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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

Certificate:

PG-13 | See all certifications »
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Details

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

Gross USA:

$1,890,571

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$1,890,571
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Company Credits

Production Co:

A&M Films See more »
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

70 mm 6-Track

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The picture aimed to document the last nine days of rehearsals before Sting's new band first performed their first concert in Paris, France. See more »

Goofs

During the last song, "Message in a Bottle", Sting plays a cream Fender Telecaster. For the last verse through the end of the song, he is playing a black Fender Stratocaster. When he says, "Goodnight," and walks off stage, he is seen taking off the cream Telecaster. The song is clearly pieced together from separate performances. See more »

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References The Flintstones (1960) See more »

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Quiet Simply One of the Best Music Documentaries Ever Made
5 April 2006 | by ecapital46See all my reviews

They don't get much better than this. This is one of those films that after viewing, you want to thank the producers for capturing and preserving the events for all of us to repeatedly enjoy.

I came to this project knowing little of Sting and his music and being more familiar with the work of the Saxophonist, Brandford Marsalis, of the renown New Orleans Marsalis music family. I later learned that Sting was receiving much of the same criticisms Mr. Marsalis and his fellow musicians were receiving for joining in on this project of merged rock/jazz/blues/funk idioms. However, as we all know, the critics travel at a slower speed than the artists and often require time to catch up. One need only reflect on Gershwin's 'Porgy and Bess,' 'Charlie Parker with Strings,' or any other project that breaks from traditional established patterns.

Twenty years later, this is still some of the best music made. It rocks in the full sense of the word. This group of personnel were only together for a relatively short period of time, but fortunately, we have this event and period captured on video. When the pianist in this film, Kenny Kirkland, past away at such a young age in 1998, I was reminded of the great work of all the musicians in this film.


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