- 1 hr 40 min
BACKBEAT is a drama about the early days of The Beatles as they travel to Germany and try to establish themselves as a credible rock and roll band. It is also the story of Stuart Sutcliffe, the original fifth member of the band, and his eventual decision to go his own way. As the band performs in the dark underground clubs of Hamburg, they meet a group of hippies and Stuart falls in love with one of them. She reminds him not to forget his talent as a painter and this causes a dilemma that eventually leads to a falling out with the rest of the band.