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Bring on the Night (1985)

Documents the preparation and rehearsals for Sting's first solo concert, as well as his supporting band's opinions on their leader and his controversial efforts.

Director:

Michael Apted

Writer:

Michael Apted
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Cast

Credited cast:
Miles A. Copeland III Miles A. Copeland III ... Himself
Gil Friesen Gil Friesen ... Himself
Vic Garbarini Vic Garbarini ... Himself
Omar Hakim Omar Hakim ... Himself
Darryl Jones Darryl Jones ... Himself
Kenny Kirkland Kenny Kirkland ... Himself
Branford Marsalis ... Himself
Dolette McDonald Dolette McDonald ... Herself
Janice Pendarvis ... Herself
Lou Salvatore Lou Salvatore ... Himself
Sting ... Himself
Trudie Styler ... Herself
Jake Sumner Jake Sumner ... Himself
Kim Turner Kim Turner ... Herself
Kim Turner Kim Turner ... Himself
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Storyline

A documentary about the making of the first Sting album. Not only is some time spent in the studio (much of was recorded in an interesting mansion), but there is also some interesting information about what was going on in the lives of the members of his band during that time, including Sting's child being born. Written by <sboone@osiris.ac.hmc.edu>_<Scott_Boone>>>

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The story is, he risks it all on a dream. The problem is, he's not acting. See more »

Genres:

Documentary | Music

Certificate:

PG-13 | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

8 November 1985 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Bring on the night - vivi la notte See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$1,132,112, 10 November 1985

Gross USA:

$1,890,571

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$1,890,571
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A&M Films See more »
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

70 mm 6-Track

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The song "Bring on the Night" was originally recorded by Sting's English pop band The Police and was the fourth track on their second album "Reggatta de Blanc" (1979). "Bring on the Night" is also the name of Sting's live concert album first released in 1986 and which had been recorded from several live shows and concerts the previous year in 1985. It is some of the songs and events of this 1985 concert tour which are depicted in this film. See more »

Goofs

During the last song, "Message in a Bottle", Sting plays a cream Fender Telecaster. For the last verse through the end of the song, he is playing a black Fender Stratocaster. When he says, "Goodnight," and walks off stage, he is seen taking off the cream Telecaster. The song is clearly pieced together from separate performances. See more »

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References The Flintstones (1960) See more »

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12 November 2006 | by eldavidotacoSee all my reviews

Overall it's very interesting to follow the start of Sting's "new" music career after The Police. I think a lot of fans might have been disappointed, since the music he started playing after leaving The Police was completely different from what he used to do. However, I think this movie really shows what a incredible and talented musician Sting is. "Bring on the night" is a film that all fans of Sting & The Police MUST see. It's interesting to hear Sting talking about some of his experiences considering music. Yes, he seems a little arrogant in person - almost depressed. But his stage prescens is one of a kind. His voice sounds better and more clean than when he was in The Police and it's fun to see him play other instruments than bass guitar, like piano and electric guitar. Not many people know that he also plays the saxophone, oboe, banjo and several other instruments and is in fact very scilled in playing them.


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