Bohemian Rhapsody

Factual error: In a scene in 1980, Brian May is teaching everyone the beat for his new song "We Will Rock You." However that song was released in 1977.

Factual error: We see Fat Bottomed Girls being performed in 1975 in the USA. The song wasn't played live for the first time until 1978.

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Factual error: Just before Live Aid, Roger says Queen "haven't played together in years." In fact Queen wrapped up their Works world tour just two months before Live Aid took place.

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Trivia: Adam Lambert has a cameo as the truck driver who looks at Freddy in the phone booth.

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Trivia: In the film, Freddie discovers that he's HIV positive in 1985, prior to Live Aid, when in fact he didn't find out until the spring of 1987, after the 'Magic' tour.

Trivia: When Ray Foster, played by Mike Myers, is talking about Bohemian Rhapsody, he says that isn't a song to "hear in the car and yell" - exactly what Myers did when it played in the car in Wayne's World.

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Ray Foster: It goes on forever, six bloody minutes!
Freddie Mercury: I pity your wife if you think six minutes is forever.

John Reid: So, tell me. What makes Queen any different from all of the other wannabe rockstars I meet?
Freddie Mercury: I'll tell you what it is. We're four misfits who don't belong together, playing to the other misfits, the outcasts, right at the back of the room who are pretty sure they don't belong either. We belong to them.

Brian May: I didn't know it was fancy dress, Fred.
Freddie Mercury: I've got to make an impression, darling!
Brian May: You look like an angry lizard!

Question: What is the significance of the bar scene they keep cutting to during the live aid performance? It does not appear to be the same door that Freddie first played with Smile so I'm not sure the significance. Also, who is the blonde guy with glasses sitting next to Bob Geldof when Bob is asking for money? That's supposed to be someone famous?

Answer: It's not any specific bar, it's just a very common trope in this kind of movie to show everyday people in a bar/pub watching/responding to a massive televised event (cf. V for Vendetta). The guy sitting next to Bob Geldof is David Hepworth, who's not super famous; he's a British music journalist and was a co-presenter of Live Aid.

Question: What is the significance of the guy moving the button on the control panel at the Live Aid concert? He moved the "no" tape and slides the buttons and then puts the tape back.

Answer: There is no major significance other than he felt Queen deserved more volume. Queen was one of the biggest bands in the world at that time.

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