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Give My Regards to Broad Street (1984)

PG | | Drama, Music | 23 October 1984 (USA)
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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When the music stops, the mystery begins. See more »

Genres:

Drama | Music

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PG | See all certifications »

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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

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

Sir Paul McCartney was born on the same day as film critic Roger Ebert. McCartney once approached Ebert to ask his opinion on the movie. Ebert felt compelled to be honest and told him it was terrible. See more »

Quotes

[Paul is singing 'Yesterday' after learning the tapes are missing]
Steve: Very bloody appropriate!
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Connections

Referenced in Let's Get Real! (1999) See more »

Soundtracks

Yesterday
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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Decent music but grim and depressing **
10 June 2004 | by JoeKarlosiSee all my reviews

Paul McCartney's self-indulgent exercise in tolerance isn't much better today than it was at the time of its release. I'm a big Beatles/Solo Beatles fan and even I have never been able to warm up to this. It's gloomy, depressing, pointless and grim. The only reason to watch is for the McCartney tunes - ranging from updated renditions of old Beatles classics ("Yesterday," "Here, There and Everywhere") to some newer songs that range from the rockin' ("Not Such a Bad Boy," "No Values") to the soft and sweet ("So Bad," "No More Lonely Nights"). Most embarrassing moment is a rendition of "Silly Love Songs" with the band in ridiculous makeup as an absurd break dancer performs in the foreground; most excruciating sequence involves a never-ending dream which concludes "Eleanor Rigby". McCartney should have learned long ago with MAGICAL MYSTERY TOUR that he is not a screenplay writer. It's also terribly directed and acted.


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