Once Upon A Time in Hollywood

Once Upon A Time in Hollywood

DVD - 2019 | Widescreen version
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From 1958 to 1963, American actor Rick Dalton knew the height of fame and fortune as the lead in the television series Bounty Law. Yet, Rick wasn't satisfied with the work and used his popularity to try to become a movie star. By 1969, Rick's career has stalled so much that he takes jobs as a guest star on various shows. He even starts wondering if the only way he can make a comeback is by acting in Italian productions. Cliff Booth, Rick's long-time friend and stunt double, helps him see that possibilities for success still exist in the Los Angeles film industry if they work together.

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I know this latest from Quentin Tarantino has divided critics; however, it won Golden Globes for Best Musical/Comedy, Best Supporting Actor (Brad Pitt), and Best Screenplay. As with other Tarantino movies, he has a way of rewriting history. I liked how this is a love letter to the golden age of H... Read More »


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rui89x
Apr 03, 2021

Like a modern-day fairytale...

Wishful thinking, Mr. Tarantino.

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manoletters
Mar 01, 2021

A Tarantino classic. The real star of this film has to be the Cadillac Coupe with Brad and Leonardo running a close second. A+++

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fdb045
Jan 16, 2021

Excellent movie. Worth all the accolades it has received.

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VonHafenstaaad
Dec 16, 2020

I enjoyed everything about this movie. A magnificent tribute to 1960s Hollywood - the tension between television and movies, the sights and sounds of the era, the soundtrack! A great story of friendship and aging, and a stunning, but superb, ending - as only Tarantino can do

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BBQ_Chick
Dec 14, 2020

Pitt and his pit bull were the stars of the show. This is a must watch.

VaughanPLDonnalee Dec 13, 2020

It's always a dilemma for me. How do I rate a Quentin Tarantino film? Usually I love the look and feel of his films, and they are so well-written and clever, but I end up hating the vile characters and loathing the violence. Well, I liked this one a lot better than most Tarantino films! The movie is gorgeous to look it, with amazing sets, costumes and cinematography. I liked all the behind the scene glimpses of film-making. The main characters, played by Leonardo DiCaprio and Brad Pitt, weren't as horrible as his main characters usually are. And overall there was less violence than usual. So, in the end I found this film fascinating and entertaining. I also felt there was a great sadness hanging over the film, knowing how Sharon Tate's story really turned out.

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RoyalJellyIII
Dec 11, 2020

I enjoyed this film- sure it's meandering but I liked it. His best since " Jackie Brown ".

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knighted
Dec 10, 2020

The costume design, 70’s setting and acting was excellent. However I thought the pacing was off . Like it was leading somewhere, but it never did. I found it pretty uninteresting and even got bored a little.

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Calvacade
Dec 01, 2020

The storytelling, humor, visual splendor, casting and acting are as good as we expect by now from Quentin Tarantino. A major treat in this film is the spot-on depiction of late ‘60s Hollywood and Southern California in general in this perfectly executed period piece. Everything from the cars to the street scenes, wardrobe, mood and popular culture references will take you right back to that time and place if you were there. If you weren’t there, you can trust the accuracy of this movie to give you a true sense of what it was like.

Leonardo DiCaprio and Brad Pitt join the ranks of the duos in the best ever buddy movies. This is as good as it gets!

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Master_Yopa
Nov 29, 2020

I like this movie because of the ending which is a revenge for what Charles Manson and his neo-Nazi gang did to Sharon Tate who was 9 months pregnant! Quentin is very imaginative and courageous in making this movie.

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reginator_22
Sep 17, 2020

Bruce Lee: You're the one with the big mouth, and I would really enjoy closing it, especially in front of all my friends. But my hands are registered as lethal weapons. That means, we get into a fight, I accidentally kill you? I go to jail.

Cliff Booth: Anybody accidentally kills anybody in a fight, they go to jail. It's called manslaughter. I think all that lethal weapon horseshit is just an excuse so you dancers never have to get in a real fight.

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jimg2000
Dec 31, 2019

46 quotes posted in IMDb already. Thanks to its contributors. The best lines come from the brilliant little woman Trudi Fraser (Julia Butters):

I believe it's the job of an actor - and I say actor, not actress because the word actress is nonsensical - it's the actor's job to avoid impediments to their performance. It's the actor's job to strive for one hundred percent effectiveness. Naturally, we never succeed, but it's the pursuit..that's meaningful.
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That was the best acting I've ever seen in my whole life.
-Thank you.
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I don't like names like 'Pumpkin Puss'... but since you're upset, we'll talk about it some other time.
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***If you want more of the wise-beyond-her-years Trudi, watch one of the deleted scenes when Trudi welcomes her two step-brothers (Timothy Olyphant as James Stacy and Luke Perry as Wayne Maunder) who have just ridden in town from a wagon.

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Sep 17, 2020

Other: Drug use

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