FILM : Backbeat
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FILM / MOVIE TITLE DATE FILM STAR(S) WHO APPEAR IN THE LOCATION SCENES FILM / MOVIE LOCATIONS / SCENES
Backbeat 1994 Stephen Dorff, Sheryl Lee, Ian Hart, Gary Bakewell, Chris O'Neill, Scot Williams Flintshire (Wales), Hamburg, Schleswig-Holstein (Germany), London, Merseyside
Director : Iain Softley   Production Company : Channel Four Films, Fortbeam, PolyGram Filmed Entertainment  Region : LONDON A-B,NORTH,WALES,GERMANY

A dramatisation of the Beatles' early days in Hamburg.

Screen captures uploaded by Phil Wilkinson

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Backbeat [DVD] [1994]

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Backbeat - As the titles are shown, images of the docks taken from a Liverpool Overhead Railway train are seen.
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back001. As the titles are shown, images of the docks taken from a Liverpool Overhead Railway train are seen.

Backbeat - The Anchor pub, where John Lennon and Stuart Sutcliffe are about to leave as a group of men try to start a fight. Cheney Road facing Battle Bridge Road in London NW1 with The German Gymnasium to the left. The location was seen in 'Chaplin', 'Nuns on the Run' and 'The Ladykillers'.
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back002. The Anchor pub, where John Lennon and Stuart Sutcliffe are about to leave as a group of men try to start a fight. Cheney Road facing Battle Bridge Road in London NW1 with The German Gymnasium to the left. The location was seen in 'Chaplin', 'Nuns on the Run' and 'The Ladykillers'.

back002n. Now named the "German Gymnasium" and not a gas holder in sight. (RL)
(Modern Photo Added: 08-01-2016)

Backbeat - Outside the pub, the men catch up with the two friends and beat them up, throwing Stuart against a wall.
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back002a. Outside the pub, the men catch up with the two friends and beat them up, throwing Stuart against a wall.

Backbeat - Inside the art college where the two are students, John meets up with Stuart as he finishes work on a painting.
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back003. Inside the art college where the two are students, John meets up with Stuart as he finishes work on a painting.

back003n. Neil Rigby places this as Gambier Terrace, Liverpool 1 and supports with this Google View. (RL)
(Modern Photo Added: 01-12-2015)

Backbeat - Stuart Sutcliffe (Stephen Dorff) and John Lennon (Ian Hart) enter Hessy's music shop on Stanley Street and a guitar is bought. Jeff Williams advises that the shop is on Lark Lane in Aigburth, Liverpool 17 and the building still stands.
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back004. Stuart Sutcliffe (Stephen Dorff) and John Lennon (Ian Hart) enter Hessy's music shop on Stanley Street and a guitar is bought. Jeff Williams advises that the shop is on Lark Lane in Aigburth, Liverpool 17 and the building still stands.

Backbeat - Looking out over the Mersey, the mates talk about Lennon's rock band. Neil Rigby places this as Christ Church, Linnet Lane, Toxteth Park, Liverpool L173BG (RL)
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back005. Looking out over the Mersey, the mates talk about Lennon's rock band. Neil Rigby places this as Christ Church, Linnet Lane, Toxteth Park, Liverpool L173BG (RL)

Backbeat - The decision is made and Stuart tells his art teacher that he's leaving the college to join the group.
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back006. The decision is made and Stuart tells his art teacher that he's leaving the college to join the group.

back006n. Neil Rigby provides this Google View of the Belem Tower, Aigburth Drive, Liverpool L17 (RL)
(Modern Photo Added: 01-12-2015)

Backbeat - At the docks, Mrs. Harrison (Freda Kelly) says goodbye to her son George (Chris O'Neill). The ship is Mona's Queen, launched in 1971 and owned by the Isle of Man Steam Packet Company until 1995. They'll not get to Hamburg on that one!
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back007. At the docks, Mrs. Harrison (Freda Kelly) says goodbye to her son George (Chris O'Neill). The ship is Mona's Queen, launched in 1971 and owned by the Isle of Man Steam Packet Company until 1995. They'll not get to Hamburg on that one!

Backbeat - Shots of Hamburg are seen as the band arrive in Germany. To the left stands St. Pauli Theater and to the right is Polizeikommissariat 15 on the corner of Reeperbahn and Davidstraße in Hamburg 20359. The area was seen in 'The Odessa File'.
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back008. Shots of Hamburg are seen as the band arrive in Germany. To the left stands St. Pauli Theater and to the right is Polizeikommissariat 15 on the corner of Reeperbahn and Davidstraße in Hamburg 20359. The area was seen in 'The Odessa File'.

back008n. Mark O'Neill confirms that it is all very much the same. (RL)
(Modern Photo Added: 29-07-2014)

Backbeat - A fight outside Café Keese is watched as the boys' camper-van drives through the streets. Reeperbahn, Hamburg in Germany.
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back009. A fight outside Café Keese is watched as the boys' camper-van drives through the streets. Reeperbahn, Hamburg in Germany.

back009n. No fights while Mark is around! (RL)
(Modern Photo Added: 29-07-2014)

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