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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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Documentary | Music

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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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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

Michael Apted performed a number of roles on this picture. Apted was writer, director and interviewer. 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 »

Connections

References The Flintstones (1960) See more »

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Awesome!
18 February 2000 | by culwinSee all my reviews

This may be one of if not THE best rock documentary ever! While most "rock-umentaries" just show a long, drawn-out concert, this one goes from Sting's leaving The Police, to forming an entirely brand new band, to Sting's first solo concert. Some people criticize this movie because some of the interviewees are blunt, pretentious, offensive, or whatever. Well, I'm sorry, do you want a truthful documentary or do you want fiction? If you want to see the making of a REAL rock band, this is a must see film. And if you don't like the music, then seriously, there must be something wrong with you!


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