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Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band (1978)

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Small town band hits it big, but they must battle a nefarious plot in the music industry.

Director:

Michael Schultz

Writers:

Henry Edwards, Tom O'Horgan (play) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Peter Frampton ... Billy Shears
Barry Gibb ... Mark Henderson
Robin Gibb ... Dave Henderson
Maurice Gibb ... Bob Henderson
Frankie Howerd ... Mr. Mustard
Paul Nicholas ... Dougie Shears
Donald Pleasence ... B.D. Hoffler
Sandy Farina ... Strawberry Fields
Dianne Steinberg Dianne Steinberg ... Lucy
Steve Martin ... Dr. Maxwell Edison
Aerosmith ... Future Villain Band (FVB)
Alice Cooper ... Marvin Sunk (the 'Sun King')
Earth Wind & Fire ... Earth, Wind & Fire
Billy Preston ... Sergeant Pepper
Stargard Stargard ... The Diamonds
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Storyline

Ever since they were sent into World War I battle in 1918, Sergeant Pepper and his Lonely Hearts Club Band of Heartland, USA have been spreading the message of joy and love to the world, which has made them and Heartland famous. Upon Sergeant Pepper's death in 1958, the band's instruments have been housed on display at Heartland City Hall as symbols of that love and joy. Before his death, Sergeant Pepper asked his adolescent grandson Billy Shears to take on the reins of forming his own band to continue to spread the message of joy and love. With Billy's brother Dougie Shears as their Manager, Billy, now an adult, and his three best friends, brothers Mark, Dave, and Bob Henderson, embark on their lives as a new Lonely Hearts Club Band. They quickly come to the attention of Hollywood music producer B.D. Hoffler Of B.D. (Big Deal) Records. With the boys off to Hollywood to spread the words of joy and love to the world, enter into Heartland the evil and demented Mr. Mustard, an ex-real ... Written by Huggo

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Only their music could conquer the forces of evil See more »


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PG | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

24 July 1978 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Banda de los corazones See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$18,000,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$20,378,470
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Dolby Stereo (35 mm prints)| 70 mm 6-Track (70 mm prints)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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Trivia

Steve Martin's performance as Dr. Maxwell Edison, singing "Maxwell's Silver Hammer", influenced his zany dentist role in Little Shop of Horrors (1986). See more »

Goofs

The bass drummer in the original Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band is out of time with the band. He is also clearly not hitting his drum. See more »


Soundtracks

Being For The Benefit of Mr. Kite
Music and Lyrics by John Lennon and Paul McCartney
Performed by Maurice Gibb, Peter Frampton, The Bee Gees, George Burns
Produced by George Martin
By Arrangement with Northern Songs Limited
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People seriously do not like this movie?
7 October 2008 | by hempick2See all my reviews

I have a very hard time believe that people do not like this movie. The storyline isn't wonderful, but it is passable. You can't watch this movie and expect it to be like an Oscar winner.

You WILL be disappointed.

I am sure of that.

The music is AMAZING, though, and that is what counts. Not to mention the star studded cast. Earth Wind and Fire, Peter Frampton, The Bee Gees, Aerosmith, and more. It is one of my favorite movies of all time. Any fan of the Beatles or music in general probably feels the same way.

To all the people that voted 10, I salute you. To all the people that voted 1, rethink your lives.


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