish to acknowledge the following for their cooperation in supplying various photographic material used in this film:
Dezo Hoffman ... the producers wish to acknowledge the following for their cooperation in supplying various photographic material used in this film:
Crew believed to be complete

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Storyline

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Plot Summary

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

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Taglines ...the Beatles legend begins See more »
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Also Known As
  • Beatles 4-Ever (United States)
  • Beatlemania (United States)
  • Crazy Day (France)
  • Locos por ellos (Spain)
  • Chce trzymac cie za reke (Poland)
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Runtime
  • 104 min
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Budget $2,700,000 (estimated)

Did You Know?

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Trivia Director Robert Zemeckis' feature debut, as well as his first of many collaborations with producer Steven Spielberg. Despite the film's relatively modest budget (approximately $2.8 million), Universal Studios were uneasy with Spielberg's choice in hiring the unproven director. To prevent Zemeckis from being fired, executive Ned Tanen made Spielberg agree that if Zemeckis was doing a markedly poor job, Spielberg would step in and direct the film himself. This way, Universal could hardly lose: they would either have given a new whiz-kid director his first chance, or they would have gained another Spielberg film to release. See more »
Goofs Smerko tries to stop the Beatles by disabling a 1970s-vintage microwave dish in 1964. See more »
Movie Connections Features Episode #17.19 (1964). See more »
Soundtracks I Want to Hold Your Hand See more »
Crazy Credits Pre opening credits: NEW YORK CITY Saturday, February 8, 1964 2:15/2:16 P.M. See more »
Quotes Rosie Petrofsky: [the Beatles limo is taking off] Look, There they go!
Richard 'Ringo' Klaus: Hey, wait a minute! That limo got Jersey plates!
Tony Smerko: [Hesitates] Nah, it couldn't be.
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