The Sapphires (2012)

PG-13   |    |  Biography, Comedy, Drama


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It's 1968, and four young, talented Australian Aboriginal girls learn about love, friendship and war when their all-girl group The Sapphires entertain the US troops in Vietnam.

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  • Chris O'Dowd and Jessica Mauboy at an event for The Sapphires (2012)
  • Chris O'Dowd and Jessica Mauboy at an event for The Sapphires (2012)
  • Wayne Blair in The Sapphires (2012)
  • Jessica Mauboy at an event for The Sapphires (2012)
  • Chris O'Dowd and Dawn O'Porter at an event for The Sapphires (2012)
  • Chris O'Dowd in The Sapphires (2012)

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Did You Know?

Trivia

The movie's co-writer and associate producer Tony Briggs is the son of Laurel Robinson, a member of the real-life The Sapphires group.


Quotes

Dave: Country and western music is about loss. Soul music is also about loss. But the difference is in country and western music they've lost, they've given up, they're just at home whining about it. In soul music they're struggling to get it back and ...


Goofs

When in Vietnam the girls sing into a Shure Beta 58 microphone, easily spotted by the blue ring around the head of the microphone. The 58a wasn't in use until around 1996.


Crazy Credits

Between the tribute and the end credits are period photos of the real Sapphires and a contemporary picture of the four women.


Alternate Versions

The Australian version is slightly different (roughly 3 minutes longer) than the one shown in International Markets. It does not have a title card in the beginning of the movie explaining about the Aborigine people and that the film is based on a real story. On the other hand. several scenes are cut shorter by a few seconds in the International version, and the end title card is also different. While it describes in details what became of each character in real life, showing pictures of each of them individually, the Australian one briefly sums up their achievements as a whole. There's a final picture of the ladies as they look-like nowadays (shown in black and white in the International version and in color on the Australian one).


Soundtracks

Soul Man
Composed by
Isaac Hayes and David Porter (as Dave :Porter)
Copyright 1967 Walden Music, Inc. and Almo Music Corporation
By kind permission of Warner/Chappell Music Australia Pty Ltd
Published by Almo Music Corp.
Licensed by Universal Music Puiblishing Group Pty Limited
Performed by Sam & Dave
[P] 1967 Atlantic Recording Corp.
Licensed courtesy of Warner Music Australia Pty Ltd

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Plot Summary


Genres

Biography | Comedy | Drama | Music | Musical

Details

Release Date:

9 August 2012

Language

English, Aboriginal


Country of Origin

Australia

Filming Locations

Albury, New South Wales, Australia

Box Office

Budget:

$10,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$38,372 (USA) (24 March 2013)

Gross:

$2,448,455 (USA) (21 July 2013)

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