Once upon a Time... in Hollywood

Once upon a Time... in Hollywood

Quentin Tarantino (2019)

161min
18 Certificate
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Quentin Tarantino returns to the Los Angeles of Reservoir Dogs and Pulp Fiction for a thrill-packed and witty love letter to a showbiz world undergoing seismic change. Over three days in 1969 (a weekend in February, and one portentous night in August), fading TV western star Rick Dalton (Leonard DiCaprio) struggles with the reduced circumstances caused by his dwindling fame, a decline in fortunes that also affects his stunt double and now gofer Cliff Booth (Brad Pitt), while Sharon Tate (Margot Robbie), an actress on the verge of the A-list, looks forward to brighter times in both her career and marriage to lauded director Roman Polanski (Rafal Zawierucha). Mention of those names might suggest a drama centred on the Manson family, but while Charlie and his terrifying acolytes play their part, they're only one component of an audacious, surprising and mind-bending narrative that sees Tarantino firing on all cylinders. All three leads are on scintillating form, and there are memorable cameos from Al Pacino and Bruce Dern.

Cast & Crew

Rick Dalton Leonardo DiCaprio
Cliff Booth Brad Pitt
Sharon Tate Margot Robbie
Marvin Schwarzs Al Pacino
Randy Kurt Russell
Pussycat Margaret Qualley
James Stacy Timothy Olyphant
Wayne Maunder Luke Perry
"Squeaky" Fromme Dakota Fanning
Charles Manson Damon Herriman
Steve McQueen Damian Lewis
George Spahn Bruce Dern
Bruce Lee Mike Moh
Flower child Maya Hawke
Jay Sebring Emile Hirsch
Gypsy Lena Dunham
Francesca Capucci Lorenza Izzo
Janet Zoë Bell
Sam Wanamaker Nicholas Hammond
Roman Polanski Rafal Zawierucha
Connie Stevens Dreama Walker
Joanna Pettet Rumer Willis
Business Bob Gilbert Scoot McNairy
Abigail Folger Samantha Robinson
Sheriff on Bounty Law Michael Madsen
Ernesto the Mexican Vaquero Clifton Collins Jr
Villain on Bounty Law Martin Kove
Mary Alice Schwarz Brenda Vaccaro
The Gang James Remar
The Gang Tim Roth
Angel Danielle Harris
Froggie Harley Quinn Smith
Trudi Julia Butters
Bookstore man Clu Gulager
Director Quentin Tarantino
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Other Information

Language: EnglishColourTheatrical distributor: SonyGuidance: Violence, swearing, drug abuseReleased on: 14 Aug 2019