The Sapphires Movie

One ambitious manager. Four unknown singers. The tour that put them on the charts wasn't even on the map.

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Who's Involved:

Chris O'Dowd, Jessica Mauboy, Shari Sebbens, Tony Briggs, Deborah Mailman, Miranda Tapsell, Keith Thompson, Wayne Blair

Release Date:

Friday, March 22, 2013 (Limited)

Rating: PG-13

Runtime: 1 hr, 43 m

Plot: What's the story about?

Inspired by a true story, The Sapphires follows four vivacious, young and talented Australian Aboriginal girls from a remote mission as they learn about love, friendship and war when their all girl group The Sapphires entertains the U.S. troops in Vietnam in 1968. Cynthia (Tapsell), Gail (Mailman), Julie (Mauboy) and Kay (Sebbens) are discovered by Dave (O’Dowd), a good-humored talent scout with a kind heart, very little rhythm but a great knowledge of soul music. As their manager, Dave books the sisters their first true gig giving them their first taste of stardom, and travels them to Vietnam to sing for the American troops.

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Crew: Who's making The Sapphires

A look at the The Sapphires behind-the-scenes crew and production team.


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Tony Briggs


Keith Thompson

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Production: What we know about The Sapphires

Key Facts

  1. The screenplay was written by playwright Tony Briggs, whose mother and family members were part of The Sapphires group, and Keith Thompson.

Filming Timeline

On or about January 27, 2013, the film was in Completed status.

The Sapphires Release Date: When was it released?

The Sapphires was released in 2013 on Friday, March 22, 2013 (Limited release). There were 14 other movies released on the same date, including Olympus Has Fallen, The Croods and Admission.

When will the movie be on Blu-ray & DVD?

Tuesday, August 6, 2013

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