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Shut Up & Sing (2006)

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A documentary on the Dixie Chicks in the wake of singer Natalie Maines' anti-George W. Bush statement at a 2003 concert.
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Cast

Credited cast:
Natalie Maines ... Herself
Emily Robison ... Herself
Martie Maguire ... Herself
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Clayton Allen Clayton Allen ... Himself
Billy B. ... Himself (archive footage)
Paul Beane Paul Beane ... Himself
Cindi Berger Cindi Berger ... Herself
Barbara Boxer ... Herself (archive footage)
Aaron Brown Aaron Brown ... Himself (archive footage)
Pat Buchanan ... Himself (archive footage)
George W. Bush ... Himself (archive footage)
Randy Carroll Randy Carroll ... Himself
Dick Cheney ... Himself (archive footage)
Darlene Conte ... Herself (as Darlene Kegan)
Anderson Cooper ... Himself (archive footage)
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Storyline

In 2003, the female country band, The Dixie Chicks, are at the top of their game being one of the most successful bands of all time. However with the US invasion of Iraq about to begin over frustrated worldwide objections about this needless war, one of the Chick vents off the cuff in concert about being ashamed of US President George W. Bush. This statement sparks a firestorm of organized and personal right wing attacks against the Chicks for daring to think they have the right to express a negative personal opinion about the President. This film covers the band's effort to ride out the turmoil that would leave their careers under a cloud, but would eventually give them a opportunity to grow as great artists who bow to no one. Written by Kenneth Chisholm (kchishol@rogers.com)

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Freedom of speech is fine as long as you don't do it in public. See more »


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Details

Official Sites:

Dixie Chicks | Official Site

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 December 2006 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Untitled Dixie Chicks Documentary See more »

Filming Locations:

Austin, Texas, USA See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$50,103, 29 October 2006, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$1,215,045

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$1,902,212, 11 January 2009
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Cabin Creek Films See more »
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

"Shut Up and Sing" is also the name of a best-selling book by conservative talk radio pundit Laura Ingraham. In her book, Ingraham skewers the Dixie Chicks and other musical acts who use their concerts and television appearances to voice their political opinions. See more »

Goofs

Natalie is wearing a shirt that states "Dare to Be Free," in one shot the image is mirrored left to right. Evident in the text and her hair are reversed. See more »

Quotes

Man on Phone: They should send her to Iraq, strap her to a bomb and just drop her over Baghdad.
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Connections

Referenced in Jeopardy!: Episode #26.184 (2010) See more »

Soundtracks

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Written by Sheryl Crow, Martie Maguire, and Natalie Maines
Performed by Dixie Chicks
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Freedom of Speech & The Dixie Chicks Rock!
18 October 2006 | by jbarnes-10See all my reviews

I just saw this film last night at the Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival (FLIFF) This is one of the best, if not best, rock docs I have seen.

The three year journey that these three talented ladies have gone through is amazing. A stand up for yourself and your country movie if there ever was one. The production quality is A+ and I bought their new album today..the first one I ever did buy, just to say thank you to the chicks for standing their ground. The archival news footage and commentary from right wingers is too funny given what we all know now about the lies about Iraq and the dishonesty of the Bush administration. The theater was packed by the way and the audience erupted in applause several times during the film... I will be telling everyone about this film and I hope it gets into wide release. It needs to be seen.


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