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Rocketman (2019)

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A musical fantasy about the fantastical human story of Elton John's breakthrough years.

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Dexter Fletcher

Writer:

Lee Hall
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Taron Egerton ... Elton John
Jamie Bell ... Bernie Taupin
Richard Madden ... John Reid
Bryce Dallas Howard ... Sheila
Gemma Jones ... Ivy
Steven Mackintosh ... Stanley
Tom Bennett ... Fred
Matthew Illesley ... Young Reggie
Kit Connor ... Older Reggie
Charlie Rowe ... Ray Williams
Peter O'Hanlon Peter O'Hanlon ... Bobby (as Pete O'Hanlon)
Ross Farrelly Ross Farrelly ... Cyril
Evan Walsh Evan Walsh ... Elton Dean
Tate Donovan ... Doug Weston
Sharmina Harrower Sharmina Harrower ... Heather

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A musical fantasy about the fantastical human story of Elton John's breakthrough years.

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The Only Way to Tell His Story is to live His Fantasy. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language throughout, some drug use and sexual content | See all certifications »

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Trivia

In an early scene, a music producer tells Elton he's going to shoot the next piano player who plays "Streets of Laredo." This is potentially a nod to Elton John's album "Don't Shoot Me I'm Only the Piano Player". The album, in turn, seems to be a reference to François Truffaut's film Shoot the Piano Player (1960), starring Charles Aznavour. See more »

Goofs

When Elton slams down the phone on his mum, the dial tone is a recent British Telecom one, not the old 33Hz 'purr' that existed in the 1970s. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Elton John: How long is this going to take?
Counselor: That's really up to you.
Elton John: Right then.
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Crazy Credits

The film has a 'text ending'. It reveals that Elton John has been sober for 28 years and counting (but still has a problem with shopping), has established a successful aids charity that has raised over $400 million for HIV/ aids sufferers, is still friends with Bernie Taupin and has never had an argument with him, has finally found proper love with his now husband David Furnish, and has retired from making music in order to focus on raising his two sons. See more »

Connections

Featured in Good Morning Britain: Episode dated 14 May 2019 (2019) See more »

Soundtracks

I'm Gonna Love Me Again
Written by Elton John & Bernie Taupin
Published by HST Publishing Ltd, Cow Dog Music Inc.
Paramount Bella Music & Paramount Allegra Music
Administered by Universal Music Publishing Ltd
Produced by Giles Martin & Greg Kurstin
Mixed by Spike Stent (as Mark "Spike" Stent)
Performed by Elton John & Taron Egerton
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Taron Egerton is fab!!
23 May 2019 | by denisebruffellSee all my reviews

Really good biopic, different to what I thought it would be, Taron Egerton was awesome , loved how the songs were integrated in film, give it a go you won't be disappointed!


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Country:

UK | USA | Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

31 May 2019 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Rocketman See more »

Filming Locations:

Bray Studios, England, UK See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$40,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$25,725,722, 2 June 2019

Gross USA:

$96,368,160

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$195,179,299
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Atmos

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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