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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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Barbara Marx
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Hilary Hunter
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Rod Blue
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Audrey Appleby
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Mickey Rudin
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Penny
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Jilly Rizzo
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Phil
George Vidalis ...
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Ralph Blue
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Rex Hooper
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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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There are some nights you never forget. See more »


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Rated R for strong language | See all certifications »
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14 August 2003 (Australia)  »

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All the Way  »

Box Office

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$113,686 (Australia) (15 August 2003)
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1.85 : 1
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Also titled, "All the Way"... 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

Bob Hawke: [to Sinatra] You are what we call a 'tall poppy'. We have a way of dealing with tall poppies in this country: we cut their heads off!
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References The Godfather (1972) See more »

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Boogie Part 1
Written and performed by Carson
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Frank Sinatra vs Australia
14 June 2004 | by (Iceland) – See all my reviews

i rented this movie, Did not make it to Icelandic theaters, not a great loss though this is a movie to watch at home, medium paced at first.Melanie Griffith did well here,playing a Marylin Monroe lookalike wannabe Frank Sinatra's Wife, Dennis Hooper on the other hand brings shame to Frank Sinatra's name with a dreadful performance and after seeing this one would think that Frank Sinatra was an total Bastard,egomaniac and surrounded by Members of the Italian Mafia.Joel Edgerton put's on a good show as Rod Blue easy going Aussie bloke who try's and succeeds in bringing Mr Sinatra over too sidney Australia and get's the ride of his life from this,learns some lessons on life and goes on. everything about this movie smells of Averageness,but after watching it and spendin sometime thinking about it and watching again well it's a good movie to rent if you want a feel good movie, it has Romance,comedy and a little adventure.


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