Having A Wild Weekend

The British invasion of the U.S. pop scene was in full force in 1965. And one of the most super of the supergroups was The Dave Clark Five.


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Genre:   Comedy
Director:   John Boorman
Writers:   Peter Nichols
Cast:   Dave Clark, Barbara Ferris, Lenny Davidson, Denis West Payto, Denis West Payton, Rick Huxley
Theatrical Release Date:   08/18/1965
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Having A Wild Weekend
 
4.0

(based on 6 reviews)

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83%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Entertaining (5)
  • Great cinematography (4)
  • Engaging characters (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • At home (3)
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5.0

British Invasion Classic DC5's only film

By Chef Mikey

from Healdsburg, CA

About Me Movie Buff

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Pros

  • Engaging Characters
  • Entertaining
  • Great Cinematography
  • High Production Value
  • Original

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Adult Viewers
    • At Home
    • Perfect Gift
    • Younger Viewers

    Comments about Having A Wild Weekend:

    Finally available in its original aspect ratio!
    Thanks Warner Archive, you're the best.

     
    4.0

    The Fab Five Frolic

    By 1scarylarry

    from Lompoc, CA

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    Pros

    • Engaging Characters
    • Entertaining
    • Great Cinematography

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • British Invasion Band

      Comments about Having A Wild Weekend:

      A fun movie throughout. Although I liked "Ferry Cross the Mersey" better, DC5 were good sports .

       
      4.0

      DC5's Hard Days Night

      By montydaman

      from Ukiah, california

      About Me Avid Moviegoer

      Pros

      • Entertaining

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • At Home

        Comments about Having A Wild Weekend:

        This was The Dave Clark Five's "A Hard Days's Night" if you will. It was a fun time and these guys were a far cry from on hit wonders! It's a fun little movie.

         
        2.0

        Ooops...not so good

        By ShelleyCT

        from West Haven, CT

        About Me Movie Buff

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        Pros

          Cons

          • Disappointing
          • Not What I Expected
          • Poor Plot Development
          • Unoriginal

          Best Uses

          • Special Needs

          Comments about Having A Wild Weekend:

          L LOVE the DC5, but this is not what I want. Only 3 songs in movie, a thin 'rich girl, working-class boy' runaway theme, and not enough focus on the band. It is good as an example of 60's styles and history, but after watching The Beatles and Herman's Hermits, it hits bottom.

           
          5.0

          Great movie, get this DVD!

          By Larry the #1 Red Sox Fan!

          from Lowell,MA

          About Me Avid Moviegoer

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          Pros

          • A Movie With Realty
          • Emotionally Engaging
          • Engaging Characters
          • Entertaining
          • EXCELLENT ACTING
          • Great Cinematography
          • High Production Value
          • The music is great

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • At Home
            • For Everyone To See
            • In The Air
            • In The Car
            • On The Train
            • On vacation
            • Perfect Gift
            • Travel

            Comments about Having A Wild Weekend:

            Great movie with a box of popcorn.
            The music from the Dave Clark 5 is awesome.
            Love the car ride though London.
            Absolutely worth the money!
            I highly recommend this DVD to everyone!

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            4.0

            Rare Dave Clark Five Movie Remastered

            By John Borzatti

            from Baltimore MD

            About Me Casual Viewer

            Verified Reviewer

            Pros

            • Entertaining
            • Great Cinematography
            • Original

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Having A Wild Weekend:

                Dave Clark Five material is scarce as it is. This movie, titled Catch Us If You Can in the UK, is available since 2008 on DVD in the UK, but only in region 2 format. Not much went into that transfer either. Dave Clark must not have US distribution rights as this print is obviously from the Warner vaults. The picture is enhanced to the sharpest ever (I have the UK verison and a US bootleg from VHS also) with only slight video noise near the beginning, but it goes away by the time the opening theme is done, and the soundtrack here is at the correct pitch also unlike the UK DVD. The movie is John Boormans' directing debut and is the only existing document of the DC5 in speaking roles. It's GREAT to see a young and alive Mike Smith and Dennis Payton along with the rest of the group. The plot is all over the internet so google both titles for those details. I saw this as a kid on TV in 1969 and was enthralled with the whole plot of the "Wild Weekend", especially with Barbara Ferris, and have not seen it since until earlier this year. If I had not seen it then it might not mean as much to me as it does now, but I am re-discovering the DC5 since it is so hard to get their material anywhere. The film rating itself is going to vary from viewer to viewer. This is the best quality issue of this film!! Dave Clark 5 were more underrated that I had realized, but with the lack of readily access to their material, makes it easy to forget. You have to be in collector mode to get any of their material.

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