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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

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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Based on a True Fantasy. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

Parents Guide:

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Details

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, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$93,017,371, 18 July 2019

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$179,160,016, 14 July 2019
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Surround 7.1

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Marks Dexter Fletcher's second biographical movie about a music icon. Fletcher also completed work on Bohemian Rhapsody (2018). See more »

Goofs

When Bernie and Elton meet for the first time at the cafe, Elton's cup is closer to Bernie. When Bernie sits down and the shot changes, the cup is now closer to Elton. See more »

Quotes

Elton John: [on a payphone] I'm... a homosexual... A poofter... A fairy... A queen...
[long silence]
Elton John: ... Well say something!
Sheila: Oh, for God's sake, I knew that. I've known for years.
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Crazy Credits

Stills of Taron Edgerton from scenes in the film are compared to real life images of Elton John throughout the end credits. See more »


Soundtracks

Screamin'
Written by Mike Bloomfield
Published by WB Music Corp.
All rights administered by Warner / Chappell North America Ltd
Performed by Paul Butterfield Blues Band (as The Paul Butterfield Blues Band)
Courtesy of Warner Music UK Ltd
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Give Taron Egerton an Oscar IMMEDIATELY!!!
1 June 2019 | by RonGeeZeeSee all my reviews

He was AMAZING in the spirit of an fabulous Elton John biopic musical.... and Jamie Bell was awesome.. as usual!


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