Backbeat Movie Information

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Overall Rank: 18103

Average Rating: 2.3/4

# of Ratings: 10

Theatrical Release Date: 04/15/1994

Language: English

Genre: Biography, Drama

MPAA Rating: R

Director: Iain Softley

Actors: Stephen Dorff, Ian Hart, Gary Bakewell, Chris O'Neill, Jennifer Ehle, Scot Williams

Plot: A film focusing on the start of the band that would become The Beatles, showcasing the relationship between band leader John Lennon and art school friend Stu Sutcliffe. -- The Film Rebel

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The Film Rebel - wrote on 01/02/2011

An interesting look at the early start of a band that would become The Beatles. "Backbeat" isn't just about the music, its about the relationships. Notably the relationship between John Lennon and art school buddy Stu Sutcliffe. There's also the romance occurring between Sutcliffe and German artist Astrid Kilcher. An excellent flashback film, plus the music's good.

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Not The Beatles movie i wanted to see...

Lee - wrote on 04/08/2013

Never really seen a biopic on The Beatles and after discussing it with some coworkers on a smoke break one of them pointed me to this film which to me is not a biopic (As I wanted to see) but a story of the '5th' Beatle Stuart Sutcliffe and his relationship with then girlfriend and artist Astrid Kirchherr. Sutcliffe ended up leaving the band just before hitting it big to pursue his other passion...painting and who would shortly there after die due to a brain aneurysm brought on after getting beat up and hitting his head on a curb shortly after one of The Beatles gigs.

The reasons of initially watching this film was to see a Beatle biopic like I said originally, however was disappointed and left waiting till a half decent one gets made, if it ever does at all, This movie did have its …

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