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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

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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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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

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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

When Linda first arrives at Paul's London home the loud sound of cicadas is heard outside. The London night does not sound like this. 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 Working Girl (1988) See more »

Soundtracks

Back Door
Written by Willie Dixon
Performed by "Peace Frog"
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Selling Linda Short
2 February 2005 | by junebugg61966See all my reviews

I won't comment about the overall production values of this movie (other than to commend the acting jobs of all of the players), but as a documentary it really fails, and sells Linda McCartney very short. It could have been titled "The Mrs. Paul McCartney Story", or better yet, "The Mrs. Beatle Story".

Linda McCartney was a lifelong photographer of some repute, yet none of her photographs are shown or talked about. We get to see the break-up of the Beatles up-close, yet the details of Linda's life before and outside of her marriage to Paul McCartney are almost entirely omitted.

Unbelievably, Linda's work for animal issues and vegetarianism are barely mentioned. These activities are what defined Linda McCartney (or, at least, how she defined herself), yet more time is devoted to reproducing Beatles recording sessions than to dealing with them. Linda stated during her lifetime that motherhood was her most important job, but we see virtually none of her relationships with her four children.

This movie was a real disappointment. Less a tribute than an insult to the innovative and influential Linda McCartney.


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