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Desperately Seeking Paul McCartney (2008)

Not Rated | | Documentary | 18 May 2008 (USA)
In 1965, Ruth Anson was a teenage reporter for ABC TV news, covering the 'teen-beat.' One of her first interviews was with the Beatles, where she asked a young Paul McCartney if he had any ... See full summary »


Marc Cushman


Ruth Anson (storyline consultant), Marc Cushman | 1 more credit »




Credited cast:
Ruth Anson Ruth Anson ... Herself
Bob Billman Bob Billman ... The Cameraman
Shay Burbridge Shay Burbridge ... Production Assistan #1
Cliff Cordova Cliff Cordova ... The Editor
Marc Cushman Marc Cushman ... The Director
Joseph Dammann Joseph Dammann ... The Favorite Cousin
Alice Dorsey Alice Dorsey ... Sinatra Fan
Dwight D. Eisenhower ... Himself (archive footage)
Kathryn Farren ... Production Assistan #3
Philip Franchini Philip Franchini ... (singing voice)
Joe A. Giamalva Joe A. Giamalva ... The Make-Up Specialist (as Joe Giamalva)
George Harrison ... Himself (archive footage)
Bob Hope ... Himself (archive footage)
Ryan M. James Ryan M. James ... The 2nd Unit Director (as Ryan James)
Ron Jeremy ... Himself


In 1965, Ruth Anson was a teenage reporter for ABC TV news, covering the 'teen-beat.' One of her first interviews was with the Beatles, where she asked a young Paul McCartney if he had any plans for marriage. His response, "Only if you'll marry me." Forty years later, Ruth wonders, "What if I had said 'yes'?," and goes in search of Paul, looking for closure. Written by Marc Cushman

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the beatles | mockumentary | See All (2) »


A journey into the past ... to find a future.




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Release Date:

18 May 2008 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA

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Marcman Pictures See more »
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1.85 : 1
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Charmingly Nostalgic
19 October 2008 | by marniealan-1See all my reviews

Loved it! This is a charming, nostalgic story, blended with a surprisingly brutal look behind the scenes of the contemporary "reality show" genre (that seems to be destroying television these days.) Bitingly satirical, I guess I'll never know how much of it is real and how much was fake. Even lead Ruth Anson, who the movie is all about, seems to be swept up in the momentum of the project. You get the feeling the only one who really knows is Director Marc Cushman,who plays his alter-ego, Director Marc Cushman, to maniacal perfection. Or is he playing a character? Ruth Anson's sweetness and charm carry the movie, and most of the cast seem to get genuinely angry, which is fun to watch. Beatles fans will enjoy the dead-on Beatlesque songs by Alan Bernhoft. Unexpectedly touching and uplifting on many levels. Quite a bit of originality and skill in the conception and production.

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