I Wanna Hold Your Hand

I Wanna Hold Your Hand

Nancy Allen
Director: Robert Zemeckis Cast: Nancy Allen
Nancy Allen
, Bobby Di Cicco
Bobby Di Cicco
, Marc McClure
Marc McClure
Robert Zemeckis

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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 Forrest Gump, Back to the Future, and Who Framed Roger Rabbit? among other popular features.

Product Details

Release Date: 03/26/2019
UPC: 0715515228015
Original Release: 1978
Rating: PG
Source: Criterion
Region Code: A
Presentation: [Wide Screen]
Sound: [DTS 5.1-Channel Surround Sound, Dolby AC-3 Surround Sound]
Time: 1:39:00
Sales rank: 13,097

Special Features

New 4K digital restoration, approved by director Robert Zemeckis and cowriter Bob Gale, with 5.1 surround DTS-HD Master Audio soundtrack New conversation among Zemeckis, Gale, and executive producer Steven Spielberg New interview with actors Nancy Allen and Marc McClure Audio commentary from 2004 featuring Zemeckis and Gale The Lift (1972) and A Field of Honor (1973), two early short films by Zemeckis Trailer and radio spots

Cast & Crew

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

Technical Credits
Robert Zemeckis Director,Screenwriter
Newt Arnold Asst. Director
Tamara Asseyev Producer
Curtis Dickson Special Effects
John M. Dwyer Set Decoration/Design
Bob Gale Associate Producer,Screenwriter
Peter Jamison Art Director
Donald M. Morgan Cinematographer
Frank Morriss Editor
Rosanna Norton Costumes/Costume Designer
Alex Rose Producer
Don Sharpless Sound/Sound Designer
Steven Spielberg Executive Producer
Albert J. Whitlock Special Effects

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4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Penny_Girl More than 1 year ago
This underrated movie is a lot of fun. Probably more fun for Beatle fanatics to imagine how it would be to travel to New York to try to catch a glimpse of the Fab Four. Although the Beatles never appear in the film, it is a tribute to how much they meant to young folks back in 1964. A group of friends travel to the city in a Limo to try to get to see the group who will be appearing on the Ed Sullivan Show. Wendie Jo Sperber is great as Rosie. She meets up with the crazy Richard 'Ringo' Klaus (Eddie Deezen) who has taken a hotel room in the Plaza to stalk the group. The friends who have gone their separate ways, each try to get in to see the boys. The era has been captured perfectly down to the NY radio station Dee Jays. If you are a Beatles fan, you will enjoy this movie and the trip down memory lane.
Guest More than 1 year ago
'I Wanna Hold Your Hand' has the distinction of being Universal's lowest grossing picture ever. In 1978, America wasn't ready to wax nostalgic over 1964. But that was then. As low budget teen comedies go, the film really is quite good - as it should be, with Robert Zemeckis directing and Spielberg serving as executive producer. 'I Wanna Hold Your Hand' is a virtual February 1964 time capsule on DVD. Compare it side by side with 'The Wanderers', depicting the same New York City area in the Fall of 1963. It's simply stunning to see how much everything has changed in the span of just 100 days. A cultural revolution has taken over. For anyone too young to remember, it's the difference made by the assasination of President Kennedy, and the advent of four lads from Liverpool, who called themselves The Beatles.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago