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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

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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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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

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:

$198,783,337, 14 January 2019

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$433,000,000, 13 December 2018
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Atmos

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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Trivia

There is some debate as to how accurate the characterization of Paul Prenter is in relation to the real life person. The film demonizes him as a freeloader and somebody who facilitated a split in the band by controlling Freddys' life and career, and encouraging his descent into a decadent lifestyle that ultimately resulted in Freddy contracting AIDS, but there are certain historical inaccuracies about him in the film (such as that he was not sacked by Freddy until after the Live Aid concert, nor did he withhold information about Live Aid from Freddie). What is true is that Roger Taylor in particular had a huge dislike for Prenter and was very vocal about it resulting in several physical (possibly violent) confrontations with Prenter during the time Prenter was in charge. Since Taylor alongside Brian May were key players in the production of this film, and Prenter himself died in 1991 of AIDS (so is unable to defend himself), it can only speculated as to whether he really was the scheming manipulator the film suggests he was, or if Taylor and May's perception of him has seeped into the script. Nevertheless, many other people associated with the band have also shared their view of Prenter as a self-serving parasite over the years, especially after he had given an interview with The Sun where he outed Freddie as gay, and revealed his relationship with Jim Hutton (Aaron McCusker). See more »

Goofs

Freddie did not meet Brian May & Roger Taylor in a parking lot and sing for them. Freddie was a friend of Smile's lead singer Tim Staffell and was a fan of the band. See more »

Quotes

[from trailer]
Ray Foster: Mark these words: NO ONE will play Queen.
Jim Beach: Fortune favors the bold.
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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 »

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Happy Birthday
Written by Patty S. Hill (as Patty Hill) and Mildred J. Hill
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Makes you realise what a loss Freddie was
24 October 2018 | by alanfield-73765See all my reviews

This movie was a brilliant portrayal of the mixed up life, and massive talent that was Mercury ... and that is in no way meant to diminish the other fabulous musicians who made up this wonderful band. Whilst Freddie's life and death are quite well documented, his inner turmoil is not - this movie opens this up for all to see, and highlights actions and individuals who had a large influence on his fragile life, both good and horrendously bad. If only he could have been happy with the knowledge that he had one of the best singing voices, if not THE best, that ever fronted a rock band. Rami Malek does a wonderful job of portraying him, and in so many ways has captured his mannerisms to a tee. Loved it, and listening to the music in an IMAX auditorium was brilliant.


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