A compilation of found footage featuring music, interviews, and stories of The Beatles' 250 concerts from 1963 to 1966.

Director:

Ron Howard

Writers:

Mark Monroe, P.G. Morgan (story consultant)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
The Beatles ... Themselves (archive footage)
John Lennon ... Self (archive footage)
George Harrison ... Self (archive footage)
Paul McCartney ... Self
Ringo Starr ... Self
Richard Curtis ... Self - Writer, Director
Frank Phillips Frank Phillips ... Self - BBC Radio Newsreader (voice) (archive footage)
Leonard Parkin Leonard Parkin ... Self - BBC Radio Newsreader (voice) (archive footage)
Carroll James Carroll James ... Self - WWDC Disc Jockey (voice) (archive footage)
Marsha Albert Marsha Albert ... Self (voice) (archive footage)
Eddie Izzard ... Self
Ed Sullivan ... Self (archive footage)
Whoopi Goldberg ... Self
Neil Aspinall ... Self - Beatles touring manager 1962-1970
Brian Epstein ... Self - Beatles Manager (archive footage)
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Storyline

In the 1960s, the Beatles exploded on to the public scene, seemingly out of nowhere as the band's formative years of constant performing at home and in Hamburg, and Brian Epstein's grooming, finally paid off beyond their wildest dreams. Accompanying new interviews of the remaining Beatles, their associates and fans as well as archival interviews of the late ones, this film features footage of the heady concert years of 1963 to 66 when the band became a worldwide cultural phenomena topping them all. Furthermore, it also follows how the Fab Four began to change and grow while the excitement of Beatlemania began to sour their lives into an intolerable slog they needed to escape from to become more than what their fans wanted. Written by Kenneth Chisholm (kchishol@rogers.com)

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Taglines:

The band you know. The story you don't.

Genres:

Documentary | Music

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Trivia

The digital remastering of The Beatles' recordings for the soundtrack was engineered by Giles Martin, son of the Beatles' legendary producer, George Martin. See more »

Goofs

After Brian Epstein was introduced in the film, his interview said he first saw them at the Cavern Club. They showed a picture of The Beatles at the Cavern Club with Ringo Starr. When Mr. Epstein first saw the Beatles, Pete Best was the drummer. See more »

Quotes

Ringo Starr: Y'know, like, I can talk like I'm from Liverpool,
[points to the camera]
Ringo Starr: fuck you, I'm tellin' you, don't give me any hard time.
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Connections

References A Hard Day's Night (1964) See more »

User Reviews

 
Just enjoy it and lose yourself if only for a 106 minutes.
18 May 2018 | by garethcrookSee all my reviews

Made mostly of archival footage... most of it recoloured, this is quite a nice documentary... I was expecting a bit more though. Aside a few bits here and there, there doesn't seem to be that much that's new... even if there is... director Ron Howard says there is. What could be more familiar than The Beatles though? Certainly not an easy story to breathe new life into! All that said, 50 years on from the time, it remains quite incredible to watch the furore that they created, just how new, fresh, raw they were. So disregard my initial thoughts, forget pointless analysis, it's The Beatles! The greatest band the world has ever seen. Just enjoy it and lose yourself if only for a 106 minutes.


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Country:

USA | UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

17 September 2016 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Beatles: Eight Days a Week - The Touring Years See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$785,336, 18 September 2016

Gross USA:

$2,930,414

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$12,283,966
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (2016 DELUXE DVD)

Color:

Color | Black and White (archive footage)

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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