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Once Upon a Time... in Hollywood (2019)

R | | Comedy, Drama | 26 July 2019 (USA)
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A faded television actor and his stunt double strive to achieve fame and success in the film industry during the final years of Hollywood's Golden Age in 1969 Los Angeles.

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Quentin Tarantino
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Leonardo DiCaprio ... Rick Dalton
Brad Pitt ... Cliff Booth
Margot Robbie ... Sharon Tate
Emile Hirsch ... Jay Sebring
Margaret Qualley ... Pussycat
Timothy Olyphant ... James Stacy
Julia Butters ... Trudi
Austin Butler ... Tex
Dakota Fanning ... Squeaky Fromme
Bruce Dern ... George Spahn
Mike Moh ... Bruce Lee
Luke Perry ... Wayne Maunder
Damian Lewis ... Steve McQueen
Al Pacino ... Marvin Schwarz
Nicholas Hammond ... Sam Wanamaker
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Storyline

Quentin Tarantino's Once Upon a Time... in Hollywood visits 1969 Los Angeles, where everything is changing, as TV star Rick Dalton (Leonardo DiCaprio) and his longtime stunt double Cliff Booth (Brad Pitt) make their way around an industry they hardly recognize anymore. The ninth film from the writer-director features a large ensemble cast and multiple storylines in a tribute to the final moments of Hollywood's golden age.

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

The 9th Film from Quentin Tarantino.

Genres:

Comedy | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language throughout, some strong graphic violence, drug use, and sexual references | See all certifications »

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Details

Official Sites:

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Country:

USA | UK | China

Language:

English

Release Date:

26 July 2019 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Untitled #9 See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$90,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$41,082,018, 28 July 2019

Gross USA:

$117,400,515

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$182,733,879
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital | Dolby Digital (Dolby 5.1)

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

The producers had some initial difficulties convincing Hollywood Boulevard vendors to allow their premises to be fitted with period facades to better reflect the 1960s, but after the production wrapped that section of the shoot, most of these same people asked if they could leave the facades in place, since they now preferred that period 'look' much more. See more »

Goofs

You can see a Tora! Tora! Tora! poster at the cinema. The film would be released only a year later in 1970. See more »

Quotes

Cliff Booth: Oh, I know you. I know all three of you! Spahn Ranch! Aw, I missed you! Mmm! Yeah!
[turns to Patricia Krenwinkel]
Cliff Booth: I don't know your name, but I do remember that hair.
[turns to Susan Atkins]
Cliff Booth: And you, I remember your white little face.
[turns to Tex Watson]
Cliff Booth: And you were on a horsey! Yeah... you are?
Tex: I'm the Devil. And I'm here to do the Devil's business.
Cliff Booth: ...Nah, it was dumber than that. Something like, Rex?
Sadie: Come on, shoot him, Tex!
[...]
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Crazy Credits

A radio ad for the "Batman" TV series plays during the end credits. See more »

Connections

References Targets (1968) See more »

Soundtracks

Paxton Quigley's Had The Course
(from the MGM film Three in the Attic (1968))
Written by Chad Stuart and Jeremy Clyde
Performed by Chad and Jeremy (as Chad & Jeremy)
Courtesy of MGM Music, Inc.
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The more you appreciate cinema as an art, the more you will like this film
30 July 2019 | by jackgdemossSee all my reviews

I would like to preface this review by expressing that I didn't particularly love this film as much as I expected to. Like many others, Tarantino is one of my favorite directors. I respect his fundamental consistency and his creative license above all else, and he lets both of those aspects shine through brightly in his 9th undertaking. It was this particular flavor of storytelling that he used this time around that I wasn't fond of. There was nothing difficult to follow about it, but it just didn't want to piece itself together into any coherent arcs. I can certainly appreciate that this was the feel Tarantino was going for, but it was not one I could appreciate during my viewing. With that being said, the story wraps up into a bizarre, unique, and satisfying conclusion that reminded me why I will always be in theaters for this director. What makes Tarantino so great is that he maintains such sound film fundamentals when taking on these strange and creative projects. His actors blew their roles out of the water, his cinematographer enhanced their potent performances further, and his set/costume decorators crafted a world of immersion. Once Upon a Time in Hollywood is not a film everyone will love, but it is a film everyone should see.


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