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The Sapphires (2012)

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It's 1968, and four young, talented Australian Aboriginal girls learn about love, friendship and war when their all-girl group The Sapphires entertain the US troops in Vietnam.

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Tanika Lonesborough ...
Nioka Brennan ...
Lynette Narkle ...
Nanny Theresa
Kylie Belling ...
Geraldine
Tammy Anderson ...
Evelyn
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1968 was the year that changed the world. And for four young Aboriginal sisters from a remote mission this is the year that would change their lives forever. Around the globe, there was protest and revolution in the streets. Indigenous Australians finally secured the right to vote. There were drugs and the shock of a brutal assassination. And there was Vietnam. The sisters, Cynthia, Gail, Julie and Kay are discovered by Dave, a talent scout with a kind heart, very little rhythm but a great knowledge of soul music. Billed as Australia's answer to 'The Supremes', Dave secures the sisters their first true gig, and flies them to Vietnam to sing for the American troops. Based on a true story, THE SAPPHIRES is a triumphant celebration of youthful emotion, family and music. Written by Goalpost Pictures

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Rated PG-13 for sexuality, a scene of war violence, some language, thematic elements and smoking | See all certifications »

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9 August 2012 (Australia)  »

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Ha'avanim ha'k'houlot  »

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$10,000,000 (estimated)

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$38,372 (USA) (22 March 2013)

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$2,448,455 (USA) (19 July 2013)
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The movie's co-writer and associate producer Tony Briggs is the son of Laurel Robinson, a member of the real-life The Sapphires group. See more »

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The bottle of Ballantyne's that Dave is drinking during the poker game has a plastic cap ring around its neck. See more »

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Dave: Can you do it blacker?
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Composed by Malvina Reynolds
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Surprisingly fabulous!
3 August 2012 | by (Melbourne, Australia) – See all my reviews

I never realised when my friend asked me if I wanted to come to the opening of the Melbourne International Film Festival with her to see some film called 'The Sapphires' that I knew nothing about, I would end up in my seat laughing, crying and beaming form ear to ear.

I was lucky enough to see the film introduced by the original writer who explained where the idea came from and how it all came together, but even without that introduction, I was blown away. The acting was amazing, funny, charming, believable and heart wrenching. You really wanted to be friends with all of the main stars in the movie, not just The Sapphires, but their families also.

I was lucky enough to meet Shari, who plays Kay, at the after party, and she was so humble and sweet. I am certain all of the cast and crew will have fabulous careers in the film industry and I can't wait to see more.

Thank you, so much, for bringing this story to screen. I want to buy the DVD now!


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