[Warning: This quiz contains spoilers.] Former TV cowboy Rick Dalton finds himself in the last moments of Hollywood's Golden Age when he and his best friend Cliff Booth cross paths with the Manson Family. After leaving his TV show and making a few movies, Rick's been relegated to guest-starring as the bad guy on other people's shows. As he tells Cliff, "It's official, old buddy, I'm a has-been." Quentin Tarantino's ninth film is a nostalgic trip back to the days when Old Hollywood and 1960s counterculture collided. The Hollywood Rick knows is disappearing. It's now crawling with hippies who hitchhike and dumpster-dive.
As Rick's star power fades, his next-door neighbor Sharon Tate is just starting to get famous. Fresh off "The Valley of the Dolls" and "Rosemary's Baby," she and her husband Roman Polanski are the hottest couple in town. They spend their Saturday nights at the Playboy Mansion, palling around with movie stars and music icons. In one interlude, Sharon watches herself in a movie, nervously looking around to see if everyone laughs at all the right times. It’s sweet to watch her bask in her rising fame. It’s also heartbreaking because we know what happened to the real Sharon Tate.
Then one fateful night, history is altered when all of their lives intersect. The film imagines an alternate reality where the good old days never have to end. This bittersweet story is brought to life by an impressive ensemble cast, including Leonardo DiCaprio, Brad Pitt, Margo Robbie, Al Pacino and Bruce Dern. In the words of Pacino's Marvin Sharwz, "What a picture."
So whether you've seen "Once Upon a Time... in Hollywood" once or 10 times, we want to see how well you know Tarantino's tribute to Tinseltown.