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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).

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Bryan Singer

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Anthony McCarten (story by), Peter Morgan (story by) | 1 more credit »
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Won 4 Oscars. Another 40 wins & 76 nominations. See more awards »

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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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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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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

"Bohemian" is defined as "a socially unconventional person, especially one who is involved in the arts". It is originally the Latin name for the Czech people, but in 19th century Paris acquired its modern meaning. "Rhapsody" is a musical term referring to a piece consisting of several different episodes that differ widely in genre, mood and tempo, but can also refer to an outburst of emotion. See more »

Goofs

Seems to be a small visual effect error in the aerial shot presenting the concert at Wembley. There's a red hair or blond man from the Live Aid staff who is walking close to the stage from right to left. At some point there's a two, maybe three frames flicker down that makes him almost disappear. See more »

Quotes

Live Aid Organiser: So we have had a bit of a complaint about the noise... From a woman in Belgium.
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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

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Radio Jingle (Cuddly Ken)
Written and Performed by Kenny Everett
Courtesy of The Estate of Kenny Everett and Kenny Everett Productions Ltd.
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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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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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Budget:

$52,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$51,061,119, 4 November 2018

Gross USA:

$216,428,042

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$903,655,259
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2.39 : 1
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