Released: February 19, 2019 • Available in US & Canada
Product SKU: 826663195477
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"A wonderful film" – The Washington Post

Directed by Iain Softley (Hackers), Backbeat is an energetic, musical drama chronicling the pre-fame Beatles as they head to Hamburg in search of success. As they gain popularity, the "fifth Beatle," bass guitarist Stuart Sutcliffe (Stephen Dorff), falls in love and ultimately must choose between his best friend John Lennon (Ian Hart), his new love Astrid (Sheryl Lee), and the greatest rock 'n' roll band in the world. Full of vitality and heart, and featuring a soundtrack that includes music from Dave Grohl (Foo Fighters), David Pirner (Soul Asylum) and Mike Mills (R.E.M.), "Backbeat is a thrilling spectacle that rocks the house ... Defiant, raucous, erotic" (Rolling Stone).

Bonus Features

  • A Conversation With Astrid Kirchherr
  • Deleted Scenes
  • Interview With Director Iain Softley And Actor Ian Hart
  • Iain Softley Interview For The Sundance Channel
  • Audio Commentary With Iain Softley, Ian Hart, And Stephen Dorff
  • TV Featurette
  • Casting Session

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Sheryl Lee Actor
Stephen Dorff Actor
Ian Hart Actor
Finola Dwyer Producer
Iain Softley Writer
Iain Softley Director
Michael Thomas Writer
Nik Powell Executive Producer
Stephen Ward Writer
Stephen Woolley Producer
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