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Greatest Showman (2017)

The Greatest Showman (original title)
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Celebrates the birth of show business, and tells of a visionary who rose from nothing to create a spectacle that became a worldwide sensation.

Director:

Michael Gracey

Writers:

Jenny Bicks (screenplay by), Bill Condon (screenplay by) | 1 more credit »
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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 13 wins & 27 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Hugh Jackman ... P.T. Barnum
Michelle Williams ... Charity Barnum
Zac Efron ... Phillip Carlyle
Zendaya ... Anne Wheeler
Rebecca Ferguson ... Jenny Lind
Austyn Johnson ... Caroline Barnum
Cameron Seely ... Helen Barnum
Keala Settle ... Lettie Lutz
Sam Humphrey ... Tom Thumb
Yahya Abdul-Mateen II ... W.D. Wheeler
Eric Anderson ... Mr. O'Malley
Ellis Rubin ... Young Barnum
Skylar Dunn ... Young Charity
Daniel Everidge Daniel Everidge ... Lord of Leeds
Radu Spinghel Radu Spinghel ... O'Clancy
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Storyline

Orphaned, penniless but ambitious and with a mind crammed with imagination and fresh ideas, the American Phineas Taylor Barnum will always be remembered as the man with the gift to effortlessly blur the line between reality and fiction. Thirsty for innovation and hungry for success, the son of a tailor will manage to open a wax museum but will soon shift focus to the unique and peculiar, introducing extraordinary, never-seen-before live acts on the circus stage. Some will call Barnum's wide collection of oddities, a freak show; however, when the obsessed showman gambles everything on the opera singer Jenny Lind to appeal to a high-brow audience, he will somehow lose sight of the most important aspect of his life: his family. Will Barnum risk it all to be accepted? Written by Nick Riganas

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Taglines:

The Impossible Comes True See more »


Certificate:

6 | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

4 January 2018 (Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

Greatest Showman See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$84,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$8,805,843, 24 December 2017, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$174,340,174

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$434,950,846
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital | Dolby Atmos

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

The director of Barnum's acting company in 1850 was Francis Courtney Wemyss. He bore a striking resemblance to Emmy winning actor John Larroquette. See more »

Goofs

The movie apparently covers several years from P. T. Barnum's beginnings to his final success. Yet, his two daughters never seem to actually age. See more »

Quotes

Anne Wheeler: Everyone's got an act.
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Crazy Credits

The rolling credits are displayed over hand-painted artwork summarizing visual highlights in the film from beginning to end. See more »

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Featured in Film '72: Episode #47.1 (2018) See more »

Soundtracks

Rewrite the Stars
Performed by Zac Efron & Zendaya
Music and Lyrics by Benj Pasek & Justin Paul
Produced by Greg Wells, Joseph Trapanese, Justin Paul, Alex Lacamoire
Additional Production by Chris Leon
Mixed by Greg Wells
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Sorry, critics, you got it wrong...
25 December 2017 | by autumnbeam-26651See all my reviews

Ok, so I'm not a movie critic, and I'm sure they look at things differently than I do. I almost hesitated to see this movie because of the critic reviews, but I'm glad I went anyway. This movie is insanely good. The acting, original music, singing, and imagination is fantastic. Bravo to the cast, crew and Michael Gracey for putting together a phenomenally entertaining and captivating film. Don't listen to the critics, see this movie. This soundtrack will be on repeat in my car for MONTHS.


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