The Night We Called It A Day
Edit Cast Cast overview, first billed only: Dennis Hopper Frank Sinatra Melanie Griffith Barbara Marx Portia de Rossi Hilary Hunter Joel Edgerton Rod Blue Rose Byrne Audrey Appleby David Hemmings Mickey Rudin David Field Bob Hawke Victoria Thaine Penny Stephen O'Rourke Jilly Rizzo Nicholas Hope Phil George Vidalis Vinny Peter Demlakian Ruby Tony Barry Ralph Blue Vincent Ball Rex Hooper Jennifer Hagan Plot Keywords: sammy davis jr. Taglines: There are some nights you never forget.
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Language: English. Runtime: 97 min Filmfest Hamburg. Sound Mix: Dolby Digital.
Color: Color. Edit Did You Know? Goofs There are a number of anachronisms in the Sydney backdrops, ostensibly set in the s. The most obvious is the catamaran harbour ferry that crosses the screen, in an early night-time shot of the harbour bridge. These were not introduced until 15 years later in Quotes Frank Sinatra : What's your name kid?
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The black-and-white clip, which you can watch above, even features a '40s-like title screen. Dylan himself appears throughout the video, at first just seemingly walking through the story that unfolds over the song's three and a half minutes. But he eventually takes a bigger role. There he is on the street sucking his teeth at the start.
There he is watching a stripper, who winks at him from the stage. There he is tossing down a shot and showing off an engagement ring to actor Robert Davi, who appeared in the first Die Hard movie as well as the James Bond film Licence to Kill and The Goonies in the '80s. Sinatra takes a liking to the kid, overhearing him express why Sinatra's music means so much to him and to everyone. With his lawyer Mickey Rudin and right-hand man Jilly Rizzo in assent that a trip like this would be a good thing at this point for the singer's career, Sinatra agrees to go. At the airport in Australia, members of the media ask blunt and impolite personal questions as soon as Sinatra and his companion, Barbara Marx , step off their private jet.
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One of the prying reporters is Hilary Hunter, who angrily claims that Sinatra or someone in his entourage spat on her as they went by. Rod and his new assistant, Audrey Appleby, who has known him since their youth and long had a crush on him, do their best to make Sinatra's party comfortable in the penthouse of a Sydney hotel. Audrey strikes up a fast friendship with Barbara, who praises Sinatra as a lover but doesn't wish to rush him into marriage. Before going to Melbourne for the tour's first show, Rod suggests to Sinatra that the Australian press can be very sensitive to criticism, so the singer should try to avoid the subject.
Doing it his own way as usual, Sinatra proceeds to further insult the woman reporter from the airport, calling her nothing more than a "two-dollar whore. Trade unions instantly react. Banding together, they decide to cut off all services to Sinatra immediately, including food, drink and maid service at his hotel.
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Newspapers mock the singer with headlines like "Frankie, Go Home," but even that is problematic, inasmuch no one is willing now to supply fuel for his jet, either. An apology is demanded, but the best Sinatra is willing to do is permit Rudin to try to work out a satisfactory compromise with Bob Hawke , the trade union's leader and Australia's future prime minister.
Audrey, meantime, becomes furious at finding Rod kissing reporter Hilary, after which Rod gets into a bloody fistfight with Sinatra's sidekick, Rizzo, who refuses to release tapes of the concert that Rod has already pre-sold. It is ultimately proposed that Sinatra will do a benefit concert for the trades people, but as soon as he gets back on stage, rather than apologize for calling the reporter a two-dollar hooker, he says: "I overpaid.
The film was loosely based on true events. Barbara Marx had been divorced from Zeppo Marx in , a year before the Frank Sinatra concert appearance in Australia depicted in this film.