The Sapphires

The Sapphires

Director: Wayne Blair Cast: Chris O'Dowd, Deborah Mailman, Jessica Mauboy

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Inspired by a true story, director Wayne Blair's debut feature The Sapphires follows four Aboriginal Australian girls as they are transformed into a soulful singing group by a kindhearted musician, and later travel to Vietnam to entertain battle-weary U.S. troops. Cynthia (Miranda Tapsell), Gail (Deborah Mailman), Julie (Jessica Mauboy) and Kay (Shari Sebbens) are four singers with lots of passion, but precious little talent. Recognizing something special in the way the girls perform, soulful talent scout Dave (Chris O'Dowd) offers to shape them into a Motown-inspired soul group and get them out on the road. But when their first gig turns out to be on the front lines of Vietnam -- where death has become part of the daily routine -- the ambitious young singers realize they've got their work cut out for them.

Product Details

Release Date: 08/06/2013
UPC: 0013132607382
Original Release: 2012
Rating: PG-13
Source: Twc
Region Code: 1A
Time: 1:39:00
Sales rank: 68,586

Special Features

The Making of The Sapphires; Interview with The Original Sapphires; The Music of The Sapphires with Jessica Mauboy

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Chris O'Dowd Dave Lovelace
Deborah Mailman Gail
Jessica Mauboy Julie
Shari Sebbens Kay
Miranda Tapsell Cynthia
Tory Kittles Robby
Eka Darville Hendo
Lynette Narkle Nanny Theresa
Kylie Belling Geraldine
Gregory J. Fryer Selwyn
Donald Battee Myron Ritchie
T.J. Power Lt. Jensen
Tanika Lonesborough Young Gail
Nioka Brennan Young Kay
Tammy Anderson Evelyn
Miah Madden Young Julie
Ava Jean Miller-Porter Young Cynthia
Koby Murray Baby Hartley
Hunter Page-Lochard Stevie Kayne
Meyne Wyatt Jimmy Middleton
Judith Lucy Merle
Annette Hodgson Noelene
Tom Whitechurch Young Tommy
Georgina Haig Glynis
Rhys Muldoon Uncle Ed
Barry Southgate Singing Sailor
A. Spencer Davis Singing Sailor
Rodney Todd Ed's Bass Player
Eric Rasmussen Ed's Guitarist
Julian Bel Bachir Ed's Drummer
Amy Miller Porer Vera
Clarence Thane Bruce the Handyman
Merelyn Anderson Major Wicks
Kim Quyen Myron's Girl
Hai Thao Seamstress
Hoang Hiep Seamstress's Son
Cleave Williams Duggie
Martin Farrugia Max
Ben Rodgers Fish
Jasper Sarkodee Pinky
Stuart Christie Government Official
Quan Tran Vietcong Commander
Wayne McDaniel Lou McGarrick
Beau Brady Marine Sergeant
Sam North Young Marine

Technical Credits
Wayne Blair Director
SPFX Australia Special Effects
Nikki Barrett Casting
Sarah Bernard Makeup
Rosemary Blight Producer
Tony Briggs Screenwriter
Tony Briggs Associate Producer
Rodney Burke Special Effects Supervisor
Dany Cooper Editor
Kylie de Fresne Producer
Melinda Doring Production Designer
Kylie DuFresne Producer
Lauren Edwards Associate Producer
Benny Grant Executive Producer
Randi Hiller Casting
Keith Thompson Screenwriter
Lee Soon Kie Executive Producer
Charporn Meng Art Director
Tamara Lee Notcutt Casting
Stephen Page Choreography
Janie Parker Art Director
Andrew Plain Sound/Sound Designer
Thomas Read Asst. Director
Tess Schofield Costumes/Costume Designer
Gary Seeger Musical Direction/Supervision
John Sim Executive Producer
Cezary Skubiszewski Score Composer
Warwick Thornton Cinematographer
Natalie Wall Casting
Harvey Weinstein Executive Producer
Bob Weinstein Executive Producer
Tristan Whalley Executive Producer

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Sapphires
1. Scene 1 [7:44]
2. Scene 2 [7:03]
3. Scene 3 [7:37]
4. Scene 4 [5:29]
5. Scene 5 [6:10]
6. Scene 6 [7:02]
7. Scene 7 [6:23]
8. Scene 8 [7:07]
9. Scene 9 [2:19]
10. Scene 10 [5:15]
11. Scene 11 [6:37]
12. Scene 12 [7:45]
13. Scene 13 [5:10]
14. Scene 14 [9:11]

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The Sapphires 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Moving and inspirational, interesting slice of history, great music
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Absolutely loved this move from start to finish. Great music and story.