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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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USA | UK | China

Language:

English | Italian | Spanish

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:

$137,698,430

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$330,198,430
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Dolby Digital | Dolby Digital (Dolby 5.1)| Dolby Atmos

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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Trivia

Brad Pitt was reportedly in talks for an unspecified role in the film, which was rumored to be a detective investigating the murders, and was eventually turned down by Pitt. Negotiations stopped for a couple months as it was assumed Pitt wasn't interested. Quentin Tarantino then tried to consider Tom Cruise for a role as many assume it was the same role (it has not been confirmed) that Pitt declined but matters never materialized with Cruise. Tarantino then went back to Pitt months later for a role again but this time, the role was confirmed for being the stuntman character, Cliff Booth, which Pitt would sign on to do. See more »

Goofs

While Sam Wanamaker did, in fact, direct the first episode Lancer: The High Riders of Lancer that episode aired on September 24, 1968--five months ahead of the events depicted in the film. See more »

Quotes

[from trailer, before Bruce Lee and stunt double Cliff Booth rehearse a fight scene]
Bruce Lee: My hands are registered as lethal weapons. We get into a fight, I accidentally kill you? I go to jail.
Cliff Booth: Anybody accidentally kills anybody in a fight, they go to jail. It's called manslaughter.
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Crazy Credits

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

Alternate Versions

The version of the film that screened at The Cannes Film Festival was 159 minutes, two minutes shorter than the version released in theaters in the US. Tarantino reportedly added in more scenes of Sharon Tate, including extending the scene where she picks up a hitchhiker. See more »

Connections

References Sartana Does Not Forgive (1968) See more »

Soundtracks

Twelve Thirty (Young Girls Are Coming To The Canyon)
Written by John Phillips (as John Edmund Andrew Phillips)
Performed by The Mamas and the Papas
Produced by Lou Adler
Courtesy of Geffen Records
under license from Universal Music Enterprise
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Hollywood Bravado
29 July 2019 | by MattyRich92See all my reviews

Love it or hate it, there are many fictional liberties taken in Tarantino's cinematic nod to Hollywood Stars and celebrities of the 1960s. The comedic scenes, banter, and callbacks are genius (the best Tarantino has ever produced) but overall the script is overindulgent in its world building. This isn't top tier Tarantino, it's probably in the low-mid tier à la The Hateful 8 or Kill Bill Vol. 2, but regardless Once Upon a Time in Hollywood is still a must see movie experience.


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