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Once upon a Time... in Hollywood

  • Comedy
  • Drama
  • 2019
  • Quentin Tarantino
  • 154 mins
  • 18

Summary

Faded television actor Rick Dalton and his stunt double Cliff Booth strive to hang on to their careers during the final years of Hollywood's Golden Age in 1969 Los Angeles. As they navigate a changing film industry they barely recognise any more, they are drawn into the orbit of both ill-fated rising star Sharon Tate, and Charles Manson and his cult of zealous followers. Drama from director Quentin Tarantino, starring Leonardo DiCaprio, Brad Pitt, Margot Robbie, Timothy Olyphant and Al Pacino

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Review

A star rating of 5 out of 5.

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 (Leonardo 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.

Credits

Cast

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Rick DaltonLeonardo DiCaprio
Cliff BoothBrad Pitt
Sharon TateMargot Robbie
Jay SebringEmile Hirsch
PussycatMargaret Qualley
James StacyTimothy Olyphant
Trudi FraserJulia Butters
Tex WatsonAustin Butler
Squeaky FrommeDakota Fanning
George SpahnBruce Dern
Bruce LeeMike Moh
Wayne MaunderLuke Perry
Steve McQueenDamian Lewis
Marvin SchwarzAl Pacino
CharlieDamon Herriman
GypsyLena Dunham
KatieMadisen Beaty
SadieMikey Madison
ClemJames Landry Hébert
FlowerchildMaya Hawke
LuluVictoria Pedretti
SnakeSydney Sweeney
Randy MillerKurt Russell
Janet MillerZoë Bell
Sheriff Hackett on <em>Bounty Law</em>Michael Madsen
The GangTim Roth
Hippie Selling Acid CigarettesPerla Haney-Jardine
The GangJames Remar
ConnieMonica Staggs
Land Pirate CraigCraig Stark
Land Pirate KeithKeith Jefferson
Business Bob GilbertScoot McNairy
Ernesto the Mexican VaqueroClifton Collins Jr

Crew

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DirectorQuentin Tarantino

Details

Theatrical distributor
Sony
Released on
2019-08-14
Languages
English | German | Italian | Spanish
Guidance
Violence, swearing, drug abuse
Formats
Colour

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