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Once upon a Time... in Hollywood

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

Summary

Faded television actor Rick Dalton and his stunt double Cliff Booth strive to achieve fame and success in a film industry they hardly recognise any more, during the final years of Hollywood's Golden Age in 1969 Los Angeles. 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
Marvin SchwarzsAl Pacino
RandyKurt Russell
PussycatMargaret Qualley
James StacyTimothy Olyphant
Wayne MaunderLuke Perry
"Squeaky" FrommeDakota Fanning
Charles MansonDamon Herriman
Steve McQueenDamian Lewis
George SpahnBruce Dern
Bruce LeeMike Moh
Flower childMaya Hawke
Jay SebringEmile Hirsch
GypsyLena Dunham
Francesca CapucciLorenza Izzo
JanetZoë Bell
Sam WanamakerNicholas Hammond
Roman PolanskiRafal Zawierucha
Connie StevensDreama Walker
Joanna PettetRumer Willis
Business Bob GilbertScoot McNairy
Abigail FolgerSamantha Robinson
Sheriff on <em>Bounty Law</em>Michael Madsen
Ernesto the Mexican VaqueroClifton Collins Jr
Villain on <em>Bounty Law</em>Martin Kove
Mary Alice SchwarzBrenda Vaccaro
The GangJames Remar
The GangTim Roth
AngelDanielle Harris
FroggieHarley Quinn Smith
TrudiJulia Butters
Bookstore manClu Gulager

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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