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The Greatest Showman (2017)

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Celebrates the birth of show business and tells of a visionary who rose from nothing to create a spectacle that became a worldwide sensation.

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Michael Gracey

Writers:

Jenny Bicks (screenplay by), Bill Condon (screenplay by) | 1 more credit »
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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 14 wins & 27 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Hugh Jackman ... P.T. Barnum
Michelle Williams ... Charity Barnum
Zac Efron ... Phillip Carlyle
Zendaya ... Anne Wheeler
Rebecca Ferguson ... Jenny Lind
Austyn Johnson ... Caroline Barnum
Cameron Seely ... Helen Barnum
Keala Settle ... Lettie Lutz
Sam Humphrey ... Tom Thumb
Yahya Abdul-Mateen II ... W.D. Wheeler
Eric Anderson ... Mr. O'Malley
Ellis Rubin ... Young Barnum
Skylar Dunn ... Young Charity
Daniel Everidge Daniel Everidge ... Lord of Leeds
Radu Spinghel Radu Spinghel ... O'Clancy
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Storyline

Orphaned, penniless but ambitious and with a mind crammed with imagination and fresh ideas, the American Phineas Taylor Barnum will always be remembered as the man with the gift to effortlessly blur the line between reality and fiction. Thirsty for innovation and hungry for success, the son of a tailor will manage to open a wax museum but will soon shift focus to the unique and peculiar, introducing extraordinary, never-seen-before live acts on the circus stage. Some will call Barnum's wide collection of oddities, a freak show; however, when the obsessed showman gambles everything on the opera singer Jenny Lind to appeal to a high-brow audience, he will somehow lose sight of the most important aspect of his life: his family. Will Barnum risk it all to be accepted? Written by Nick Riganas

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for thematic elements including a brawl | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

20 December 2017 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Greatest Showman See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$84,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$8,805,843, 24 December 2017, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$174,340,174

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$434,950,846
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital | Dolby Atmos

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

This is Zac Efron's fifth musical along with the High School Musical trilogy and Hairspray (2007). See more »

Goofs

The movie is set in the 1840s and 1850s. The first rudimentary elevated trains were not installed in NYC until the late 1860s. See more »

Quotes

Charity Barnum: [seeing the house Phineas bought for them] Don't tell me bought this house just to rub my parents' noses in your success.
P.T. Barnum: Well, that wasn't the only reason. This is the life I promised you.
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Crazy Credits

"The Noblest Art Is That Of Making Others Happy." - P.T. Barnum See more »

Connections

Referenced in The Good Place: The Brainy Bunch (2018) See more »

Soundtracks

Rewrite the Stars
Music and Lyrics by Benj Pasek & Justin Paul
Performed by Zac Efron & Zendaya
Produced by Greg Wells, Joseph Trapanese, Justin Paul, Alex Lacamoire
Additional Production by Chris Leon
Mixed by Greg Wells
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ABSOLUTELY AMAZING!!!
27 December 2017 | by danyell723See all my reviews

It has been SO long since a movie/musical made me feel so...HAPPY! This movie is absolutely FANTASTIC! Everything from the incredible, toe-tapping, music to the heartfelt, dream-filled, story-line! I was so immersed in the movie that at some point I totally forgot I was sitting in a packed theater on Christmas Night! I'll even admit that I broke the cardinal rule and actually turned on my cell phone to download the the ENTIRE soundtrack while still in the theater...and I was only two songs in!! I will also admit that I am a 42yr old who left that theater feeling like a little kid again, wishing that I can twirl my way to the car without being looked at as crazy! LOL!! I've already seen it twice in as many days, and I plan on seeing it TONS more until I can own it for myself! It is DEFINITELY a movie that you have to experience in a theater though, so PLEASE ignore the snub-nosed critics and go see this magical film! You won't regret it!


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