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Bohemian Rhapsody (2018)

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A chronicle of the years leading up to Queen's legendary appearance at the Live Aid (1985) concert.

Directors:

Bryan Singer, Dexter Fletcher (uncredited)

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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Top Rated Movies #127 | Nominated for 2 Golden Globes. Another 1 win & 16 nominations. See more awards »

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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 ... 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

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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 »

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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:

$176,298,200, 13 December 2018
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Atmos

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

No mention is made of the band's bust-up with original manager Norman Sheffield during their early days at Trident Studios, before they signed to EMI. The band had signed a contract with Sheffield that effectively paid them poverty wages. They had been allowed to use the then state-of-the-art recording equipment on studio 'downtime' (i.e early hours of the morning) and cut their first two albums this way but found they could not exist on the wages paid. This resulted in a massive argument as Sheffield refused to budge or give them an increase. It was only when Jim Beach offered to take over their management that an agreement was reached effectively buying out their contact with Sheffield and ending their relationship with Trident (who produced the first albums and released them on a licencing deal through EMI). However the band were still angry with Sheffield for years after and wrote the song 'Death on two legs (dedicated to...)' which appears on the 'A Night At The Opera' album, which was a thinly veiled character assassination of Sheffield and the animosity felt by the band to him. Sheffield subsequently tried to sue the band for defamation of character (despite not actually being named in the song) and although the band settled out if court with him, by then he had unwittingly dropped himself in it as the legal papers he filed became public knowledge so any Queen fans who wondered who the song was about now had the mystery solved. See more »

Goofs

The movie shows a Rio gig in 77. In fact, Queen played for the first time in Brazil at Morumbi Stadium, São Paulo, on 20th and 21st March 1981. The audio played in the movie scene is from that concert. Later, Queen played in Rock in Rio 85. Queen never toured South America until the 80s. See more »

Quotes

Roger Taylor: You're a legend, Fred.
Freddie Mercury: We're all legends.
[pause]
Freddie Mercury: But you're right, I am a legend.
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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

References Top of the Pops (1964) See more »

Soundtracks

Under Pressure
Written by David Bowie, John Deacon, Brian May, Freddie Mercury, 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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Queen is king!!
24 October 2018 | by david-626-148063See all my reviews

Wow! I feel mind-blown after watching the world premiere yesterday evening. I am whether a megahuge Queen fan (although I really like many of their songs), nor do I know how accurate the storytelling is (, but I suppose pretty accurate since both Brian May and Roger Taylor are co-producers of the film), but I found the movie both intoxicating and moving. I have read some of the professional reviews, and I cannot comprehend their search of documentary wisdom in this movie; this is not a documentary, but an entertaining story of one of the world's most iconic bands. And the film delivers on all aspects. (And the critics were so wrong about the song Bohemian Rhapsody upon its release).

As Brian May pinpointed in the interview on the red carpet, he found that the casting was excellent (I don't remember the exact word he used). But he is so right. Every major role is perfectly casted, and all the band members are brilliant. But I must emphasize Rami Malek's role as Freddie. It has Oscar written all over it. What he does, is almost beyond comparison. Chapeau for even taking on this role, and then delivering what he does. Even better, although marginally, than Michael Douglas in Behind the Candelabra. And Gwilym Lee as Brian May is also a bull's eye, but Malek really carries the production on his tiny shoulders. It was like watching our beloved Freddie all over again.

Many, many memorable moments, but the Live Aid performance recreated: it is one of the best scenes I have ever seen - and I have seen lots and lots of films. Chapeau for director(s) and producers and the whole team for to me delivering the best film YTD in 2018!!


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