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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 final years of Hollywood's Golden Age in 1969 Los Angeles.

Director:

Quentin Tarantino
Popularity
54 ( 13)
Won 2 Oscars. Another 128 wins & 345 nominations. See more awards »

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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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Trivia

In the special features interviews Kurt Russell refers to the film illustrating the Hollywood that he knew when he was growing up. During the time that this movie takes place, Russell was featured in a number of movies as well as guested on a number of TV shows. Meanwhile, his father Bing Russell was also guesting or playing a recurring character on various highly popular TV westerns and other shows.

When Rick is talking with Trudy he says that in fifteen years she would be washed up as well as him. Kurt Russell was one of an extremely small number of child stars who continued to have a strong career through adulthood. In fact, he was the only one to end up with high-profile roles into his senior years, having made this particular film at the age of 68. See more »

Goofs

The city lights seen at night in the background from Rick's house are those of the San Fernando Valley. Such a view would not have been possible from Rick's Cielo Drive residence, next to Sharon Tate's house, up in Beverly Glen. According to IMDb, the site for filming Rick's house was 10969 Alta Vista Drive, Studio City, which overlooks the San Fernando Valley, thus explaining the erroneous (though photogenic) view. 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

The version of the film that screened at The Cannes Film Festival was 159 minutes, two minutes shorter than the version released in theaters in the US. Tarantino reportedly added in more scenes of Sharon Tate, including extending the scene where she picks up a hitchhiker. See more »

Connections

References Candy (1968) See more »

Soundtracks

Hungry
Written by Barry Mann and Cynthia Weil
Performed by Paul Revere & The Raiders
Courtesy of Columbia Records
By arrangement with Sony Music Entertainment
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User Reviews

 
This film will certainly divide audiences
26 July 2019 | by jgsealySee all my reviews

Another great Tarantino film, though I do agree there are times where it feels a little indulgent and meandering. The climax of the film is fantastic though, and it does make it feel like it was all worth it for the most part. There isn't really a defined narrative, which may put some people off but Tarantino's sublime dialogue and the great performances make all of the scenes at least entertaining. It's no Pulp Fiction, but it definitely is one of the most original films I've seen in a while.


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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:

$142,502,728

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$374,343,626
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Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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