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I Wanna Hold Your Hand (1978)

PG
104 min | Comedy, Music, Romance

In 1964, six teenagers from New Jersey run off to see The Beatles perform on The Ed Sullivan Show in the hope of meeting their idols. However, they don't have tickets. Along the way, they learn new things about friendship and growing up.
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$2,700,000
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$1,944,682
Gross (World)
$1,944,682
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Apr 21, 1978 (United States)

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Christian Juttner
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Will Jordan
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6.9 / 10 | 3,855 votes