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The time is 1964, and the Beatles, already a hugely popular group, are about to go on the Ed Sullivan Show for the first time, an appearance that launched them into a worldwide phenomenon. Already, girls are fainting during their concerts from sheer excitement at being in the same theater with them. Pam Mitchell (Nancy Allen) is happy enough to be getting married but wants to bed one of the "Fab Four" before she does. Grace Corrigan (Theresa Saldana), a dedicated fan, is certain that if she can get some exclusive photos of the Beatles, her career as a photographer will be secured. And then there are two people who feel that the future of civilization as we know it depends on their efforts to ruin the Beatles' appearance on Ed Sullivan's show. In this madcap comedy, when these people (and others besides) descend on the New York hotel the Beatles are staying in, things begin hopping. This comedy was Robert Zemeckis' first feature. A protégé of Stephen Spielberg, he went on to direct Stephen Spielberg, Back to the Future, and Who Framed Roger Rabbit? among other popular features. ~ Clarke Fountain, Rovi

  • Release date:July 17, 1979


Nancy Allen
as Pam Mitchell
Bobby Di Cicco
as Tony Smerko
Marc McClure
as Larry Dubois
Theresa Saldana
as Grace Corrigan
Wendie Jo Sperber
as Rosie Petrofsky
Eddie Deezen
as Richard "Ringo" Klaus
Christian Juttner
as Peter Plimpton
Will Jordan
as Ed Sullivan
Read Morgan
as Peter's Father
Claude Earl Jones
as Al
James Houghton
as Eddie
Gene Lebell
as Reese
Dave Adams
as Reporter
Roger Pancake
as Sergeant
Bob Maroff
as Bartender
Marilyn Moe
as Woman on Elevator
Wil Albert
as Goldman
John Malloy
as Reporter
Dick Miller
as Sgt. Bresner
Sherry Lynn
as Cafeteria Girl
Derek Barton
as Driver
Marilyn Fox
as Interviewee
Troy Melton
as Guard
Michael Hewitson
as Neil
Vito Carenzo
as CBS Security Guard
Larry Pines
Victor Brandt
as Foley
Ed Call
as Reporter
Luke Andreas
as Police Officer in Alley
Boyd "Red" Morgan
as Peter's Father
Jim Nickerson
Poppy Lagos
as Reporter
Newt Arnold
as Barber
Ivy Bethune
as Foreigner


Robert Zemeckis
Tamara Asseyev
Alex Rose
Robert Zemeckis
Bob Gale
The Beatles
Featured Music
John Lennon
Featured Music
Peter Jamison
Art Director
Bob Gale
Associate Producer
Steven Spielberg
Executive Producer
John M. Dwyer
Set Designer
Rosanna Norton
Costume Designer
Don Sharpless
Sound/Sound Designer
Albert J. Whitlock
Special Effects
Newt Arnold
First Assistant Director