The Night We Called It a Day (2003)

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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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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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This nobody is about to catch a big somebody. See more »

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Rated R for strong language | See all certifications »





Release Date:

14 August 2003 (Australia)  »

Also Known As:

All the Way  »

Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$113,686 (Australia) (15 August 2003)


$246,964 (Australia) (22 August 2003)

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(Filmfest Hamburg)

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1.85 : 1
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The voice of Frank Sinatra is dubbed by Australian actor Tom Burlinson, who's major debut was "The Man From Snowy River", 1982. See more »


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 »


Frank Sinatra: What's your name kid?
Rod Blue: Rod Blue from Wooloomooloo.
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Written by Randy Muller and Wade Williamston
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What's The Dealiyo Yo?
30 January 2004 | by (Earth) – See all my reviews

I managed to catch Paul Goldman's "The Night We Called It A Day" the last time it was being shown in a Toowoomba cinema. I took my sister with me. The movie was about three minutes in when I realised that it was me, my sister and a man in a Top Gun-esque fighter jacket that were going to see it for the final time on a giant screen (well, not giant really. That cinema needs to be repaired). Anyway, three people were watching this movie, and I was p***ed off that no one else bothered. That emotion was countered, I guess, when I paid attention to what was being projected onto this dilapidated screen. Superb performances by Joel Edgerton and David Field and a fine looking Frank Sinatra by the guy (and let's not forget this) who was a frighteningly aggressive rule-breaker in "Easy Rider." I don't know why this movie was bagged to the high heavens by Australian critics and audiences (or lack thereof) alike. It's a great movie and those who don't appreciate it, even marginally, oughta see it again. Go to the Toowoomba cinema to see it, okay? There's nobody around that will talk over the trailers...

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