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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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10 ( 3)
Won 2 Oscars. Another 111 wins & 317 nominations. See more awards »

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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 Fraser
Austin Butler ... Tex Watson
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 »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

USA | UK | China

Language:

English | German | 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:

$142,502,728

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$374,341,301
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Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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Trivia

Brings Quentin Tarantino full circle with Sony Pictures over two decades after TriStar put Pulp Fiction (1994) into turnaround, due to its supposed glamorization of violence and drugs. See more »

Goofs

Cliff is given a cigarette said to have been dipped/laced in acid (LSD), but smoking anything dipped in LSD would not work because when lit on fire the fire would destroy the LSD. LSD can not be smoked, it only works when eaten/or when liquid LSD is dropped in the mouth, or very very powerful LSD can sometimes be absorbed through the skin. PCP and embalming fluid are the drugs that work when dipped, dried, and then smoked. People would dip/lace a cigarette in PCP or embalming fluid and then sell them on the street. The LSD-dipped cigarettes were sold on the street (in broad daylight) by hippies looking to make a buck (or in this case, 50 cents). They couldn't care less whether they actually worked. The cigarettes could have been dipped in anything; saying it was LSD as a new way to get high was a sales trick. They just wanted the money. Whilst it is true that a cigarette dipped in LSD would not do anything, the cigarette does seem to get Cliff stoned. It could however have been dipped in PCP or other substances which could be inhaled when smoked, and the hippy girl was just calling it LSD because that was the fashionable drug at that time. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Bounty Law Promo Announcer: This man is worth 500 dollars. And this man's going to collect. He's Jake Cahill, and he lives by... "Bounty Law".
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Crazy Credits

The film's title doesn't appear until the end of the film. See more »

Alternate Versions

In the teaser trailer and the next 2 theatrical trailers some shots from deleted scenes are shown.
  • Cliff Booth see Charles Manson walking away from Sharon Tate's house. Both exchange looks. Charlie initially greets Cliff, later Charlie grunts at him.
  • Sharon Tate dancing in a black dress in a moving stage.
  • Mr. Schwarz salute the projectionist before entering the projection room.
  • Sharon Tate swimming in her pool.
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Connections

References Gunman's Walk (1958) See more »

Soundtracks

Hey Little Girl
Written by Otis Blackwell and Bobby Stevenson
Performed by Dee Clark
Courtesy of Vee-Jay Records/Concord
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User Reviews

 
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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