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Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band

What do you get when you combine The Beatles classic album Sgt. Pepper with The Bee Gees, Peter Frampton, George Burns, Steve Martin, Alice Cooper and Aerosmith?!? Facepalms from the Universal title card before the opening to the "all rights reserved" at the end credits.

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A small town band makes it big, but loses track of their roots, as they get caught up into the big-time machinations of the music biz. Now, they must thwart a plot to destroy their home town.

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  • GalaxyJane commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Fair warning, I saw this film break a veteran attendee at B-Fest last year. It is about infinity minutes long and there isn't much to work with along the way. Also I am pretty sure I accidentally killed George Burns by renting it at a Blockbuster in the '90s. I woke up the next morning and he had passed in the night.

  • James Neighbors commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Might be difficult to riff because of the film's format - There's no actual dialogue to speak of, just a voice-over by George Burns. This is because early in the production, the director had Frampton and the 'Gees reading their own lines. Big mistake! Not only could they not act, but their accents were so British that no one would believe that they were from the US Midwest. The script was hastily re-written, the only speaking part being a voice over by Burns, who played the Mayor of Heartland, USA.

    Alice Cooper had to be specially released from rehab for the duration of the shooting of his scene, then thrown back into rehab. Aerosmith turned in a fine cover of "Come Together", but when you look at Steven Tyler today, and compare with the young Tyler, NOTHING CHANGED. He still looks the same. Also of note is that after the release of this piece of crap, the careers of every artist involved took a sharp 90-degree nosedive. Whether this was due to bad reviews, the impending death of disco (RSO Records produced the film), or *ahem* misappropriation of the film's budget to "craft services" (LOT of white powder in that tent), or even satanic influence (Aerosmith never suffered the same fate as the other acts in the movie, and Steven Tyler still looks the same today as he did back in '78... Could be....)

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