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

Sheryl Lee Astrid Kirchherr
Stephen Dorff Stuart Sutcliffe
Ian Hart John Lennon
Gary Bakewell Paul McCartney
Chris O'Neill George Harrison
Scot Williams Pete Best
Kai Wiesinger Klaus Voormann
Jennifer Ehle Cynthia Powell
Marcelle Duprey Singer
John White Sailor 1
Bernard Merrick Sailor 2
Nicholas Tennant Sailor 3
Finola Geraghty Model
Rob Spendlove Arthur Ballard
Charlie Caine Lord Woodbine
Freda Kelly Mrs. Harrison
Paul Humpoletz Bruno
Christiana Uriarte Groupie
Abigail Wrapson Groupie
Galit Hershkovitz Groupie
Gertan Klauber Pimp
Stephan Grothgar Barman
Lynn Lowton Hooker
Manuel Harlan Johannes
Britta Gartner Exis

Crew View all

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

Editions

Barcode Format Region Released Edition
826663195477 Blu-ray 1 Feb 19, 2019
826663885477 Blu-ray
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