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The inmate, who has retrieved a bottle of Stella during a scuffle between prisoners and guards, goes to extremes to make sure he can enjoy the drink in peace.
As a movie about the love affair between then-Beatle bass player Stuart Sutcliffe and Hamburg photographer Astrid Kirchherr, which is what Backbeat wants to be, it's a blank Sheryl Lee is wasted as Kirchherr; like her soulmates in Heavens to Betsy she goes to extremes or she goes nowhere, and her underwritten part gives her nowhere to go and nothing to do, save to sit around looking knowing and occasionally pull off her sweater.