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Bohemian Rhapsody (2018)

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The story of the legendary British rock band Queen and lead singer Freddie Mercury, leading up to their famous performance at Live Aid (1985).

Director:

Bryan Singer

Writers:

Anthony McCarten (story by), Peter Morgan (story by) | 1 more credit »
Popularity
235 ( 50)
Won 4 Oscars. Another 41 wins & 76 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Rami Malek ... Freddie Mercury
Lucy Boynton ... Mary Austin
Gwilym Lee ... Brian May
Ben Hardy ... Roger Taylor
Joseph Mazzello ... John Deacon (as Joe Mazzello)
Aidan Gillen ... John Reid
Allen Leech ... Paul Prenter
Tom Hollander ... Jim Beach
Mike Myers ... Ray Foster
Aaron McCusker ... Jim Hutton
Meneka Das ... Jer Bulsara
Ace Bhatti ... Bomi Bulsara
Priya Blackburn ... Kashmira Bulsara
Dermot Murphy ... Bob Geldof
Dickie Beau ... Kenny Everett

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Storyline

Bohemian Rhapsody is a foot-stomping celebration of Queen, their music and their extraordinary lead singer Freddie Mercury. Freddie defied stereotypes and shattered convention to become one of the most beloved entertainers on the planet. The film traces the meteoric rise of the band through their iconic songs and revolutionary sound. They reach unparalleled success, but in an unexpected turn Freddie, surrounded by darker influences, shuns Queen in pursuit of his solo career. Having suffered greatly without the collaboration of Queen, Freddie manages to reunite with his bandmates just in time for Live Aid. While bravely facing a recent AIDS diagnosis, Freddie leads the band in one of the greatest performances in the history of rock music. Queen cements a legacy that continues to inspire outsiders, dreamers and music lovers to this day. Written by Twentieth Century Fox

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Taglines:

The only thing more extraordinary than their music is his story See more »

Genres:

Biography | Drama | Music

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for thematic elements, suggestive material, drug content and language | See all certifications »

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Did You Know?

Trivia

When Bob Geldof first proposed Live Aid, he declared that it would be a one-off event, "never to be seen again". In fact, Geldof requested that even the broadcast partners, including MTV and ABC (US), and the BBC (UK) erase their tapes after the event. ABC is the only partner to have erased most of their tapes. Years later, due to popular demand and widespread Internet bootleg copies, Geldof agreed to have the extant tapes (primarily from the BBC and MTV) collected and restored, and in 2004 a DVD box set of most of the performances was released.

In 2007 Queen Rock Montreal & Live Aid (2007) was released (a remastered and expanded version of We Will Rock You: Queen Live in Concert (1982)). As of 2020, the Blu-Ray and HD-DVD versions of this are the only officially released hi-def video of any Live Aid performances.

No official audio version of the event was released until 2018, which did not include the Queen performance. The "Bohemian Rhapsody" film soundtrack album was the first official audio release of any of Queen's Live Aid performance; it only includes the songs that feature in the film version ("Crazy Little Thing Called Love" and "We Will Rock You" are excluded). In 2019, the Live Aid audio was re-released on streaming services, adding Queen's songs. This is the most complete version, including the two songs omitted from the "Bohemian Rhapsody" soundtrack, plus the Freddie Mercury/Brian May encore performance of "Is This The World We Created?". However, this version omits the "Eh Oh" impromptu sing-along, which is included on the film soundtrack. See more »

Goofs

The band is shown recording/releasing "We Will Rock You" in a scene set in 1980. This song was recorded/released on the News of the World LP in 1977, three years prior to this. See more »

Quotes

Freddie Mercury: [calling Paul on the telephone] Paul
Paul Prenter: Freddie?
Freddie Mercury: Sweetheart, I want to throw a party.
Paul Prenter: Okay, who do you want to invite?
Freddie Mercury: People! I want you to shake the freak tree and invite anyone who plops to the ground! Dwarfs and giants, magicians, Zulu tribesmen. contortionists, fire eaters, and priests. We're going to need to confess.
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Crazy Credits

The New Regency Pictures logo features a brief "Hey hey hey hey!" This is Freddie Mercury's actual voice from Live Aid (1985) (it comes before the song "Hammer to Fall"). See more »

Connections

Referenced in Sidab-Man: Quest for Marvel Studios (2018) See more »

Soundtracks

Radio Ga Ga
Written by Roger Taylor
Performed by Queen
Courtesy of Queen Productions, Ltd. (for the World excluding USA & Canada) / Hollywood Records, Inc. (for USA & Canada)
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It makes you wish you where born earlier
24 October 2018 | by Toggy83See all my reviews

I dont know how to elaborate more than this. If you are 35 and younger, you will understand after seeing this movie.


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Official Sites:

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Country:

UK | USA

Release Date:

2 November 2018 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Bohemian Rhapsody See more »

Filming Locations:

Weybridge, Surrey, England, UK See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$52,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$51,061,119, 4 November 2018

Gross USA:

$216,668,042

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$903,962,279
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Technical Specs

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Atmos | Sonics-DDP | SDDS | Auro 11.1 | DTS (DTS: X)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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