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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 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 »

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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:

$374,343,626
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

When Cliff Booth drives home from Rick Dalton's, the camera goes over a "Drive-In Theatre" while Keith Mansfield's "Funky Fanfare" is heard on the soundtrack, which is the music used behind the "Our Feature Presentation" clip seen in several other Quentin Tarantino films. This music can be heard at the start of every movie at all Alamo Drafthouse Theaters. See more »

Goofs

When Rick, Francesca and Cliff are returning from Rome, they are seen in one of the tunnels that were used to connect the gates at LAX to the curb. (Currently, the tunnels are closed to the public and are located two levels beneath the current-day terminal concourses.) Cliff is seen pushing a cart fully loaded with their luggage. In reality, then, as now, baggage claim was located by the curb so they couldn't have had checked baggage while in the tunnel. See more »

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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 The Big Valley (1965) See more »

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Written by Jonny Mann
Courtesy of Betty Mann
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A love letter to all that is Hollywood
25 July 2019 | by RainbowbeanySee all my reviews

Just got out of a screening. This movie was perfection to me! Everything plays a part in the experience. This is some of the best acting I have seen in a long time. I was swept away with the look, music, and story. The best part of this movie is when you are spending time with these characters. Rick Dalton has quickly become on of my favorite characters of all time! Leo lights the screen on fire every time we are with him. He is the ultimate package in this by giving Rick so much depth. Pitt does an amazing job as well. Cliff Booth would be a guy I would want to hang out with. It's nice to see a movie about two guy friends that support one another in different facets of life. It is so much deeper than some sort of average buddy cop affair. Margo Robbie gets a shout out too. She truly embodies Sharon Tate and glows on screen. She is amazing. This is Tarantino at the height of his powers. He gets the best performance out of everyone in every part of this movie. There are a lot of very enjoyable smaller parts in this. It's also great to see him working with the second generation of actors and actresses he has worked with in the past. I was taken on a ride to every part of Hollywood in this. From the glitz and glamour to the dark and twisted. This movie has a really awesome third act that I wouldn't dream of spoiling. I consider it a cherry on top of an already perfect movie. The directing, writing, music, cinematography, acting were all on point. It's a slow burn but all in all this movie is about Hollywood and the different aspects of it. The rising and falling of it's movie stars, and the people that flock to it in hopes of a different life. Go in with an open mind and let the movie take you on it's ride and you won't be disappointed.


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