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Rocketman (2019)

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A musical fantasy about the fantastical human story of Elton John's breakthrough years.

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Dexter Fletcher

Writer:

Lee Hall
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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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Taglines:

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 »

Parents Guide:

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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 See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$40,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$25,725,722, 2 June 2019

Gross USA:

$95,987,970

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$182,581,610
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Surround 7.1

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

The film was released during Elton John's 3 year retirement tour. See more »

Goofs

Near the end of the film, it is implied that the song and music video for, "I'm Still Standing" depicts Elton celebrating having finally become sober and conquering his addictions. But he did not give up alcohol until after filming the music video; in fact, Andy Taylor of Duran Duran recalled getting drunk with Elton on martinis in Cannes during filming, and throwing a massive all-night party in which Elton's personal assistant's hotel suite was, "leveled." Waking up the next morning, a hungover Elton surveyed the damage and asked, "What happened?" The assistant replied, "You happened!," and Elton gave up alcohol shortly afterwards. See more »

Quotes

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

Connections

Referenced in The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #22.20 (2013) See more »

Soundtracks

Your Song
Written by Elton John & Bernie Taupin
Published by Universal / Dick James Music Ltd
Produced by Giles Martin
Performed by Taron Egerton
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User Reviews

 
Give Taron Egerton an Oscar IMMEDIATELY!!!
1 June 2019 | by RonGeeZeeSee all my reviews

He was AMAZING in the spirit of an fabulous Elton John biopic musical.... and Jamie Bell was awesome.. as usual!


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