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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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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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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

Jamie Bell also starred in Billy Elliot (2000), written by Rocketman (2019) screenwriter Lee Hall. See more »

Goofs

During the final music number, Elton John's bow tie goes from tucked under his collar when he straightens it to on top of it when he turns around to go to the door. 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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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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Soundtracks

Blue Suede Shoes
Written by Carl Perkins
Published by Wren Music Co., a Division of MPL Music Publishing, Inc. on behalf of Carl Perkins Music, Inc.
Performed by Elvis Presley on the television program "Stage Show (1954)"
Courtesy of the Jackie Gleason Enterprises LLC
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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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