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Elvis (I) (1979)

TV Movie  |   |  Biography, Drama, Music  |  11 February 1979 (USA)
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Biographical movie about the famous rock singer Elvis Presley.

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Biographical movie about the famous rock singer Elvis Presley.

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The King Lives On!

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Biography | Drama | Music

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11 February 1979 (USA)  »

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Elvis Presley's father Vernon was played by Kurt Russell's father, Bing Russell. See more »

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Elvis is shown at Fort Hood, TX, wearing insignia of the 3rd Armored Division and 32nd Armored Regiment. He did not wear these insignia until he arrived in Germany, where these units were stationed. See more »

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Powerful and poignant...
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Kurt Russell's chameleon-like performance, coupled with John Carpenter's flawless filmmaking, makes this one, without a doubt, one of the finest boob-tube bios ever aired. It holds up, too: the emotional foundation is strong enough that it'll never age; Carpenter has preserved for posterity the power and ultimate poignancy of the life of the one and only King of Rock and Roll. (I'd been a borderline Elvis fan most of my life, but it wasn't until I saw this mind-blowingly moving movie that I looked BEYOND the image at the man himself. It was quite a revelation.) ELVIS remains one of the top ten made-for-tv movies of all time.


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