Factual error: In the film, Freddie meets Brian and Roger after a gig. In actuality, the three were friends while in college, after which they shared a flat and Freddie and Roger worked together selling used clothing. Freddie was in another band but was a fan of Smile and his friend was the lead singer Tim. Freddie replaced Tim but John was never in Smile. He joined after the name changed to Queen. Also, when Freddie berates John about his electrical engineer education, that wasn't true. In fact, John Deacon invented the "Deacy" amp which Queen, to this day, still uses.
Continuity mistake: During the "Another one bites the dust" scene, Freddie is given a sheet, which he holds with his left hand, beer in his right. A shot later the beer is gone and the sheet has swapped hands. Then a shot later the bottle reappears in his right hand. He never gives it or has it given back. (01:12:55)Sacha
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