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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 (screenplay)
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What It's Really Like to Be Elton John

Taron Egerton and Elton John have known each other for a few years, and now Egerton is playing the music legend in Rocketman. He talks to IMDb about becoming Elton.

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Cast

Credited cast:
Taron Egerton ... Elton John
Richard Madden ... John Reid
Bryce Dallas Howard ... Sheila Eileen
Stephen Graham ... Dick James
Jamie Bell ... Bernie Taupin
Harriet Walter ... Helen Piena
Tate Donovan ... Doug Weston
Gemma Jones ... Ivy
Charlie Rowe ... Ray Williams
Jess Radomska ... Teddy Girl 1
Jimmy Vee ... Arthur
Steven Mackintosh ... Stanley
Kit Connor ... Older Reggie
Viktorija Faith ... Party Guest
Tom Bennett ... Fred
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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 »


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

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Country:

UK | USA

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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$40,000,000 (estimated)
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Dolby Surround 7.1

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Color

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2.39 : 1
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Trivia

Originally supposed to be distributed by Focus Features & Universal Pictures. See more »

Goofs

Reg Dwight chose his stage name after his band-mates Elton Dean and Long John Baldry, but the movie implies his new persona's surname honors John Lennon. See more »

Quotes

John Reid: [from trailer] There are moments in a rock star's life that define who he is. Where there is darkness, there is now you, and it's going to be a wild ride.
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Connections

Referenced in The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #22.20 (2013) See more »

Soundtracks

Border Song
Music by Elton John
Lyrics by Bernie Taupin
Performed by Taron Egerton
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Brilliant!
19 May 2019 | by usmc-89391See all my reviews

If you are looking for a documentary style film, this isn't the film for you. It's a fantasy retelling of a man strung out on alcohol and drugs and you will need to keep an open mind and embrace his madness, and fantastical retelling of the highs and lows of his life during this 2 decade stretch of his career (plus childhood). It's not meant to be a historically accurate retelling with his musical catalog being featured in chronological order. If you are seeking that type of story, buy his official autobiography being released in October. If you're willing to embrace the fantasy and appreciate this musical for what it is - you are in for a real treat! Taron Egerton was absolutely brilliant! I felt as though I was watching THE Elton John on a wild acid trip! I suppose that is all part of the fantasy and the grandeur!


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