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Backbeat (film) Quotes

Backbeat (film) is a TV show that appeared on TV in 1970 . Backbeat ended in 1970.

It features Finola Dwyer as producer, Don Was in charge of musical score, and Ian Wilson (cinematographer) as head of cinematography.

Backbeat (film) is recorded in English and originally aired in United Kingdom. Each episode of Backbeat (film) is 100 minutes long. Backbeat (film) is distributed by Gramercy Pictures.

The cast includes: Ian Hart as John Lennon, Stephen Dorff as Stuart Sutcliffe, Sheryl Lee as Astrid, Gary Bakewell as Paul McCartney, Kai Wiesinger as Klaus Voormann, and Scot Williams as Pete Best.

Backbeat (film) Quotes

Ian Hart as John Lennon

  • (Ian Hart) "There goes Stuart Sutcliffe. He coulda been in The Beatles."
  • (Ian Hart) "You don't say much, do you?"
  • (Scot Williams) "Drummers don't talk. You must have noticed that. Just might as well be deaf and dumb, drummers. When was the last time you heard a drummer say anything?"
  • (Scot Williams) "See? You know why, don't you? I'll tell you why. 'Cause nobody ever f***in' listens."
  • (Ian Hart) "You can't do your solo spots any more, Stu."
  • (Stephen Dorff) "Why not?"
  • (Ian Hart) "Because it's s***e."
  • (Stephen Dorff) "Give it to me straight. Let's not beat around the bush."
  • (Ian Hart) "Green tea, anyone?"
  • (Ian Hart) "Did ya shag her?"
  • (Stephen Dorff) "She's a photographer."
  • (Ian Hart) "You'll never shag her."
  • (Ian Hart) "She thinks I'm queer, Astrid."
  • (Stephen Dorff) "Bollocks."
  • (Ian Hart) "You heard her. She thinks I fancy you."
  • (Stephen Dorff) "That's not what she said. What she said was she thinks we love one another."
  • (Ian Hart) "And what did you say?"
  • (Stephen Dorff) "I might have grunted."
  • (Ian Hart) "You wouldn't pull me leg. It really is the showers you're taking us to, isn't it, Mr. Goebels?"
  • (Ian Hart) "I had a word with Van Gogh last night. He said if he could do it all again he'd be down here shaking his bottom to "Blue Suede Shoes." I gave him your regards."
  • (Ian Hart) "You alright, Stu?"
  • (Stephen Dorff) "How do I look?"
  • (Ian Hart) "Put it this way; you'll get better. I'll always be ugly."
  • (Ian Hart) "Listen, you. If you wanna fight someone, fight me. If you don't wanna fight, then listen to the f***ing band. If you don't want to listen to the f***ing band, f*** off and choke to death. Do you understand me? Do you get me meaning, mate?"
  • (Unnamed) "I can't fight you. You are wearing a dress."
  • (Ian Hart) "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."

Gary Bakewell as Paul McCartney

  • (Gary Bakewell) "Time to go home, time to go home, Andy and Teddy are waving goodnight."
  • (Gary Bakewell) "C'mon, George. We're starvin'. Where are those lovely scones your mother makes?"

Sheryl Lee as Astrid

  • (Sheryl Lee) "How can you be such an asshole?"
  • (Ian Hart) "Practice."
  • (Sheryl Lee) "Tell me something, John Lennon. When you are rich and famous, when you are number one, when your name is in lights and everybody wants to be your friend, when somebody asks you, "Do you remember Astrid in Hamburg?" what will you say?"
  • (Ian Hart) "I'll say she was the girl I always wanted. The girl of me dreams, like Brigitte Bardot with better manners. I might have fallen in love with her. But she fell in love with me best friend. And that was the end of that."
  • (Sheryl Lee) "I love him, John."
  • (Sheryl Lee) "I do."
  • (Ian Hart) "Yeah. Don't we all?"

Stephen Dorff as Stuart Sutcliffe

  • (Stephen Dorff) "Ahhh, Liverpool."
  • (Ian Hart) "Home of --"
  • (Stephen Dorff) "-- Liverpudlians."
  • (Ian Hart) "You know what it is I like about Liverpool, Mr. Sutcliffe?"
  • (Stephen Dorff) "No, what is it you like about Liverpool, Mr. Lennon?"
  • (Ian Hart) "I was hoping you'd tell me."

Kai Wiesinger as Klaus Voormann

  • (Kai Wiesinger) "I liked your show. You had fun."
  • (Ian Hart) "Fun? You call that fun?"
  • (Kai Wiesinger) "What do you call it?"
  • (Ian Hart) "I call it three days and nights without sleep. I call it too long between drinks. I call it dying for a piss. I call it hard f***in' days and nights."
  • (Kai Wiesinger) "Is he always like this?"
  • (Stephen Dorff) "No. You'd be surprised. He can be quite bitter and twisted."

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