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The night we called it a day

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Movie propaganda

There are some nights you never forget.

In the winter of 1974, Frank Sinatra (Dennis Hopper) made a little mistake. He spent a few days in Australia.

Rod Blue (Joel Edgerton) is a battling rock promoter going out of business, doing the best to escape the shadow thrown by his father - a legendary front-page gangster onto his third wife. He has one last chance and he grabs it. He shows up in LA to convince Sinatra's people he's the one to promote Old Blue Eyes' comeback tour in Australia. Rod's young, he's green but he can think on his feet and he can pitch. Mickey Rudin (David Hemmings) is sceptical. But Sinatra likes Rod's style...

Persons of interest

  • Dennis Hopper .... Frank Sinatra
  • Joel Edgerton .... Rod Blue
  • Melanie Griffith .... Barbara Marx
  • Rose Byrne .... Audrey Appleby
  • Portia de Rossi .... Hilary Hunter
  • David Field .... Bob Hawke
  • David Hemmings .... Mickey Rudin
  • Peter Clifton .... Screenwriter
  • Erwin C Dietrich .... Screenwriter
  • Paul Goldman .... Director

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Intelligence analyst

Special Agent Matti

Theatrical report

It's good! Joel Edgerton fills the screen with star quality (even if he's only fourth on the poster), even when he has his clothes on! Dennis Hopper does a great impression of Old Blue Eyes with the help of an awesome off-screen vocaliser. Melanie Griffith plays yet another nymphette with unnatural hair.

The night we called it a day is an instant Aussie classic!

Security censorship classification

M (Sexual references, medium level coarse language, low level violence)

Surveillance time

91 minutes (1:31 hours)

Not for public release in Australia before date

Film: 14 August 2003
Disc: 4 August 2010

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