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The Beatles: Eight Days a Week - The Touring Years ()


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

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  • Won 2 Primetime Emmys. Another 3 wins & 14 nominations.
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Themselves (archiveFootage)
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Himself (archiveFootage)
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Himself (archiveFootage)
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Himself
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Himself
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Himself - Writer, Director
Frank Phillips ...
Himself - BBC Radio Newsreader (archiveFootage) (voice)
Leonard Parkin ...
Himself - BBC Radio Newsreader (archiveFootage) (voice)
Carroll James ...
Himself - WWDC Disc Jockey (archiveFootage) (voice)
Marsha Albert ...
Herself (archiveFootage) (voice)
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Himself
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Himself (archiveFootage)
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Herself
Neil Aspinall ...
Himself - Beatles touring manager 1962-1970
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Himself - Beatles Manager (archiveFootage)
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Himself
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Himself - Director 'A Hard Day's Night' and 'Help!'
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Himself - Author
Larry Kane ...
Himself - News Director WFUN Miami
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Himself (archiveFootage)
Derek Taylor ...
Himself - The Beatles' Press Agent 1963-1964 (archiveFootage) (voice)
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Herself
Kitty Oliver ...
Herself - Historian (as Dr. Kitty Oliver)
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Himself - Composer
Harold James ...
Himself (archiveFootage) (voice)
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Himself - Producer (archiveFootage)
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Himself - Author
Doug Layton ...
Himself - WAQY Radio Host (archiveFootage)
Tommy Charles ...
Himself - WAQY Radio Host (archiveFootage)
Ed Freeman ...
Himself - The Beatles' U.S. Tour Roadie 1966
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Grandfather in A Hard Day's Night (uncredited) (archiveFootage)
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Herself - Host of Round-Up (uncredited) (archiveFootage)
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Herself (uncredited) (archiveFootage)
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Man on Train in A Hard Day's Night (uncredited) (archiveFootage)

Directed by

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Ron Howard

Written by

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Mark Monroe ... (written by)
 
P.G. Morgan ... (story consultant)

Produced by

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Marc Ambrose ... supervising producer
Jonathan Clyde ... executive producer
Guy East ... executive producer
Nicholas Ferrall ... executive producer
Jeanne Elfant Festa ... co-executive producer
Brian Grazer ... producer
Ron Halpern ... executive producer: Studiocanal
Cassidy Hartmann ... co-executive producer
Bruce Higham ... co-producer
Ron Howard ... producer
Jeff Jones ... executive producer
Scott Pascucci ... producer
John Rita ... associate producer
Michael Rosenberg ... executive producer
Stuart Samuels ... co-producer
Nigel Sinclair ... producer
Matthew White ... co-producer

Music by

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Ric Markmann ... (original music by)
Dan Pinnella ... (original music by)
Chris Wagner ... (original music by)

Cinematography by

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Caleb Deschanel
Paul Lang
Tim Suhrstedt
Michael Wood
Jessica Young

Film Editing by

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Paul Crowder

Editorial Department

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Jamie Boulton ... additional editor / first assistant editor / post-production supervisor
Juan Ignacio Cabrera ... colorist
Carissa Clark ... in-house producer
Alexandra De La Vega ... post production supervisor
Rich Evirs ... assistant editor
Melissa Goodall ... post-production assistant
Caryl Deyn Korma ... additional colorist
Andy Lichtstein ... digital intermediate colorist
Robert Martinez ... post-production coordinator / second assistant editor
Sierra Neal ... assistant editor
Caite Ni'Ceileachair ... music and stock footage coordinator: Studiocanal
Manuel Reveles ... assistant editor
Lauren Saffa ... associate editor
Karen Sim ... additional editor
Matthew Strattman ... assistant editor
Charles R. Uy ... additional editor
Ciaran Michael Vejby ... assistant editor
Faroukh Virani ... assistant editor
Richard Wiseman ... archival department

Makeup Department

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Ria Biggerstaff ... hair and makeup artist
Sophie Brown ... makeup artist
Haley Coats ... makeup artist
Gemma Kirk ... makeup artist
Tracy Raffelson ... makeup artist

Production Management

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Mark McCune ... additional production supervisor
John Rita ... production supervisor

Sound Department

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Robert Dehn ... sound studio manager
Will Digby ... sound effects editor
Nathan Evans ... sound mixer
Cameron Frankley ... re-recording mixer / sound designer / supervising sound editor
Darlene Gorzela ... additional sound
Chris Jenkins ... re-recording mixer
Dan Kenyon ... sound effects editor
Evan Menak ... sound mixer: los angeles
Harrison Meyle ... dialogue supervisor
Jon Michaels ... co-supervising sound editor
Ryan Murphy ... mix stage engineer
Tony Pilkington ... mix stage engineer
Mark Purcell ... mix technician
Fred Stuben ... sound mixer (multiple segments)
Ann Marie Wachel ... additional sound
Erik Karsen Puhm ... vo mixer (uncredited)

Camera and Electrical Department

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Marc Ambrose ... camera operator
Victor Avila ... camera operator: Ringo Starr Interviews
Ian Barwick ... gaffer
Jamie Boulton ... digital imaging technician
Matt Buchan ... electrician
Joshua Callis-Smith ... digital imaging technician: additional photography
Colin J. Campbell ... gaffer: Ringo Starr Interviews
Simon Chubbock ... digital imaging technician: additional photography
Michael Cooper ... photographer: Sgt Pepper Lonely Hearts Club Band
Jerry C. Deats ... key grip: Ringo Star Interviews
Cooper Donaldson ... gaffer: additional photography
Robert Freeman ... photographer: Rubber Soul
Paul Goodstein ... key grip: Ringo Starr Interviews
Callum Just ... digital imaging technician
Kiva Knight ... gaffer
David Penfold ... first assistant camera
Jonathan Petts ... digital imaging technician: UK
Tommy Tieche ... camera operator: Ringo Starr Interviews
Patrick Tittmar ... digital imaging technican: additional photography
Mark Weinberg ... camera operator
David J. White II ... first assistant camera: Ringo Starr Interviews

Music Department

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Yvette Gonzalez-Nacer ... composer: additional music
Giles Martin ... music producer
Melissa Muik ... music editor
Sam Okell ... music mixer: songs
Alastair Sirkett ... sound design
David Torn ... original song written and performed by: "One More Chance"

Other crew

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Jim Berkenstadt ... researcher
Jessica Berman Bogdan ... archival clearances
Blake Brown ... production coordinator: new york
Francesca Canducci ... blu ray/dvd author
Cathy Carapella ... music & media licensing
Dean Cheley ... clearance counsel
Adrienne Collatos ... archival researcher
Alexandra De La Vega ... researcher
Melissa Goodall ... archival research / licensing coordinator / production assistant: ringo starr interviews
Jacob Gutman ... clearance coordinator / production assistant
Naomi J. Hall ... archive researcher
Renee Hines ... asst production accountant
Bomber Hurley-Smith ... researcher
Theron Kabrich ... consultant: photographers
Pearl Lieberman ... archival research
Mark McCune ... clearance supervisor
Jim McDonnell ... additional archive researcher
Sean Mears ... researcher
Nicolas Andrew Motte ... production assistant
Emily Precious ... production coordinator
Emily Rice ... production accountant
John Rita ... licensing manager
Chris Robertson ... archival clearances
Kate Serfoss ... clearance counsel
Michele Spitz ... Audio Description Narrator
Mireia Vilanova ... production intern
Bob Wasserman ... archival research assistant
Windsor Wong ... licensing coordinator
Bruce Wrigley ... post-production payroll accountant

Thanks

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Marc Ambrose ... special thanks
Neil Aspinall ... with special thanks in the memory of
Mal Evans ... with special thanks in the memory of
Tigre Hill ... the producers wish to thank
Bomber Hurley-Smith ... special thanks / thanks
Trinity Laurino ... special thanks
Jill Lukk ... thanks
George Martin ... This film is dedicated to the memory of
Jessica Napoli ... phase one research
Richard Radford ... the producers wish to thank
Peter Shukat ... in loving memory of
Derek Taylor ... with special thanks in the memory of
Nick Valner ... in loving memory of

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Storyline

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Plot Summary

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. See more »
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Also Known As
  • The Beatles: Eight Days a Week (Spain)
  • Битлз: Восемь дней в неделю (Russia)
  • The Beatles: osem dni na teden (Slovenia)
  • The Beatles Live
  • The Beatles: Eight Days a Week (Sweden)
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Runtime
  • 106 min
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Box Office

Opening Weekend United States $615,632, 16 Sep 2016
Cumulative Worldwide Gross $12,283,800, 08 Jan 2017

Did You Know?

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Trivia The title of the titular song was a result of happenstance for which Paul McCartney claims credit. McCartney had been banned from driving due to a speeding violation, and while travelling to John Lennon's home in a chauffeur-driven car one day, he idly asked the driver if he'd been working hard. The driver responded drily, "Eight days a week". See more »
Goofs In the theatre special concert from Shea Stadium, George very visibly switches to his 12-string Rickenbacker guitar for "A Hard Day's Night", but during the song, there are a few shots of him suddenly playing his Gretsch instead. See more »
Movie Connections Features The Ed Sullivan Show (1948). See more »
Quotes Reporter: What place do you think this story of The Beatles is going to have on Western Culture?
Paul McCartney: You must be kidding me with that question. Culture? It's not culture.
Reporter: What is it then?
Paul McCartney: A good laugh.
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