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Bohemian Rhapsody (2018)

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The story of the legendary rock band Queen and lead singer Freddie Mercury, leading up to their famous performance at Live Aid (1985).

Director:

Bryan Singer

Writers:

Anthony McCarten (story by), Peter Morgan (story by) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Rami Malek ... Freddie Mercury
Lucy Boynton ... Mary Austin
Gwilym Lee ... Brian May
Ben Hardy ... Roger Taylor
Joseph Mazzello ... John Deacon (as Joe Mazzello)
Aidan Gillen ... John Reid
Allen Leech ... Paul Prenter
Tom Hollander ... Jim Beach
Mike Myers ... Ray Foster
Aaron McCusker ... Jim Hutton
Meneka Das ... Jer Bulsara
Ace Bhatti ... Bomi Bulsara
Priya Blackburn Priya Blackburn ... Kashmira Bulsara
Dermot Murphy ... Bob Geldof
Dickie Beau ... Kenny Everett
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Storyline

Bohemian Rhapsody is a foot-stomping celebration of Queen, their music and their extraordinary lead singer Freddie Mercury. Freddie defied stereotypes and shattered convention to become one of the most beloved entertainers on the planet. The film traces the meteoric rise of the band through their iconic songs and revolutionary sound. They reach unparalleled success, but in an unexpected turn Freddie, surrounded by darker influences, shuns Queen in pursuit of his solo career. Having suffered greatly without the collaboration of Queen, Freddie manages to reunite with his bandmates just in time for Live Aid. While bravely facing a recent AIDS diagnosis, Freddie leads the band in one of the greatest performances in the history of rock music. Queen cements a legacy that continues to inspire outsiders, dreamers and music lovers to this day. Written by Twentieth Century Fox

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

The music you know, the story you don't See more »

Genres:

Biography | Drama | Music

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for thematic elements, suggestive material, drug content and language | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

UK | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

2 November 2018 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Untitled Freddie Mercury Biopic See more »

Filming Locations:

Weybridge, Surrey, England, UK See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$52,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$51,061,119, 4 November 2018, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$216,428,042

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$903,655,259
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Company Credits

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

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

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Not mentioned in the film was Queen's controversial decision to perform a series of shows in October of 1984 at the Sun City casino and golf resort in South Africa, which was still under the apartheid regime. The band was subsequently blacklisted by the British Musicians' Union. See more »

Goofs

Freddie often wears very reflective sunglasses in the film and many shots have used VFX to remove equipment or crew. However, at one point in the film Freddie places them down on a glass table and the reflection Freddie sees of himself in the lenses is the same way up in the mirroring from the glass table where it should be inverted. See more »

Quotes

Roger Taylor: ...Who even is Galileo?
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Crazy Credits

The 20th Century Fox fanfare is performed in a rock style (composed by Queen members Brian May on guitar and Roger Taylor on drums). See more »

Connections

Referenced in AniMat's Crazy Cartoon Cast: Big Bird's Big Break (2018) See more »

Soundtracks

Keep Yourself Alive
Written by Brian May
Performed by Queen
Courtesy of Queen Productions Ltd for the World excluding USA & Canada / Hollywood Records, Inc. for USA & Canada
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Truly brilliant.
25 October 2018 | by pulliptears-805-317973See all my reviews

For those of us of a certain age Queen, and especially Freddie, defined us. Sitting through this movie I had goosebumps. The casting just works and watching the actors playing May and Deacon you'd be forgiven in thinking someone had access to a time machine. Even Kenny Everett was instantly recognisable. I left this movie a strange combination of elated and terribly sad. Elated to hear the music, watch the story and yet sad that Freddie was so desperately lonely. Ultimately, I think Freddie would have approved of the whole thing. His genius and flamboyance shone through. Truly brilliant.


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