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Bohemian Rhapsody (2018)

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

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Bryan Singer

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Rami Malek's Journey From TV Star to Oscar-Winner

Oscar-winner Rami Malek is perhaps best known for his performances as Freddie Mercury in Bohemian Rhapsody and hacker Elliot Alderson in "Mr. Robot." Who else has he played?

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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 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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

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 »

Parents Guide:

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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:

$216,266,865, 18 April 2019

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$433,000,000, 13 December 2018
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Technical Specs

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Atmos

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

While most sources state that Freddie Mercury first learned he was HIV positive in 1987, reporter and long-time friend David Wigg, who knew him for 16 years, stated in a 2011 Dailymail article that Freddie knew about his diagnosis 7 years prior to his death, making 1984 the year when he got the bad news. See more »

Goofs

When Freddie is looking through the London phone book for Jim Hutton's number, it lists phone numbers as starting '01 7946 xxxx', however, back in the 70s/80s, the format would've been 01 xxx xxxx (before the London number change from 01 became 071/081 and then 0171/0181 before finally becoming 020 7/8). See more »

Quotes

Freddie Mercury: I'm not the leader of Queen, I'm only the lead singer.
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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

Referenced in Bohemian Rhapsody: Freedomain Movie Review (2018) See more »

Soundtracks

Keep Yourself Alive
Written by Brian May
Performed by Queen
Courtesy of Queen Productions Ltd for the World excluding USA & Canada / Hollywood Records, Inc. for USA & Canada
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User Reviews

 
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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