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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

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Lee Hall (screenplay)
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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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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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Budget:

$40,000,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Surround 7.1

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Back in 2012, Elton John revealed his top choice to play him in a biopic was Justin Timberlake. 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

Bernie Taupin: Don't you want to just sing without this ridiculous paraphernalia?
Elton John: People don't pay to see Reg Dwight! They pay to see ELTON JOHN!
Elton John: [storms off but returns seconds later] I'm sorry
Bernie Taupin: I know
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Connections

Features Elton John: I'm Still Standing (1983) See more »

Soundtracks

I'm Still Standing
Music by Elton John
Lyrics by Bernie Taupin
Performed by Taron Egerton
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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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