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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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The cast and producer of Bohemian Rhapsody share what it was like bringing the story of Freddie Mercury and Queen to the big screen.

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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:

$216,303,339, 25 April 2019

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$433,000,000, 13 December 2018
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Atmos

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

In the opening moments of the film, as Freddie climbs the stairs to the stage, the members of U2 can be seen coming off stage. They are easily recognized by Bono's mid-80's mullet. See more »

Goofs

When Queen is recording Bohemian Rhapsody, the guitar solo is being recorded on a Shure SM7B microphone, which was released in 2009. See more »

Quotes

Ray Foster: Bohemian...
Brian May: Rhapsody.
Ray Foster: Rhapsody. What is that?
Freddie Mercury: An epic poem.
Ray Foster: It goes on forever, six bloody minutes!
Freddie Mercury: I pity your wife if you think six minutes is forever.
[pause]
Freddie Mercury: And you know what? We're going to release it as our single.
Ray Foster: [laugs] Not possible. Anything over three minutes, and the radio stations won't program it. John?
John Reid: Yeah, we need radio. Format is three minutes.
[...]
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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

Featured in Lorraine: Episode dated 16 October 2018 (2018) See more »

Soundtracks

Under Pressure
Written by David Bowie, John Deacon, Brian May, Freddie Mercury, and Roger Taylor
Performed by Queen and David Bowie
Courtesy of Queen Productions Ltd for the World excluding USA & Canada / Hollywood Records, Inc. for USA & Canada/RZO Music
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User Reviews

 
You go to be entertained, but find yourself moved.
25 October 2018 | by chas_newportSee all my reviews

My wife and I both enjoyed this immensely. We are Queen fans and attended the tribute concert a after Freddie died.

This film is extraordinary, first and foremost, for Rami Malek's performance. The physical resemblance is only a small part of that. He had Freddie's body language down to a tee.

But the crowning glory is the vocals. They are absolutely mind blowing. I don't know how they did it, I'm assuming it's Freddie's voice. The lip sync is flawless. If it's Malek singing, the Oscar is in the bag.

I've heard there are some negative reviews floating around. I find that astonishing. I hope Malek gets at least a few nominations for this. He should get multiple awards.


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