After the devastating events of Avengers: Infinity War (2018), the universe is in ruins. With the help of remaining allies, the Avengers assemble once more in order to reverse Thanos' actions and restore balance to the universe.
Robert Downey Jr.,
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.
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 »
[from trailer, before Bruce Lee and stunt double Cliff Booth rehearse a fight scene]
My hands are registered as lethal weapons. We get into a fight, I accidentally kill you? I go to jail.
Anybody accidentally kills anybody in a fight, they go to jail. It's called manslaughter.
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A radio ad for the "Batman" TV series plays during the end credits. See more »
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 »
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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