Beatles on stage in Washington DC


The Beatles: Eight Days A Week - The Touring Years

Release date: 15th November 2016

"I still remember that first moment Ringo played with us. BANG he kicks in and it was an oh my god moment. We're like “Wow”, and we’re all looking at each other thinking "Yeah this is it.""


"My picture of it now is that there was a ship going to discover the new world and The Beatles were in the crow’s nest. And we just said, Land Ho!"


“That was the good thing about being four together, not like Elvis, you know. I always felt sorry later, for Elvis, because he was on his own, he had his guys with him, but there was only one Elvis, no-body else knew what he felt like. But for us, we all shared the experience.”


“When we came to America - I know this for myself, and I know because we talked to each other - we were in America before the plane landed. I could feel New York. It was an incredible sensation - it was like "Come on down, boys.””


After their now-legendary North American debut on “The Ed Sullivan Show” in 1964, The Beatles transfixed the U.S. and the tremors were felt worldwide, transforming music and pop culture forever with their records and television appearances. The Beatles’ extraordinary musicianship and charisma also made them one of the greatest live bands of all time.

In The Beatles: Eight Days a Week – The Touring Years, Oscar®-winning director Ron Howard (A Beautiful Mind, Apollo 13) explores the history of The Beatles through the lens of the group’s concert performances, from their early days playing small clubs in Liverpool and Hamburg to their unprecedented world tours in packed stadiums around the globe from New York to Melbourne to Tokyo.

The first feature-length documentary authorised by The Beatles since the band’s breakup in 1970, Eight Days a Week features rare and never-before-seen archival footage of shows and interviews, plus new interviews with Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr and numerous prominent observers.

The film captures the exhilaration of The Beatles’ phenomenal rise to fame as well as the toll it eventually took on the band members, prompting them to stop touring altogether in August 1966 and devote their prodigious musical energy to the series of ground-breaking studio recordings for which they are best known today.





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Ron HowardDirected by
Mark MonroeWritten by
P.G. MorganStory Consultant
John LennonSelf (archive footage)
Paul McCartneySelf
George HarrisonSelf (archive footage)
Ringo StarrSelf
Richard CurtisSelf - Writer, Director
Frank PhillipsSelf - BBC Radio Newsreader (voice) (archive footage)
Leonard ParkinSelf - BBC Radio Newsreader (voice) (archive footage)
Carroll JamesSelf - WWDC Disc Jockey (voice) (archive footage)
Marsha Albert Self (voice) (archive footage)
Eddie IzzardSelf
Ed SullivanSelf (archive footage)
Whoopi GoldbergSelf
Neil Aspinall Self - Beatles Touring Manager 1962-1970
Brian Epstein Self - Beatles Manager (archive footage)
Elvis Costello Self
Richard Lester Self - Director 'A Hard Day's Night' and 'Help!'
Malcolm GladwellSelf - Author
Larry KaneSelf - News Director WFUN Miami
Muhammad AliSelf (archive footage)
Derek TaylorSelf - The Beatles' Press Agent 1963-1964 (voice) (archive footage)
Sigourney WeaverSelf
Kitty OliverSelf - Historian (as Dr. Kitty Oliver)
Howard GoodallSelf - Composer
Harold James Self (voice) (archive footage)
George MartinSelf - Producer (archive footage)
Jon SavageSelf - Author
Doug LaytonSelf - WAQY Radio Host (archive footage)
Tommy CharlesSelf - WAQY Radio Host (archive footage)
Ed FreemanSelf - The Beatles' U.S. Tour Roadie 1966
Marc AmbroseSupervising Producer
Jonathan ClydeExecutive Producer
Guy EastExecutive Producer
Nicholas FerrallExecutive Producer
Jeanne Elfant FestaCo-executive Producer
Brian GrazerProducer
Ron Halpern Executive Producer: Studiocanal
Cassidy HartmannCo-executive Producer
Bruce HighamCo-producer
Ron HowardProducer
Jeff JonesExecutive Producer
Scott PascucciProducer
John Rita Associate Producer
Michael RosenbergExecutive Producer
Stuart Samuels Co-producer
Nigel SinclairProducer
Matthew WhiteCo-producer
Ric Markmann (original music by)
Dan Pinnella (original music by)
Chris Wagner(original music by)
Caleb DeschanelCinematography by
Paul LangCinematography by
Tim Suhrstedt Cinematography by
Michael WoodCinematography by
Jessica YoungCinematography by
Paul CrowderFilm Editing by
Ria BiggerstaffHair Stylist / Makeup Artist
Sophie BrownMakeup Artist
Haley CoatsMakeup Artist
Gemma KirkMakeup Artist
Tracy RaffelsonMakeup Artist
Mark McCuneAdditional Production Supervisor
John Rita Production Supervisor
Carles Berot Dubbing Supervisor
Robert DehnSound Studio Manager
Will DigbySound Effects Editor
Nathan EvansSound Mixer
Cameron FrankleyRe-recording Mixer / Sound Designer / Supervising Sound Editor
Darlene Gorzela Additional Sound
Chris JenkinsRe-recording Mixer
Dan KenyonSound Effects Editor
Evan MenakSound Mixer: Los Angeles
Harrison Meyle Dialogue Supervisor
Jon MichaelsCo-supervising Sound Editor
Ryan MurphyMix Stage Engineer
Tony Pilkington Mix Stage Engineer
Mark PurcellMix Technician
Fred StubenSound Mixer (multiple segments)
Ann Marie WachelAdditional Sound
Inka KendziaMotion Design
Marc AmbroseCamera Operator
Victor AvilaCamera Operator: Ringo Starr Interviews
Ian BarwickGaffer
Jamie BoultonDigital Imaging Technician
Matt BuchanElectrician
Joshua Callis-SmithDigital Imaging Technician: additional photography
Colin J. CampbellGaffer: Ringo Starr Interviews
Simon ChubbockDigital Imaging Technician: additional photography
Michael CooperPhotographer: Sgt Pepper Lonely Hearts Club Band
Jerry C. DeatsKey Grip: Ringo Starr Interviews
Cooper DonaldsonGaffer: Additional Photography
Robert Freeman Photographer: Rubber Soul
Paul Goodstein Key Grip: Ringo Starr Interviews
Jason Juhl GrayGrip
Callum JustDigital Imaging Technician
Kiva KnightGaffer
David PenfoldFirst Assistant Camera
Jonathan PettsDigital Imaging Technician: UK
Tommy Tieche Camera Operator: Ringo Starr Interviews
Patrick TittmarDigital Imaging Technician: Additional Photography
Mark WeinbergCamera Operator
David J. White II First Assistant Camera: Ringo Starr Interviews
Inka KendziaAnimation Director
Jamie BoultonAdditional Editor / First Assistant Editor / Post-production Supervisor
Juan Ignacio CabreraColorist
Carissa ClarkIn-house Producer
Alexandra De La VegaPost Production Supervisor
Lucy DonaldsonAssistant Editor
Rich EvirsAssistant Editor
Melissa GoodallPost-production Assistant
Caryl Deyn KormaAdditional Colorist
Andy Lichtstein Digital Intermediate Colorist
Robert A. MartinezPost-production Coordinator (as Robert Martinez) / Second Assistant Editor (as Robert Martinez)
Sierra NealAssistant Editor
Caite Ni'CeileachairMusic and Stock Footage Coordinator: Studiocanal
Mike J. NicholsAssistant Editor
Manuel RevelesAssistant Editor
Lauren SaffaAssociate Editor
Karen SimAdditional Editor
Matthew StrattmanAssistant Editor
Charles R. UyAdditional Editor
Ciaran Michael VejbyAssistant Editor
Faroukh Virani Assistant Editor
Richard WisemanArchival Department
Yvette Gonzalez-NacerComposer: Additional Music
Giles MartinMusic Producer
Melissa MuikMusic Editor
Sam OkellMusic Mixer: Songs
Alastair SirkettSound Design
David TornOriginal Song Written and Performed by: "One More Chance"
Alexander AyerProduction Assistant
Emad Barakat Production Intern
Jim BerkenstadtResearcher
Jessica Berman BogdanArchival Clearances
Mélodie BoileauLaboratories Coordinator: Laboratories Coordinator
Blake BrownProduction Coordinator: New York
Robert Burke Marketing
Francesca CanducciBlu Ray/DVD Author
Cathy CarapellaMusic & Media Licensing
Dean CheleyClearance Counsel
Adrienne CollatosArchival Researcher
Alexandra De La Vega Researcher
Melissa GoodallArchival Research / Licensing Coordinator / Production Assistant: Ringo Starr Interviews
Jacob GutmanClearance Coordinator / Production Assistant
Naomi J. HallArchive Researcher
Renee HinesAssistant Production Accountant
Theron KabrichConsultant: Photographers
Kristian KobeGerman Publicist
Pearl LiebermanArchival Research
Mark McCuneClearance Supervisor
Jim McDonnellAdditional Archive Researcher
Sean MearsResearcher
Nicolas Andrew MotteProduction Assistant
Emily Precious Production Coordinator
Emily RiceProduction Accountant
John Rita Licensing Manager
Chris RobertsonArchival Clearances
Tony RosenthalProduction Coordinator
Kate SerfossClearance Counsel
Bomber Hurley Smith Researcher (as Bomber Hurley-Smith)
Michele SpitzAudio Description Co-Producer/Narrator/Sponsor
Dan StutzProduction Legal
Mireia VilanovaProduction Intern
Bob WassermanArchival Research Assistant
Windsor WongLicensing Coordinator
Bruce Wrigley Post-production Payroll Accountant