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In His Life: The John Lennon Story (2000)

A film about the early life of the rock musician and his burgeoning career as a member of the Beatles.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Philip McQuillan ...
Daniel McGowan ...
Paul McCartney (as Daniel McGowen)
Brian Epstein
Christine Kavanagh ...
Julia Lennon
Mimi Smith
Cynthia Lennon
Stuart Sutcliffe
Christian Ealey ...
Ringo Starr
Paul Broughton ...
Michael Ryan ...
Rory Quinn
Pálína Jónsdóttir ...
Brian Yarwood ...
Mr. Ames
Peter Eckhorn


A film about the early life of the rock musician and his burgeoning career as a member of the Beatles.

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From a boy with a dream to the Beatle who rocked the world.


Biography | Drama | Music

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Rated PG-13 for brief violence, some sexuality, drug content and language | See all certifications »




Release Date:

3 December 2000 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

A John Lennon történet  »

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1.33 : 1
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The scene on Blackpool beach in 1946 shows a lighthouse. This looked ridiculous as there has never been such a structure along Blackpool's stretch of coast. See more »


References The Wild One (1953) See more »

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it would have been neat to be there
23 July 2008 | by See all my reviews

I came across "In His Life: The John Lennon Story" on TV a few nights ago. While not quite attaining the quality of "Backbeat", it certainly gives one a feeling of growing up in Liverpool in the 1950s. One can understand the teenage John Lennon's attitude towards society, especially since his love of rock 'n' roll fueled his political views. I'll probably never be able to understand how terrible it must have been for him to lose his mother so young (Paul also lost his mother young, and Ringo knew only his mother; George was the only Beatle who spent his whole childhood with both parents). I think that I might have heard about Brian Epstein's homosexuality, but I never knew that he was basically smitten with John.

All in all, this is certainly worth seeing, if you can find it. Not a masterpiece, but it sure made me wish that I could have been in Liverpool in the '50s. There will just never be anything else like the Beatles in our lifetimes.

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