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I Wanna Hold Your Hand (1978)

Nancy Allen , Bobby Di Cicco , Robert Zemeckis  |  PG |  DVD
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (64 customer reviews)

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  • Actors: Nancy Allen, Bobby Di Cicco, Mark McClure
  • Directors: Robert Zemeckis
  • Format: AC-3, Collector's Edition, Color, Dolby, NTSC, Subtitled, Widescreen
  • Language: English (Dolby Digital 5.1)
  • Subtitles: Spanish, French
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: PG (Parental Guidance Suggested)
  • Studio: Universal Studios
  • DVD Release Date: September 28, 2004
  • Run Time: 99 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (64 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B00028HBJS
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #62,179 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
  • Learn more about "I Wanna Hold Your Hand" on IMDb

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  • Feature Commentary with Writer/Director Robert Zemekis and Writer Bob Gale
  • Photo Gallery

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    The year is 1964. The Beatles are about to arrive in the U.S., and young America has gone completely wild. Hoping to be a part of this historical moment are six hysterical New Jersey teenagers who will stop at nothing to see the Fab Four in person. Embarking on the first road trip of their young lives, the friends reach New York City where they are determined to beat the odds and see the band in their first Ed Sullivan show appearance in this delightful coming-of-age comedy from Oscar-winning director Robert Zemeckis.

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    23 of 23 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars One of the Best "Fictional" Beatles Movies ever Made October 1, 2004
    Format:DVD
    This unknown gem of a movie from director Robert Zemeckis ("Forrest Gump; Back To The Future; Castaway; Roger Rabbit" to name some) and Executive Produced by Steven Spielberg (now I know I don't have to supply THAT resume) is one of the best films ever made, and surprisingly, many moviegoers have not heard of, nor seen this film. It truly transports you back to 1964, during the height of the Beatlemania craze, when Ed Sullivan first introduced the Beatles on TV to the USA.

    I wasn't born until after that time, but I love Beatles music, and this movie creatively uses not only their actual songs, but shots from the real, initial Ed Sullivan broadcast to comprise the film. Their songs and shots wrap around one of the most clever script plotlines ever devised, of a group of teenagers trying to see the Beatles in-person themselves. You have to see it to understand it.

    I laughed out loud, and although some of the humor in the movie is way over the top, it's all hysterical, and makes you wish that you could go back in time and become a Beatles fanatic in NYC during that era. The cast is dead on...and it's a shame that many of the actors in this film never became household names. They're excellent and make the material believable.

    If you're not a fan of the Beatles, or too young to understand this moment in history, it won't matter. "I Wanna Hold Your Hand" is really an homage to anyone and everyone who has had a wild crush on a musical group, or rock star, and has had the ultimate fantasy of meeting that artist in person.

    The zany shenanigans in this plot are ingenius. Ultimately, this movie proves why Robert Zemeckis went on to such a major career. A MUST SEE!
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    11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
    4.0 out of 5 stars A Splendid Time is Guaranteed For All... December 5, 2004
    Format:DVD
    Really, I'm serious!

    I watched this film with two friends: one who loves the Beatles, one who can't stand the Beatles, and all three of us had a complete *blast*.

    Why? Because it's a riotous two of hours of zany, crazy, hillarious fun. The chemistry between the kids in the film is fantastic, and it covers all angles of the events of that insane February in 1964: from the over the edge obsessed 'Rosie' to the death-to-the-beatles 'Smirko'. The film even spends time focusing on the issue of kids vs. parents in putting in a sub plot about an enraged father stopping at nothing to get his son to cut his hair like a 'marine' and not a 'girl.'

    And *that* is why the film is a gem, because in two hours it beautifully capsules an entire chapter in western pop culture when everything seemed to be turned completely on its head. Even if you can't stand the beatles you will surely have a great time with the movie if for no other reason that it's a terrific and surprisingly well made romp back in time!

    (And it might even convert the non-believer... my beatle hater friend softened considerably after watching the climactic 'Ed Sullivan show' segment of the film... she said it was, to quote, 'awesome.')
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    14 of 16 people found the following review helpful
    4.0 out of 5 stars "I wanna hold your glands..." March 28, 2005
    Format:DVD
    Robert Zemeckis' I Wanna Hold Your Hand captures the time that was Beatlemania, February 1964. Who better to capture a time than Zemeckis and Steven Spielberg as executive producer helping out to bring out the authenticity to the period? The film was made 14 years after the event, and at the same time, when all the flurry of an immanent Beatles reunion was circulating around and Beatlemania was hitting Broadway. This film was a reflection of the baby boomers possibly turning 30 and their commemoration or celebration of their wild and crazy times where they lived for hysteria, that is, before the drug-hallucinations and San Francisco's Haight Ashbury would converge on the happy-go-lucky Hullabaloo and Shindig era, or in this case, Sunday night with Ed Sullivan and his circus of stars.

    Nonetheless, I Wanna Hold Your Hand is not about the period of innocence, but rather the hype and the mass distribution of Beatles paraphenalia that occurred during the time - Beatles bedsheets, sneakers, or baby powder. The film had several hilarious moments as captured by the six New Jersey teenagers who hitch a ride to New York with one teenager taking his father's hearst as his only means of transportation in order to catch a glimpse of their Liverpudlian idols. For the female character played by Nancy Allen, she was the fortunate one - she was able to get into the four lads' hotel room. Unfortunately, it eventually put her in hot water as well with her fiancé where she broke off the engagement, but received two tickets to the Sullivan show. Though this is the purely a fantasy, the teenagers succeed at the end of the film.
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    6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
    4.0 out of 5 stars Totally charming film! February 3, 2005
    Format:DVD
    Probably the only film I ever enjoyed Nancy Allen in....

    Seriously, the movie manages to PERFECTLY capture the still semi-sedate early 60s with the changes Beatlemania brought about. If you were fortunate enough to have lived through that period, this will hit the mark dead-on. If you weren't, you may learn something about the older folks. Worth seeing several times
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    5.0 out of 5 stars A GREAT fictional movie aboutmthe 1960's!
    It tells the story of a teenage girl (Teresa Saldana) and her friends who go to New York in a Limo owned by one of the friends father, who owns a Funeral Home, and how she tries to... Read more
    Published 1 month ago by Ralph DeMattia
    5.0 out of 5 stars Laughed so hard.
    This movie is soooo good. I am a big Beatle fan from way back and this was incredible. Anyone who lived through Beatlemania would love it.
    Published 1 month ago by Tami Dickey
    5.0 out of 5 stars From a baby boomer
    If you lived through Beatlemania, you will appreciate this movie. It's so cute and takes me back to a time when life was less complicated and fun. Read more
    Published 4 months ago by sonya
    5.0 out of 5 stars One of my fave films
    Although never catching it in the theater, I always wondered why. Just a fun romp thru great music and memories. Read more
    Published 4 months ago by Doug Danforth
    4.0 out of 5 stars Good Flick.
    Fun movie! Doesn't get enough attention. Like a Beatles version of American Graffetti. You should enjoy this well done time piece.
    Published 4 months ago by Steven Greco
    5.0 out of 5 stars Love it!
    I got this movie because I saw it on tv many times, and I love it. If you are a fan of The Beatles it is a must to see. Read more
    Published 4 months ago by ChristieS
    5.0 out of 5 stars I love this movie and now my son does
    I remember seeing this movie back in the day and I really liked it. My son found this movie on his own. He is a big Beatles fan and he asked me if I ever saw this movie. Read more
    Published 5 months ago by Yvonne Hernandez
    5.0 out of 5 stars Christmas present
    I got this as a Christmas present for my son and he loves it. The movie was in good condition
    Published 7 months ago by Tina Silva
    5.0 out of 5 stars An old favorite I finally purchased
    this might be an acquired taste, but I just love the movie. Silly, but fun. One that I plan to watch on days when I'm annoyed. I can't help but smile.
    Published 7 months ago by PatMaher Pruden
    5.0 out of 5 stars Very close.
    A fun movie. Spielberg and Zemekis show their early talent. Some of the movie is as close as you can get to the actual way it was. very enjoyable!
    Published 7 months ago by bobinflorida
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