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Bohemian Rhapsody (2018)

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The story of the legendary British rock band Queen and lead singer Freddie Mercury, leading up to their famous performance at Live Aid (1985).

Director:

Bryan Singer

Writers:

Anthony McCarten (story by), Peter Morgan (story by) | 1 more credit »
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Won 4 Oscars. Another 41 wins & 77 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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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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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:

Fearless lives forever 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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Trivia

In real life Freddie Mercury's eyes were brown, but in the movie Rami Malek wears no contacts to match the late Freddie's eyes, and instead shows his own green eyes. See more »

Goofs

When Freddie goes on stage at Live Aid the second time at the end of the film, the people coming down the stairs and all around him are different to the beginning of the film. He also moves differently, jumping more shallow in the second clip. However, these clips are meant to be the identical few seconds of him going onstage and should not be different at all. See more »

Quotes

[arguing over Queen's musical direction]
Roger Taylor: Drum loops? Synthesizers?
Freddie Mercury: If you say so.
Roger Taylor: It's not us.
Freddie Mercury: Us?
Roger Taylor: It's not Queen!
Freddie Mercury: [yelling angrily] Queen is whatever I say it is!
Roger Taylor: [stepping up to Freddie] Well, you can play your own bloody drums, then!
[Freddie shoves him away]
Brian May: Fred...
[...]
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Crazy Credits

The New Regency Pictures logo features a brief "Hey hey hey hey!" This is Freddie Mercury's actual voice from Live Aid (1985) (it comes before the song "Hammer to Fall"). See more »

Connections

Referenced in Nostalgia Critic: Balto II: Wolf Quest (2019) See more »

Soundtracks

Signore, Ascolta [Turandot / Act 1]
Music by Giacomo Puccini
Lyric by Giuseppe Adami and Renato Simoni
Performed by Montserrat Caballé, London Philharmonic Orchestra and Zubin Mehta
Courtesy of Decca Music Group, Ltd., under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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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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Country:

UK | USA

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

Gross USA:

$216,668,042

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$904,613,378
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Atmos | Sonics-DDP | SDDS | Auro 11.1 | DTS (DTS: X)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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