About

Capturing John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr in their electrifying element, 'A Hard Day's Night' is a wildly irreverent journey through this pastiche of a day in the life of The Beatles during 1964. The band have to use all their guile and wit to avoid the pursuing fans and press to reach their scheduled television performance, in spite of Paul's troublemaking grandfather...

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Directed by

Richard Lester

Written by

Alun Owen (Screenplay)

Runtime

88 minutes

Country

United Kingdom

Language

English

Tagline

The Beatles, starring in their first full-length, hilarious, action-packed film!

Cast

Keywords

culture clash mockumentary behind the scenes cult film song fame adolescence police chase band railway station pop culture psychotronic older man younger woman relation great britain generation gap the beatles song performer press conference shaving television director

Photos

Lists

#573 on 1,000 greatest films They Shoot Pictures, Don't They?

#410 on Empire's 500 Greatest Movies Of All Time Empire

1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die Steven Jay Schneider

#88 on Top 100 British films BFI

Awards

Oscar nomination for Best Writing, Story and Screenplay - Written Directly for the Screen

Oscar nomination for Best Music, Scoring of Music, Adaptation or Treatment