Backbeat


1h 40m 1994

Brief Synopsis

Set in Hamburg, Germany during the early 1960s, the story of Stuart Sutcliffe, the erstwhile "fifth Beatle" who abandoned the soon-to-be famous band for love and art.

Film Details

MPAA Rating
R
Genre
Biography
Drama
Musical
Period
Release Date
1994
Distribution Company
Gramercy Pictures
Location
London, England, United Kingdom; Hamburg, Germany; Liverpool, England, United Kingdom

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 40m

Synopsis

Set in Hamburg, Germany during the early 1960s, the story of Stuart Sutcliffe, the erstwhile "fifth Beatle" who abandoned the soon-to-be famous band for love and art.

Crew

Terry Abel

Makeup

Julie Adams

Dialogue Coach

Matt Amos

Technical Advisor

Matthew Baker

Office Runner

David Barrett

Assistant Editor

Ciaran Barry

Other

Frances Bennett

Graphic Designer

Joseph Bennett

Production Designer

Tony Billington

Art Assistant

Christian Blau

Driver

James Bloom

Camera Trainee

Freddy Borg

Caterer

Petra Borghoff

Production Designer

Jeff Bowan

Location Manager

David Bowes

Art Assistant

David Brown

Best Boy

Ken Byrne

Other

Del Cardy

Transportation

Michael Carlin

Art Director

Catherine Charlton

Dialogue Coach

Jo Chate

Accounting Assistant

Graham Churchyard

Assistant

Ken Clarkson

Caterer

Gerry Cobb

Props

Antoine Colchester

Carpenter

Yvonne Coppard

Makeup Assistant

Paul Cowan

Line Producer

Annie Crawford

Wardrobe Supervisor

Stewart Cunningham

Props

Sarah Curtis

Coproducer

Diana Dill

Script Supervisor

Polly Duval

Assistant

Finola Dwyer

Producer

Wolfgang Ellerbrock

Construction

Patricia Erdmann

Driver

Gavin Fitch

Construction

Gordon Fitzgerald

Property Master

Andreas Frey

Grip

Bill Gower

Props

Karen Granger

Production Designer

Paul Gray

Assistant Director

Micky Grover

Driver

Tommy Hamilton

Props

Hanni J Hansen

Construction Coordinator

Martin Harrison

Props

Pat Hay

Makeup Artist

Eva Henning

Makeup Assistant

Karin Herrmann

Hair Assistant

Ron Higgins

Props

Vicky Hinrichs

Casting Director

John Hubbard

Casting Director

Ros Hubbard

Casting Director

Malcolm Huse

Grip

Hanno Huth

Executive Producer

Andrew Jack

Dialogue Coach

Daryl Jordan

Assistant Editor

Eddy Joseph

Editor

Sid Juett

Driver

John Karlsen

Assistant Director

Robert Keen

Wardrobe

Astrid Kircherr

Consultant

Alexa Koch

Assistant Art Director

Mark Laidlaw

Other

Cliff Lanning

Assistant Director

Bob Last

Music Supervisor

Sarah Lucraft

Production Manager

Finn Mcgrath

Production Assistant

Peter Meyer

Camera Assistant

Chris Munro

Sound Recordist

Sheena Napier

Costume Designer

John Newvell

Other

Pete Oganzalu

Driver

Antonia Pallazio

Makeup Assistant

Joseph Plagge

Art Director

Kamala Plagge

Assistant Art Director

Anne Porter

Casting Associate

Nik Powell

Executive Producer

Steve Read

Electrician

Ben Rimmer

Location Manager

Josh Robertson

Assistant Director

Stephen Rose

Hairdresser

Malcolm Ross

Music

Guy Rutter

Other

Annette Schenkelberger

Wardrobe Assistant

Cornelius Schepansky

Gaffer

Christoph Schubenz

Location Manager

Christopher Simon

Accounting Assistant

Norman Smith

Gaffer

Tracey Smith

Hair Assistant

Mary Soan

Assistant Director

Iain Softley

Screenplay

Geoff Stainthorp

Carpenter

Petra Sulgar

Makeup Assistant

Jolyon Symonds

Assistant

Robin Thistlethwaite

Construction Manager

Michael Thomas

Screenplay

Bob Thorne

Camera

Mark Tillie

Photography

Sabine Tonnissen

Production Assistant

Fran Triefus

Production Coordinator

Will Tyler

Production Accountant

Nicola Tyszkiewicz

Production Supervisor

Martin Walsh

Editor

Stephen Ward

Screenplay

Don Was

Music Producer

Dirk Wehmeyer

Electrician

Alexander Wessendorff

Driver

Bill Weston

Stunt Coordinator

Chris Wheeldon

Location Manager

Stephen M Williams

Coproducer

Ian Wilson

Director Of Photography

Colin Wood

Boom Operator

Mervyn Woodford

Caterer

Stephen Woolley

Producer

Film Details

MPAA Rating
R
Genre
Biography
Drama
Musical
Period
Release Date
1994
Distribution Company
Gramercy Pictures
Location
London, England, United Kingdom; Hamburg, Germany; Liverpool, England, United Kingdom

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 40m

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Nominated for two 1994 British Academy of Film & Television Arts (BAFTA) Awards, including Best Music and Best Sound.

Released in United States Spring April 15, 1994

Expanded Release in United States April 22, 1994

Released in United States on Video September 19, 1995

Released in United States January 1994

Released in United States April 1994

Shown at Cleveland International Film Festival (closing night) April 7-17, 1994.

Began shooting April 16, 1993.

Completed shooting June 11, 1993.

Expanded Release in United States April 22, 1994

Released in United States on Video September 19, 1995

Released in United States January 1994 (Shown at Sundance Film Festival (World Premiere) in Park City, Utah January 20-30, 1994.)

Released in United States April 1994 (Shown at Cleveland International Film Festival (closing night) April 7-17, 1994.)

Released in United States Spring April 15, 1994