Backbeat

Universal Studios (1994)
Drama, Music, Biography
UK | English | Color | 1h 40min

Chronicles the early days of The Beatles in Hamburg, Germany. The film focuses primarily on the relationship between Stuart Sutcliffe (played by Stephen Dorff) and John Lennon (played by Ian Hart), and also with Sutcliffe's German girlfriend Astrid Kirchherr (played by Sheryl Lee).


Cast View all

Stephen Dorff Stuart Sutcliffe
Jennifer Ehle Cynthia Powell
Ian Hart John Lennon
Joerg Stadler Policeman
Wolf Kahler Bert Kaempfert
John White Sailor 1
Sheryl Lee Astrid Kirchherr
Gertan Klauber Pimp
Nicholas Tennant Sailor 3
Scot Williams Pete Best
James Doherty Tony Sheridan
Alexei Jawdokimov Napoleon
Paul Humpoletz Bruno
Kai Wiesinger Klaus Voormann
Albert Welling Doctor

Crew View all

Director Iain Softley
Writer Iain Softley, Michael Thomas, Stephen Ward
Producer Stephen Woolley, Finola Dwyer, Hanno Huth, Sarah Curtis, Nik Powell, Paul Cowan, Stephen M. Williams
Photography Ian Wilson
Musician Don Was

Editions

Barcode Format Region Released Edition
826663195477 Blu-ray Disc 1 Feb 19, 2019
826663885477 Blu-ray Disc
025192543920 DVD 1 Sep 28, 2004 Special Edition
025192123320 DVD 1 Aug 12, 2003 Widescreen Edition
780063177139 DVD 1
5050582251067 DVD 2 Jul 12, 2004
9317206039385 DVD 2, 4 2013
5050582228724 DVD 2 Mar 20, 2006
9315842013417 DVD 4
5050582355758 DVD
886974357599 DVD Mar 06, 2009
4042564003826 DVD
7892141405522 DVD
7898503292045 DVD
8714025513224 DVD
5201793021639 DVD
4028951692163 DVD
7371017013417 DVD
7392677810215 VHS
9317731071263 VHS
5050582425802 2 May 15, 2006
780063177115
5050582251111
5014756071233 LaserDisc
5690784016523
9781417010929
5014138274429 Jun 03, 2002