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Give My Regards to Broad Street (1984)

Sir Paul McCartney's recording of his new album is complicated by the fact that the master tapes of his recordings are missing.

Director:

Peter Webb

Writer:

Paul McCartney (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
John Burgess John Burgess ... Chauffeur
Bryan Brown ... Steve
Philip Jackson ... Alan
Ian Hastings Ian Hastings ... Harry
Marie Collett Marie Collett ... Valerie
Paul McCartney ... Paul
Graham Dene Graham Dene ... Disk Jockey (voice)
Anthony Bate ... City Banker
Leonard Fenton Leonard Fenton ... Company Accountant
Jeremy Child ... Record Company Executive 1
Richard Kane Richard Kane ... Record Company Executive 2
Antony Brown ... Police Inspector (as Anthony Brown)
Donald Douglas ... Police Detective
Alison McGuire Alison McGuire ... Blue-Rinsed Lady
Rosina Stewart Rosina Stewart ... Blue-Rinsed Lady
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Storyline

Paul McCartney plays himself in another exaggerated "Day In the Life." Included are fictional scenes of the star preparing to film two videos, rehearsing in a loft, playing for the BBC, and even dreaming up a rather horrific nightmare. A loosely developed plot about missing master tapes ties all these events together Written by Ed Chen <echen@bcm.tmc.edu>

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The Movie, The Musical, The McCartney Magic See more »

Genres:

Drama | Music

Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

23 October 1984 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Broad Street See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$9,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$540,534, 28 October 1984, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$1,393,501
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Director Peter Webb once said of this movie: "I liked the film's Runyonesque feel and its irony. It's a totally imaginary story. What I've attempted to do is to make a film that is as original as the music within it, and as inventive. There's a mystical element in McCartney's music. The movie has a dream-like quality, its strength is its simplicity." See more »

Quotes

Alan: There's gonna be all kinds of complications we haven't even thought about yet.
Steve: Yeah? What?
Alan: Well, I hadn't thought about them yet.
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Referenced in Let's Get Real! (1999) See more »

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Wanderlust
Performed by Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr, The Philip Jones Brass Ensemble, Philip Jones, Paul Archibald, Jeff Bryant, John Pigneguy, Raymond Premru, Michael Thompson, James Watson
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Not for every Beatles fan
24 February 2002 | by Rupert__PupkinSee all my reviews

I don't like reviews that take the liberty of speaking for me. Most of the previous reviews say things like, 'if you're a Beatles fan, you'll love this movie'; or 'this movie is for every McCartney fan,' etc.

I may be the biggest Beatles fan in the state and probably the biggest Paul McCartney fan in the country, but the fact remains that this movie is terrible. It's just plain boring, no two ways about it.

Two of the three new songs, "No Values" and "Not Such a Bad Boy" are mediocre at best. The script drags, the acting is sub-par, and the plot is uninteresting.

The only part I liked was when Paul was buskin' it on the street with his guitar, a glimpse of how easy music comes to him. That's also my favorite version of "Yesterday." I wish I could get it on CD.

Paul is the best, but Give my Regards to Broadstreet is garbage. Not every Beatles fan will enjoy it. This one didn't.


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