The Night We Called It a Day

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The Night We Called It a Day ★★½ All the Way 2003

Taken-from-reality tale finds Frank Sinatra (Hopper) in Australia doing a tour in 1974 with struggling producer Rod Blue (Edgerton). Ol' Blue Eyes barely gets off the airplane before mouthing off at reporter Hilary Hunter (de Rossi) when asked some too-personal questions. The resulting countrywide brouhaha keeps him captive in his hotel as unions protest outside and demand that he apologize. Hopper is a natural at doing Sinatra, though Tom Burlinson—often a Sinatra impersonator—performed the vocals. 97m/C VHS, DVD . AU US Dennis Hopper, Melanie Griffith, Portia de Rossi, Joel Edgerton, Rose Byrne, David Hemmings, David Field, Nicholas Hope; D: Paul Goldman; W: Peter Clifton, Michael Thomas; C: Danny Ruhlmann; M: Rupert Gregson-Williams. VIDEO