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Once Upon a Time ... in Hollywood (2019)

Once Upon a Time... in Hollywood (original title)
R | | Comedy, Drama | 26 July 2019 (USA)
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A faded television actor and his stunt double strive to achieve fame and success in the film industry during the final years of Hollywood's Golden Age in 1969 Los Angeles.

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Quentin Tarantino
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Leonardo DiCaprio ... Rick Dalton
Brad Pitt ... Cliff Booth
Margot Robbie ... Sharon Tate
Emile Hirsch ... Jay Sebring
Margaret Qualley ... Pussycat
Timothy Olyphant ... James Stacy
Julia Butters ... Trudi Fraser
Austin Butler ... Tex Watson
Dakota Fanning ... Squeaky Fromme
Bruce Dern ... George Spahn
Mike Moh ... Bruce Lee
Luke Perry ... Wayne Maunder
Damian Lewis ... Steve McQueen
Al Pacino ... Marvin Schwarz
Nicholas Hammond ... Sam Wanamaker
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Storyline

Quentin Tarantino's Once Upon a Time... in Hollywood visits 1969 Los Angeles, where everything is changing, as TV star Rick Dalton (Leonardo DiCaprio) and his longtime stunt double Cliff Booth (Brad Pitt) make their way around an industry they hardly recognize anymore. The ninth film from the writer-director features a large ensemble cast and multiple storylines in a tribute to the final moments of Hollywood's golden age.

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

The 9th Film from Quentin Tarantino.

Genres:

Comedy | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language throughout, some strong graphic violence, drug use, and sexual references | See all certifications »

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USA | UK | China

Language:

English | Italian | Spanish

Release Date:

26 July 2019 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Untitled #9 See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$90,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$41,082,018, 28 July 2019

Gross USA:

$140,919,587

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$371,544,347
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital | Dolby Digital (Dolby 5.1)| Dolby Atmos

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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Trivia

The home where Tate and Polanski lived had been previously rented by Candice Bergen and her boyfriend Terry Melcher-- the producer of many 60s bands, including Paul Revere and the Raiders to whom Sharon dances in her bedroom as she packs. Mark Lindsay, lead singer of the Raiders, was also a roommate of Bergen and Melcher for a time. See more »

Goofs

When Cliff drives Pussycat to the ranch, a mic hidden under the driver's sun visor of the Cadillac is clearly visible on some shots. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Bounty Law Promo Announcer: This man is worth 500 dollars. And this man's going to collect. He's Jake Cahill, and he lives by... "Bounty Law".
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Crazy Credits

Midway through the end credits is a commercial for Red Apple Cigarettes (a recurring fictional brand in Quentin Tarantino's films) starring Rick Dalton. See more »

Alternate Versions

In October 2019, an extended cut of the film was released in selected theaters with an additional 10 minutes, made up of 4 new scenes which include an extended version of the opening scene, two fake commercials and a new after-credits scene. See more »

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Referenced in Good Morning Britain: Episode dated 31 July 2019 (2019) See more »

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Written by Keith Mansfield
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User Reviews

 
Tarantino just created a new genre of film
21 July 2019 | by DanielNButlerSee all my reviews

I don't typically leave IMDb reviews but this film deserves so much praise for its risky screenplay in such a dark true crime setting.

For 2 hrs, 41 minutes, I was taken 50 years back, experiencing Hollywood's film industry as a comedic drama filled with desire, tension and everyday life.

I liked Brad's character the most, but Leo easily matched with his own performance. A definite see-it-in-theatres watch. Bring your sense of humor though. There are lines of dialogue and laugh out loud bits that completely satisfy your curious mind. Expect everything you would from Tarantino, but also what you wouldn't.

I gave it a perfect 10 because I forgot I was watching a nearly 3 hour film, even though it still wasn't long enough for me. I would like to see a director's cut up to an hour longer as I think this is a unique case that extra footage would only help such an already powerful story.

I had the privilege to watch an early 70mm screening of this film at the cinerama dome with the director, Tarantino, in the audience. It was a surreal experience I'll never forget.


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