PG-13 | | Biography, Comedy, Drama
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.
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.
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 ...
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.
Between the tribute and the end credits are period photos of the real Sapphires and a contemporary picture of the four women.
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).
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
$38,372 (USA) (24 March 2013)
$2,448,455 (USA) (21 July 2013)
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