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The Boys: The Sherman Brothers' Story (2009)

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A documentary about Robert B. Sherman & Richard M. Sherman -- aka The Sherman Brothers -- the Academy Award and Grammy-winning songwriters.

Directors:

Gregory V. Sherman, Jeff Sherman (as Jeffrey C. Sherman)

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Cast

Credited cast:
Julie Andrews ... Herself
Jim Dale ... Himself
Roy Edward Disney ... Himself (as Roy E. Disney)
Micky Dolenz ... Himself
Karen Dotrice ... Herself
Samuel Goldwyn Jr. ... Himself
Bruce Gordon Bruce Gordon ... Himself
Sheldon Harnick Sheldon Harnick ... Himself
James Jensen James Jensen ... Himself
Jeff Kurtti ... Himself
John Landis ... Himself
Angela Lansbury ... Herself
John Lasseter ... Himself
Gavin Lee ... Himself
Wendy Liebman Wendy Liebman ... Herself
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A documentary about Robert B. Sherman & Richard M. Sherman -- aka The Sherman Brothers -- the Academy Award and Grammy-winning songwriters.

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Taglines:

Brothers, Partners, Strangers

Genres:

Documentary

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for mild thematic elements, smoking images and brief language
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Official Sites:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

24 April 2009 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Boys: L'histoire des frères Sherman See more »

Filming Locations:

London, England, UK See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$19,875, 24 May 2009, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$54,852, 6 September 2009
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Sound Mix:

SDDS | Dolby Digital | DTS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Quotes

Robert B. Sherman: [talking about Mary Poppins author P.L. Travers] She was such a witch.
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Crazy Credits

A clip from Charles A. Lindbergh (1927) is shown during the credits. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Saving Mr. Banks (2013) See more »

Soundtracks

The Green Mantilla
Written and Performed by Al Sherman
Courtesy of Al Sherman Records
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A fascinating glimpse into fame and sibling relationships
13 August 2009 | by RolyRolySee all my reviews

We were fortunate to see this film here in Toronto last night in advance of its (I think only) theatrical release. Even more fortunate was the fact that the two directors/sons and Dick Sherman were in attendance and did Q&A afterwards. Dick even had a piano and played some of the brothers' songs, explaining, among other things, how the music of "Spoonful of Sugar" was written as a reflection of the character of Mary Poppins. I'm a bit of a curmudgeon and attended with my 18-year old daughter. We both had tears in our eyes on several occasions during the film and afterwards. How two brothers who are so different can work so successfully together for so many decades and yet never see one another outside their working hours is a remarkable story, simply and lovingly told. The film also provides some interesting insights into the Disney studio during its heyday.


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