Hard Day's Night

Trivia: During one of the songs, Shake brings an amp onto the set. Watch as George proceeds to knock it over seconds later.

Trivia: If you look at one scene where Shake and Norm are in a room talking, you can see a copy of John Lennon's book, 'In His Own Write,' in the background.

Trivia: In the press conference scene, when the reporter asks John if he has any hobbies, you can just barely see that he writes down "tits" on her notepad.

Trivia: Throughout the film people keep referring to Paul's granddad as a 'very clean man'. This is a reference to the programme 'Steptoe and Son' which Wilfred Bramble starred in. Through the entire run of the series he was constantly referred to by his son as 'You dirty old man'.


Trivia: A lot of the casting for the children in the film was done by Phil Colins's mum, this lead to him being given a cameo. If you look in the audience in the final performance, to the right of the handcuffed Shake, you can see the young Phil.


Trivia: The blond in the dining car is Patty Boyd who later became George's first wife who had three famous songs written about her: "Something," "Layla," and "Wonderful Tonight." The latter two were written by Eric Clapton, a friend of Harrison's, and who later became Boyd's husband after her divorce from Harrison. (00:09:35)


Trivia: Just before the Beatles escape down the fire exit you can hear Norm say 'And you'll stay in this room even if I have to put the lock in the key and turn it.'


Trivia: When the Beatles are running down a street to get away from some screaming fans, George takes a misstep and falls down. This was not intended.

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Trivia: The film's title track was written entirely in one sitting by John Lennon.


Trivia: Wilfrid Brambell plays Paul McCartney's grandfather in the movie, even though he was only 30 years his senior.

Continuity mistake: While looking for the canteen, George inadvertently wanders into a production office. The receptionist takes George in to see Simon, who believes George is there to audition for a testimonial for those "dead grotty" shirts. While the receptionist is sitting on Simon's desk, her legs are straight. After Simon says, "Because he isn't wearing one of these nasty things", her legs are instantly crossed. (00:43:50)

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T.V. Director: I won an award.
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Question: I don't get the whole "you look just like him" conversation that John has with that woman in the corridor. Could someone please tell me what it's all about?


Chosen answer: John is just messing with her. She recognizes him as being one of the famous Beatles, but he tells her that he's "not" John Lennon, to which she responds that "you look just like him." He finally convinces her that he is not John Lennon, and she tells him, "Actually, you don't look like him at all," to which the now insulted John puts on his hat and leaves.

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