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The Linda McCartney Story (2000)

A dramatization of the life of Linda McCartney. In her early years snapping photos for Rolling Stone magazine and rubbing elbows with much of Hollywood's Elite. The story follows her ... See full summary »

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Armand Mastroianni

Writer:

Christine Berardo (teleplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Elizabeth Mitchell ... Linda McCartney
Gary Bakewell ... Paul McCartney
David Lewis ... Danny Field
Nicole Oliver
Tim Piper Tim Piper ... John Lennon
Matthew Harrison ... Mick Jagger
Aaron Grain ... Jim Morrison
Jenafor Ryane Jenafor Ryane
Moya O'Connell Moya O'Connell ... Heather McCartney
Alexander Ruurs Alexander Ruurs ... James McCartney
Michelle Skalnik Michelle Skalnik
George Segal ... Lee Eastman
Chris Cound Chris Cound ... George Harrison
Michael McMurtry ... Ringo Starr
Jane Sowerby Jane Sowerby ... Chrissy Hynde
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A dramatization of the life of Linda McCartney. In her early years snapping photos for Rolling Stone magazine and rubbing elbows with much of Hollywood's Elite. The story follows her meeting and falling in love with Paul McCartney, their marriage and what follows.

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Country:

Canada | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

21 May 2000 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

L'histoire de Linda McCartney See more »

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Stereo

Color:

Color

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1.33 : 1
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Trivia

When the Beatles are arguing over who will manage them, John, George, and Ringo refer to the agent they want to hire as "Bruce Grossman". In real life, the agent's name was Allen Klein. See more »

Goofs

During a phone conversation there are two voices saying roughly the same lines, obviously one is the script prompter feeding the lines to the person on the phone. See more »

Quotes

Linda McCartney: Mick Jagger said he'd never have his old lady on stage.
Paul McCartney: Yeah, well screw him!
Linda McCartney: I already have.
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Connections

Edited from The Rose (1979) See more »

Soundtracks

Yeh Yeh
Written by Rodgers Grand, Jon Hendrick & Pat Patrick
Performed by Georgie Fame and the Blue Flames
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Should be titled the Paul and Linda McCartney Story
21 May 2000 | by suessisSee all my reviews

Gary Bakewell is really trading in on his resemblance to Paul McCartney being as this is the second time that he has played the man. He also does a credible job at it.

The title of this movie is a little deceiving as it doesn't really tell the story of Linda, but more about her marriage to Paul. There is only one mention in this movie of her famous vegitarianism and no mention at all of her animal rights advocacy. It is a shame as these are some the things that defined Linda as a separate entity from Paul.

The love story between them is, as always, inspiring and Elizabeth Mitchell does a good job as Linda. While the flow of the story is a bit disjointed, there are some funny moments in the script as well as some revelations about her pre-Paul life (sexual encounters with Jim Morrison and Mick Jagger) that are interesting none the less. If you want the real Linda story though, you may have to get it from one of the bios written about her but not this movie.


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