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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

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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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Production Co:

A&M Films See more »
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Sound Mix:

70 mm 6-Track

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

This picture was filmed in "real time" according to the "Director's Notes" DVD booklet. There was "...no cheating and staging scenes". See more »

Goofs

There are numerous mismatches between the soundtrack music and the performances on stage and in rehearsal, including cymbal crashes and drum fills that are heard and not seen, and vice versa. See more »

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Featured in Branford Marsalis: The Music Tells You (1992) See more »

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Outstanding music and insight
6 August 2011 | by mikeecottleSee all my reviews

This is a terrific documentary about the organization and workings of a band being formed from very talented players. And yes Miles Copeland might seem arrogant but in reality he's just being real. The other members of the band wouldn't get paid as much or draw the same audience without Sting headlining. That's one of the primary points of the film. But despite that, you appreciate that the amazing performances are solely due to the COMBINED talent of the players - not just Sting. I just wish I could find a place to buy a copy.

The ending is also very touching. This is a great movie to watch if you are a fan of Sting, Branford Marsalis, Kenny Kirkland or any of the other musicians.


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