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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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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


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 »

Parents Guide:

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Did You Know?


During the "Goodbye Yellow Brick Road" sequence, Elton wears bedazzled ruby red boots, an allusion to the ruby slippers in The Wizard of Oz (1939). See more »


After Elton has had a row with his mother in the restaurant and goes into the restroom, the washbasin taps are of a modern mixer design, not available in the early 1980s. 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

Stills of Taron Egerton from scenes in the film are compared to real life images of Elton John throughout the end credits. See more »


Referenced in Good Morning Britain: Episode dated 22 May 2019 (2019) See more »


Sad Songs (Say So Much)
Written by Elton John & Bernie Taupin
Published by HST Publishing Ltd and Rouge Booze Inc.
Administered by Universal Music Publishing Ltd
Produced by Giles Martin
Performed by Taron Egerton
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Good, but felt a little rushed.
6 July 2019 | by mossow92See all my reviews

Not really sure where I sit with this one. A gripping tale of one of music's biggest icons. While Egerton shines as the glorious John, all the surrounding characters seemed to be simple generic caricatures of staples from this kind of stories. And the story blazes by, many of the acts with little explanation of motives. It follows the basic by the numbers of the musical biopic, never really seeming to let the weight of one single action hit with the viewer before moving onto the next tragic act. While the characters and story seemed to ring a bit formulaic and hollow, Egerton's performance is able to carry the gravitas. And the music, oh the music. John's catalog is beautifully strewn throughout the film in all its glory, though Taron's vocals struggle in parts and he is outsung by his supporting cast at points. And in the end, the conclusion and resolution come, yet once again seemingly easily and out of nowhere as had the conflict earlier in the film. A great story of a great artist that just seemed to miss on a few points for me. Did I enjoy the movie? Yes. It just seemed like a cliff notes version of what could have been a deeper and more compelling story.

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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:


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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Dolby Atmos



Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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