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Starring Peter Frampton and The Bee Gees along with Steve Martin, George Burns, Aerosmith, Alice Cooper, Billy Preston and Earth, Wind and Fire performing almost two dozen incredible Beatles covers, Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band is a landmark of pop culture and an all-star musical spectacular for fans of all ages.
If it weren't for a couple of inspired performances, as well as the time-capsule weirdness of it all, Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band would be definitively unwatchable. This misguided effort to dramatize the classic Beatles album (the Fab Four had nothing to do with it, thank goodness) also includes tunes from other Beatles LPs, strung together in lumbering '70s rock-opera style. Peter Frampton, then at the crest of his brief run at the top, stars as Billy Shears, with the Bee Gees wearing the glossy day-glo band jackets from the Pepper album cover. Earth, Wind & Fire turn in a spirited revamp of "Got to Get You into My Life," and Aerosmith thrash their way through "Come Together"; but most of the performances are pretty awful. Out-and-out novelties include Steve Martin doing "Maxwell's Silver Hammer" and George Burns (but of course) warbling "Fixing a Hole." This high-profile 1978 flop helped kill the hot streak (Saturday Night Fever, Grease) of record and movie producer Robert Stigwood and sink his RSO movie-music empire. --Robert Horton --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
I would have given this a 5 star rating, but then I realized it wasn't intended to be a horror film.Published 3 months ago by Dean
great movie I watch it on TV but always miss the begining of the show and now I watch it all.Published 7 months ago by butch
This is one of the best musicals I have seen. I mean you have Beatles music to start. You have some of the best music and entertainment performers of the time. Read morePublished on Feb. 28 2013 by Craig Rohatyn
J'ai été agréablement surprise par cette comédie musicale qui réunit sur scène des artistes talentueux qui ont visiblement beaucoup de... Read morePublished on Aug. 11 2012 by joanne
WOW...I can't believe I found it. I got Beatles rock band for xmas, and it reminded me of this movie. When it was released in 1978, I went to see it every weekend.... Read morePublished on Dec 30 2009 by Deborah Hamilton
I can see why this film met with mixed revies upon it's release in 1978. People still wanted The Beatles, and anything short was unacceptable. Read morePublished on Jan. 20 2006 by R. Kirk
The Beatles had nothing to do with this farce,and it shows.The performances are awful and the movie is just plain silly.Published on March 9 2004 by Ben W.
The Beatles never existed--as far as this film is concerned, anyway. Before watching this movie, you should empty everything you know about the Beatles from your mind. Read morePublished on Feb. 4 2004 by Mathias