Backbeat

Backbeat

Director: Iain Softley Cast: Sheryl Lee, Stephen Dorff, Ian Hart

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Product Details

Release Date: 08/12/2003
UPC: 0025192123320
Original Release: 1994
Rating: R
Source: Universal Studios
Region Code: 1
Presentation: [Wide Screen]
Sound: [Dolby Digital Surround]
Time: 1:41:00
Sales rank: 31,830

Special Features

Closed Caption; Feature commentary with director Iain Softley; Deleted scenes; Interview with director Iain Softley; Stills gallery; Interview with actor Ian Hart; Director's essay; Casting sessions; TV featurette

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Sheryl Lee Astrid Kirchherr
Stephen Dorff Stuart Sutcliffe
Ian Hart John Lennon
Gary Bakewell Paul McCartney
Chris O'Neill George Harrison
Kai Wiesinger Klaus Voormann
Sharif Rashed Actor
Carlton Williams Actor
Rob Spendlove Arthur Ballard
Charlie Caine Lord Woodbine
Paul Humpoletz Bruno
Gertan Klauber Pimp
James Doherty Tony Sheridan
Albert Welling Doctor
Wolf Kahler Bert Kaempfert
Scot Williams Pete Best

Technical Credits
Iain Softley Director,Screenwriter
Paul Cowan Producer
Finola Dwyer Producer
Paul Gray Asst. Director
Pat Hay Makeup
Hanno Huth Executive Producer
Sheena Napier Costumes/Costume Designer
Nik Powell Executive Producer
Mary Soan Asst. Director
Michael Thomas Screenwriter
Martin Walsh Editor
Don Was Score Composer
Ian Wilson Cinematographer
Stephen Woolley Producer

Scene Index

Side #1 --
1. Main Titles [2:27]
2. "It's Not Me Mate, It's Him" [3:20]
3. "You Call That Art?" [4:24]
4. The Son of a Son of a Sailor [8:27]
5. "I Can't Fight You. You're Wearing a Dress" [15:56]
6. "Everybody Is Talking About You" [7:25]
7. "We're Going to Be Too Big for Our Own Good" [8:37]
8. The Top Ten Club [4:15]
9. "You're the Angriest Person I've Ever Met" [1:58]
10. "We're Being Deported" [7:39]
11. "I Know What John's Going to Say" [2:14]
12. "We Can't Go On Like This" [6:25]
13. "I Want to Be a Painter. I Want the Chance" [4:24]
14. "He Could've Been in the Beatles" [3:59]
15. "I'll Say Hello to Elvis for You" [1:33]
16. Red Paint [3:56]
17. "They're Going to Be Famous" [2:07]
18. I'm Sorry [2:45]
19. A Song for Absent Friends [5:13]
20. End Titles [3:11]

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Backbeat 3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
"THIS MOVIE IS A HORRIBLE MISREPRESENTATION, AVOID IT LIKE THE PLAGUE UNLESS YOU WANT TO SEE AN UNBELIEVABLY SLANDEROUS, SUPERFICIAL AND BANAL MOVIE. THE SADDEST THING IS THAT PEOPLE WILL SEE THIS FILM AND THINK THIS IS AN ACCURATE PORTRAYAL OF SUTCLIFFE AND OF LENNON, WHICH IT IS NOT. ONE OF THE WORST THINGS ABOUT THIS FILM IS A BRUTAL FIGHT SCENE THAT IS ENTIRELY UNTRUE AND FABRICATED AND HAS NOT ONE OUNCE OF TRUTH TO IT. IT SHOWS SUTCLIFFE BEATING UP A FRIEND OF HIS GIRLFRIEND, IN A JEALOUS RAGE. I INTERVIEWED A PERSON WHO KNEW STUART THEN, AND THEY STATE THAT THAT FIGHT NEVER OCCURRED, NOTHING EVER EVEN CLOSE TO IT. SUTCLIFFE WAS GENTLE AND NONVIOLENT,ACCORDING TO QUOTES BY EVERYONE WHO KNEW HIM INCLUDING LENNON AND HARRISON IN REAL LIFE, AND THIS FABRICATED UNTRUE SCENE MAKES HIM SEEM LIKE A NUT. THE FILM MAKES LENNON SEEM LIKE A WHINNY HOMOPHOBIC ANGRY MESS, AND THERE IS NO DELVING INTO THE COMPELLING TRUTHS ABOUT WHY LENNON AND SUTCLIFFE WERE SO COMPATIBLE AND DEEPLY CLOSE AND CARING FRIENDS. SUTCLIFFE WAS A GENTLE ARTIST, HE SOON TIRED OF THE ROCK AND ROLL LIFE, AND WAS A DEEP THINKER, INTELLIGENT, AND CARING AND ANY BIO BOOK ON HIM CLEARLY STATES THAT, AND HIS FRIENDS AND THE BEATLES HAVE MADE MANY QUOTES ABOUT HIS TRUE FASCINATING CHARACTER. THIS FILM IS RUBBISH AND MAKES HIM OUT TO BE A JERK WITH NO REASON TO BE A MOODY JERK. THE PERFORMANCE BY DORFF AND IAN HART ARE GREAT, BUT THE SCREENPLAY IS GARBAGE. DONT WASTE YOUR TIME ON THIS ONE, AND IF YOU WANT TO SEE A MORE REALISTIC VERSION OF SUTCLIFFE, WATCH THE TV BIOPIC CALLED "LENNON"."