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A Star Is Born (2018)

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A musician helps a young singer find fame as age and alcoholism send his own career into a downward spiral.

Director:

Bradley Cooper

Writers:

Eric Roth (screenplay by), Bradley Cooper (screenplay by) | 7 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Lady Gaga ... Ally
Bradley Cooper ... Jack
Sam Elliott ... Bobby
Andrew Dice Clay ... Lorenzo
Rafi Gavron ... Rez Gavron
Anthony Ramos ... Ramon
Dave Chappelle ... George 'Noodles' Stone
Alec Baldwin ... Alec Baldwin
Marlon Williams ... Marlon Williams
Brandi Carlile ... Brandi Carlile
Ron Rifkin ... Carl
Barry Shabaka Henley ... Little Feet
Michael D. Roberts ... Matty
Michael Harney ... Wolfie (as Michael J. Harney)
Rebecca Field ... Gail
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Storyline

Seasoned musician Jackson Maine (Bradley Cooper) discovers-and falls in love with-struggling artist Ally (Gaga). She has just about given up on her dream to make it big as a singer - until Jack coaxes her into the spotlight. But even as Ally's career takes off, the personal side of their relationship is breaking down, as Jack fights an ongoing battle with his own internal demons. Written by Warner Bros.

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Genres:

Drama | Music | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language throughout, some sexuality/nudity and substance abuse | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

5 October 2018 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A Star Is Born See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$36,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$42,908,051, 7 October 2018

Gross USA:

$215,288,866

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$434,888,866
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Company Credits

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (extended cut)

Sound Mix:

Dolby Atmos | Auro 11.1 | Sonics-DDP | DTS (DTS: X)| SDDS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Bradley Cooper intentionally did not include a montage of Ally becoming a successful musician but rather decided to include the Saturday Night Live (1975) performance. He believed that if the audience witnessed Ally performing at SNL, they would understand how famous Ally had become to be invited as a SNL musical guest. See more »

Goofs

When Ally performs at the I Heart Radio showcase, this is the first time she's performed this song in front of an audience. But when she reaches the chorus for the first time, two women in the front row to Ally's left are singing along, most noticeably a woman in a red halter top. See more »

Quotes

Rez Gavron: We're not exactly friends here. While you've been away we've been back here in serious triage trying to clean up your fucking mess. Barely finding our way through it. You almost single-handedly derailed her whole career, do you understand that? She's never going to say this to you. She loves you too much.
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Crazy Credits

The first couple of seconds of the Warner Bros Pictures logo are cut out. See more »

Alternate Versions

An extended version of the film, dubbed the "Encore Edition" with an additional 12 minutes of new footage, was released on March 1, 2019 for a limited one-week engagement. The material consists of longer takes of musical numbers, as well as a brand-new, never-before-seen song "Clover", by Ally and Jackson. See more »


Soundtracks

Shallow
Written by Lady Gaga, Mark Ronson, Anthony Rossomando and Andrew Wyatt
Performed by Lady Gaga
Produced by Lady Gaga and Benjamin Rice (as Benjamin Don Rice)
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An instant classic!
31 August 2018 | by nkbtwSee all my reviews

Bradley cooper and Lady Gaga collaboration on this remake of the classic A Star Is Born results in an outstanding movie and soundtrack that keeps you looking ofr more until the very end of the movie.


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