• Backbeat (1994)

Backbeat

Release Date: May 1st, 1994

DVD Release Date: August 12th, 2003

R |1 hr 40 min

Plot Summary

In 1960, close friends Stuart Sutcliffe (Stephen Dorff) and John Lennon (Ian Hart), along with bandmates Paul McCartney (Gary Bakewell), George Harrison (Chris O'Neill), and Pete Best (Scot Williams), move to Hamburg, Germany, in search of success. Their tireless performing schedule and charismatic sound quickly put the Beatles on the road to stardom. But as Stuart falls in love with Astrid (Sheryl Lee), a local photographer, he realizes his commitment to the band isn't as strong as he thought.

Cast: Sheryl Lee, Stephen Dorff, Ian Hart, Gary Bakewell, Chris O'Neill, Scot Williams, Kai Wiesinger, Jennifer Ehle

Director: Iain Softley

Genres: Drama

Keywords: Bar, Rise, Girlfriend, Engaging, 1960s, Brash, Growing up, Fascinating, Love

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Awards

Nominated Alexander Korda Award for the Outstanding British Film of the Year
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1995)
Winner Anthony Asquith Award for Achievement in Film Music
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1995)
Nominated Sound
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1995)