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Rocketman (2019)

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

Director:

Dexter Fletcher

Writer:

Lee Hall

What Surprised the 'Rocketman' Cast About Elton John

Rocketman stars Taron Egerton, Bryce Dallas Howard, and Richard Madden reveal the most surprising thing they discovered about Elton John while filming the musical biopic.

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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 »

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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

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Box Office

Budget:

$40,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$25,725,722, 2 June 2019, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$57,342,725, 13 June 2019

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$101,614,772, 10 June 2019
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Surround 7.1

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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Trivia

In any 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 the Piano Player. See more »

Goofs

When young Reggie first enters the Royal Academy and meets his piano playing to be tutor, she greets him with her hand held out (to shake) and asks how is he, to which the young (c. 12!) Reggie replies (just): "Good"! No young British working class - even if 'upper' so (from Harrow?) - boy of the fifties / sixties would ever greet an adult, let alone one who was his to be his tutor in a prestigious new position, with such a (modern, U.S. style) lame, even disrespectful way. See more »

Quotes

Sheila: Do you know how disappointing it is to be your mother?
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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 »

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Featured in WatchMojo: Top 10 Best Movies of 2019 (So Far) (2019) See more »

Soundtracks

I Got A Feeling
Words & Music by Baker Knight
Published by Matragun Music Inc., EMI Unart Catalog Inc. / Sony/ATV Songs LLC
Recorded by Ricky Nelson
Licensed courtesy of Sony/ATV Music Publishing
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Great movie, GREAT performance by Taron Edgerton
19 May 2019 | by kcjofun3See all my reviews

I have been impatiently waiting for this movie to come out, grabbed the 1st pre-viewing I could. Big fan of Taron, even bigger fan of Sir Elton. He helped me survive my formative years, love, love, LOVE Elton. My only criticism of the movie is, that not knowing a lot of detail about his life during this problematic time in his life, I would have loved to have been provided a clearer time frame that all this movie addressed, as well as a more in depth explanation of key issues that I didn't know because of a lack of detail or biography explaining what we were witnessing in relation to what happened & when. Great movie, really loved it.


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