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Taron Egerton, Jamie Bell, Bryce Dallas Howard, Richard Madden, Steven Mackintosh, Gemma Jones, Tom Bennett, Kit Connor, Solomon Mousley
Elton John | Elvis Presley | cocaine | marijuana
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Rock star Elton John joins his psychotherapy group: “My name is Elton Hercules John, and I'm an alcoholic and a cocaine addict and a sex addict and a bulimic. I’m also a shopaholic that has problems with weed, prescription drugs and anger management.” (0:02)

Young Reginald Dwight’s mother Sheila shows him an Elvis Presley album. (0:18)

Reginald’s agent Rick tells producer Dick, "I've got an instinct for these things." (0:32)

Dick tells Reginald -- now Elton John, "Put on a great... show, and just don't kill yourself with drugs." (0:43)

Ray: "I'm so drunk..." (0:50)

Ray tells Elton, "... going crazy." (0:57)

Elton appears to snort cocaine. (1:03, 1:27, 1:43)

Elton rages in a meeting. (1:09)

Elton's lover John Reid tells Elton, "We're running a business now, you... idiot." (1:12)

Elton snorts cocaine. (1:12)

Reid tells Elton, "Rock and roll is... renegotiating your previously insane contract..." (1:16)

Elton swallows a handful of pills and washes them down with liquor.
Elton announces, ”For my next trick I'm gonna... kill myself.” before he falls into the swimming pool. (1:19)

Elton tells his audience, "Anyway, here's one for all the sober people." (1:26)

Reid tells Elton, "You signed contracts with me years ago, so I'll still be collecting my 20% long after you've killed yourself." (1:30)

Elton tells his group, referring to his wife Renata, "I dragged her into all my madness." (1:35)

Elton’s mother’s lover Fred tells Elton, "Every time we open a paper there's something about you and the booze and the drugs..."
Elton tells his mother Sheila and Fred, ”... I've taken every drug known to man.” (1:36)

Elton’s lyricist Bernie Taupin tells Elton, "The campaign to kill yourself is going well." (1:39)

Elton: "You idiot, you... idiot." (1:41)

Elton snorts cocaine. (1:42)

By telephone, someone asks Reid, "Are you insane?" (1:42)

Elton tells the group, "As long as I can remember I've hated myself..."
Reid: ”Now, your problem is you're selfish.”
Fred: ”I always thought you was an introverted extrovert.” (1:45)

Elton: "I'm scared, Bernie, I'm not as good without the drink and the drugs." (1:50)

Group psychotherapy (1:52)

Title: "Elton has been sober for 28 years and counting." (1:54)