Backbeat

Continuity mistake: Stuart Sutcliffe talks in a Liverpool accent throughout the film. However, unlike the other Beatles, Sutcliffe didn't have a Liverpool accent. He was born in Scotland and raised in Lancaster. He didn't come to Liverpool until he was 16.

Factual error: In the film, John Lennon sings "Long Tall Sally" when it was actually Paul McCartney who sang/recorded the song.

Continuity mistake: In the scene where Astrid tells John at the airport that Stuart is dead he cries and hugs her. In reality he began to burst into laughter . Astrid herself said: "He never cried. Not once. He went into this hysterical laughter and couldn't stop. It was his way of not wanting to face the truth." (Lennon- The Definitive Biography, by Ray Coleman).

More mistakes in Backbeat

John Lennon: We're gonna be big Stu, we're gonna be too big for Liverpool, we're gonna be too big for Hamburg, we're gonna be too big for our own bloody good.

John Lennon: You can't do your solo spots any more, Stu.
Stuart Sutcliffe: Why not?
John Lennon: Because it's shite.
Stuart Sutcliffe: Give it to me straight. Let's not beat around the bush.

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