TV Movie | | Biography, Drama, Music
Details the lives of John Lennon and Yoko Ono, from before their first meeting to their rise to stardom.
Most of the American parts were played by North American actors who lived and worked full time in the United Kingdom. Subsequently many are recognizable from major movies filmed primarily in the UK: Vincent Marzello (Tony Cox) appeared in two James Bond movies and the original 1978 Superman, David Baxt (Elliot Mintz) and Manning Redwood (Houston Magistrate) both played forest rangers in The Shining, and Bruce Boa (Houston lawyer) and Angus McInnes (New York Doctor) are/were Canadians who appeared in The Empire Strikes Back and Stat wars respectively. Finally, Mike Myers (Delivery Boy) was a Canadian living abroad for a brief period before returning to Toronto to join the Second City troupe (which led to his hiring by Saturday Night Live)
The music played during John's alcoholic breakdown is "What You Got," which was recorded for the album Wallls And Bridges. Walls And Bridges was not recorded with Phil Spector in Los Angeles but back in New York City after Spector absconded with the master tapes for the Rock 'n' Roll album. While technically part of John's "lost weekend" the recording of Walls And Bridges went far more smoothly and professionally than the chaotic Spector sessions.