Ringo (1978 film)

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Written byNeal Israel
Pat Proft
Directed byJeff Margolis
StarringRingo Starr
Art Carney
Angie Dickinson
Mike Douglas
Carrie Fisher
Vincent Price
John Ritter
Narrated byGeorge Harrison
Country of originUSA
Original language(s)English
Executive producer(s)Peter L. Kauff
Robert B. Meyrowitz
Producer(s)Ken Ehrlich
Garry Blye (associate producer)
Production location(s)Los Angeles
Editor(s)Pam Marshall
Andy Zall
Production company(s)D.I.R. Broadcasting
Montico Productions
Original networkNBC
Original release
  • April 26, 1978 (1978-04-26)

Ringo is a 1978 British-American made-for-television comedy film starring Ringo Starr as both a fictionalised version of himself and his fictional half-brother "Ognir Rrats" (Ringo Starr spelled backwards). It was broadcast on the US NBC network on 26 April 1978.

The film features an all-star cast, including Art Carney, John Ritter, Carrie Fisher and George Harrison. Starr performs songs from his concurrent album, Bad Boy, and older material. The film's story is loosely based on The Prince and the Pauper.[1]

The program finished 53rd of 65 network prime-time programs for the week.[2]


  1. ^ Madinger, Chip; Mark Easter (2000). Eight Arms To Hold You: The Solo Beatles Compendium. Chesterfield, MO: 44.1 Productions, LP. p. 515. ISBN 0-615-11724-4.
  2. ^ Rees, Dafydd; Luke Crampton (1999). VH1 Rock Stars Encyclopedia (New Revised Edition). New York: DK Publishing, Inc. p. 949. ISBN 0-7894-4613-8.

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