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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.

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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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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, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$1,890,571
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Company Credits

Production Co:

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 name Sting rhymed with the first word of the film's Bring on the Night (1985) title. As such, the artist's name above-the-title top billing in movie posters rhymed with the start of this picture's title. 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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A Must-See for any admirer of STING!
25 May 2002 | by Lee-107See all my reviews

This film is a rare treat, a peek into the professional and personal life of one of the greatest musicians this world has ever seen. This film is about the solo venture of Sting after separating from The Police, into what became his first(if I'm not mistaken) solo album -'The Dream of the Blue Turtles'. I've been an avid fan of Sting's music especially since I heard his album 'The Soul Cages'. What I like about his music is the timeless and universal quality of his lyrics, the uniqueness of each and every song and at the same time a certain underlying uniformity of thought and tone. Listening to his music is like meditation...it's cathartic. I don't think there is any one aspect of human nature and human life he hasn't touched upon in his music. For this reason watching this film was really quite incredible. Paris, where Sting performed and rehearsed lends its own charm and personality to the film. There are funny moments as when these bunch of tourists are led by a tourist guide into the room of the chateau in which Sting and his band are rehearsing and the guide is telling them about the portraits hung on the walls! The sequence of the birth of Sting's son in the hospital to the tune of 'Russians' is the emotional high point of the film. The interview with Sting gives an insight into the mind of this complex man and musician. Altogether, an Experience!!


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