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Rocketman (2019)

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


Dexter Fletcher


Lee Hall
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Won 1 Oscar. Another 20 wins & 64 nominations. See more awards »





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.

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


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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Did You Know?


Even though Elton John and John Reid broke up in 1975, Reid remained John's manager until 1998. Elton John stated in interviews that post breakup he and Reid had a cordial relationship that was 100% purely business. See more »


When Elton and Bernie first go to the US in the early seventies, there is an aerial shot of the Hollywood sign. The radio mast adjacent to the sign has modern telecommunications transmitters/receivers on it that were not developed in the 1970s. See more »


[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 »


Referenced in Lights Out with David Spade: Episode #1.72 (2020) See more »


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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User Reviews

If rami got an oscar and taron doesn't I will riot!
8 December 2019 | by sunchick116-872-583383See all my reviews

This is twice the movie 'bohemian rhapsody' was. It had everything BR lacked-drama, consequences, everything. It's not 'a star is born' (will Forever be mad bradley got screwed) but it's pretty close. I felt a lump in my chest almost from the start of the movie from how devastated I felt for Poor Elton. Of course you're going to wonder how much is embellishment for sympathy for John, but the same was true of 'bohemian rhapsody'. Queen protected Freddie to such an extent it made for a dull movie. There were some moments in the film I felt weren't fleshed out but maybe they didn't need to be. I can't say much without spoiling the film but it really is fantastic. That being said, like others have said, it's a true musical. It's not a biopic with concert moments sprinkled in. If you can't handle the songs speaking as dialogue, not the film for you.

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Release Date:

31 May 2019 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Rocketman See more »

Filming Locations:

Bray Studios, England, UK See more »


Box Office


$40,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$25,725,722, 2 June 2019

Gross USA:


Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Dolby Atmos



Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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