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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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Kurt Russell's then wife Season Hubley plays Elvis's wife Priscilla Presley. See more »

Goofs

In the movie during Elvis' first appearance on The Ed Sullivan Show the producers and director say a few times to shoot Elvis "above the waist". In reality it was actually the 3rd time Presley was on the show, NOT the first time. See more »

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Referenced in Return to 'Escape from New York' (2003) See more »

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The Ultimate Film Bio
19 December 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Kurt Russell IS Elvis, plain and simple. His dedication to this role resulted in what I think, is the best movie bio ever. If you're an Elvis fan, see it if you can.

The made-for-television film was made two years after Elvis' death.

One piece of advice, there are two versions - one at 180 minutes and one at 117 minutes. The only one to watch is the longer one. The shorter one has more than one hour of footage edited out. It just does not work because the scenes in it are often dependent on the scenes that were cut.

This masterpiece takes you from Elvis childhood through his emergence as entertainment's greatest star. Shelley Winters and Bing Russell (Kurt's real dad) are excellent as Elvis' parents. And Pat Hingle delivers a very competent Col. Tom Parker.

Long live the King!


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