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The Night We Called It a Day (2003)

Based on the true events surrounding Frank Sinatra's tour of Australia. When Sinatra calls a local reporter a "two-bit hooker", every union in the country black-bans the star until he issues an apology.

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Paul Goldman
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Dennis Hopper ... Frank Sinatra
Melanie Griffith ... Barbara Marx
Portia de Rossi ... Hilary Hunter
Joel Edgerton ... Rod Blue
Rose Byrne ... Audrey Appleby
David Hemmings ... Mickey Rudin
David Field ... Bob Hawke
Victoria Thaine ... Penny
Stephen O'Rourke Stephen O'Rourke ... Jilly Rizzo
Nicholas Hope ... Phil
George Vidalis George Vidalis ... Vinny
Peter Demlakian Peter Demlakian ... Ruby
Tony Barry ... Ralph Blue
Vincent Ball Vincent Ball ... Rex Hooper
Jennifer Hagan Jennifer Hagan ... Doris
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Storyline

Based on the true events surrounding Frank Sinatra's tour of Australia. When Sinatra calls a local reporter a "two-bit hooker", every union in the country black-bans the star until he issues an apology.

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There are some nights you never forget. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong language | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

Australia | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 August 2003 (Australia) See more »

Also Known As:

All the Way See more »

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Box Office

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$277,428
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(Filmfest Hamburg)

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

The voice of Frank Sinatra is dubbed by Australian actor Tom Burlinson, whose major debut was "The Man From Snowy River", 1982. See more »

Goofs

There are a number of anachronisms in the Sydney backdrops, ostensibly set in the 1970s. The most obvious is the catamaran harbour ferry that crosses the screen, in an early night-time shot of the harbour bridge. These were not introduced until 15 years later in 1988. See more »

Quotes

Frank Sinatra: I have an apology to make. I called this woman a $2 whore, I was wrong. She's not worth a buck and a half.
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Soundtracks

Movin'
Written by Randy Muller, Wade Williamston, Joseph Arthur Wong & Larry Payton
Performed by Brass Construction
Publishing Threes Music/ Mushroom Music Publishing/ ©1976 Frankly Music & Media
All rights administered by EMI Music Publishing Australia Pty Ltd
Licensed by EMI Music Publishing Australia
(P) 1975 Liberty Records a division of Capitol Records Inc.
Licensed Courtesy of EMI Music Australia
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Blue Eyes Done Over Down Under
7 April 2003 | by nelson27See all my reviews

I recently had the privilege of watching a screener of this movie which was designed to test audience reactions. Right from the start I knew I was going to enjoy it, with its subtle aussie Comedy and great cast. Without giving anything away, its the story of an aussie promoter (Edgerton) in the early 70's attempting to get Frank Sinatra (Hopper) to play a concert in Australia. Joel Edgerton, recently from "Ned Kelly" shows his brilliant acting talent and his ability to do comedy as easily as drama. Rose Byrne, Portia De Rossi and Melanie Griffith put forward strong supporting roles which help to flesh out the story, which is based on actual events. The stand out performances though, have to come from Dennis Hopper and David Fields. Hopper as usual puts his all into the role and brings it off wonderfully, playing the serious and egotistical, Frank Sinatra. Australian David Fields is cast as a Young Bob Hawke and has some of the movies funnier moments. I give this movie 4 out of 5 stars and suggest going and catching it at the cinema


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