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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).

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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:

$903,175,016
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Technical Specs

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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

"A Kind of Magic" was the album recorded after their Live AID performance, which featured songs from and inspired by the cult-classic fantasy film "Highlander." This film features the song "Who Wants to Live Forever," which was also featured in "Highlander." As a result, some of the cult-classic film's orchestral soundtrack by the late Michael Kamen is featured here, as Queen incorporated it into the song. See more »

Goofs

In the phone conversation between Prenter and Beach about Live Aid, Prenter is sitting beneath a staircase on a red phone except for one shot, where he is in the control room on an off-white phone (immediately before Beach says, "Sure you will"). See more »

Quotes

Reporter 3: Freddie, concerning your private life: there's lots of pictures of you in the tabloids, looking drunk or ill.
Freddie Mercury: Which one is it; ill or drunk?
John Reid: I had a cold last week, if anyone cares.
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Crazy Credits

The original music video of Queen's "Don't Stop Me Now" plays in the closing credits. See more »

Connections

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

Soundtracks

Another One Bites the Dust
Written by John Deacon
Performed by Queen
Courtesy of Queen Productions Ltd for the World excluding USA & Canada / Hollywood Records, Inc. for USA & Canada
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Excellent
23 October 2018 | by jackrlarson-72679See all my reviews

One of the best movies of the year! The performances are all excellent. The music surpasses what I had imagined. Brings back the eighties superbly. The last 15 to 20 brought tears to many in the showing I was at. Don't miss it.


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