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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.

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Quentin Tarantino
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Won 2 Oscars. Another 136 wins & 364 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.

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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

Quentin Tarantino based the Dalton / Booth relationship on that of a real life duo. During one interview, while not revealing who it was, Tarantino said that he got the idea when watching the interaction of an actor with his stuntman. While Kurt Russell's name as been put forward as the inspiration for Dalton, the strongest argument is for Burt Reynolds and his long-time stuntman, Hal Needham.

Before making a huge impact in Smokey and the Bandit (1977), Reynolds had spent many years kicking around in TV shows, mostly playing villains and his career was going nowhere. Tarantino based his film on his experience growing up in Los Angeles in the sixties and seventies. Reynolds did not leap from obscurity until Tarantino was 14 years old. It is interesting that Dalton supposedly played the bad guy role in the featured episode of The F.B.I. (1965) - a role that was played in real life by Burt Reynolds. See more »

Goofs

Cliff is seen driving past Pandora's Box immediately in the vicinity of the Capitol Records Tower in central Hollywood, but the nightclub was located miles away at the eastern border of the Sunset Strip in West Hollywood. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
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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 January 2020, Collider indicated with Quinten Tarantino that an extended version does exist and may be released "within a year". See more »

Connections

References Dark Shadows (1966) See more »

Soundtracks

Suddenly
Written by Harold E. Weed
Courtesy of Dana Classic Fragrances
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Not for everyone
27 July 2019 | by carlvan1977See all my reviews

The first 2 hours is only for lovers of everything late 60s retro,great cinematography and outstanding acting.The last 45 minutes fasten your seatbelts because classic Tarantino kicks in.


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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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2.39 : 1
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