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Director:
Writer:
Anthony Lawrence (written by)
Contact:
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Release Date:
11 February 1979 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
The King Lives On!
Plot:
Biographical movie about the famous rock singer Elvis Presley. | Add synopsis »
Awards:
Nominated for Golden Globe. Another 3 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
The Ultimate Film Bio See more (24 total) »

Cast

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Directed by
John Carpenter 
 
Writing credits
Anthony Lawrence (written by)

Produced by
Tony Bishop .... supervising producer
Dick Clark .... executive producer
Anthony Lawrence .... producer
James Ritz .... associate producer
 
Original Music by
Joe Renzetti 
 
Cinematography by
Donald M. Morgan (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Christopher Holmes 
Ron Moler 
 
Casting by
Joyce Selznick 
 
Art Direction by
Tracy Bousman 
James William Newport  (as James Newport)
 
Set Decoration by
Bill Harp 
 
Costume Design by
Suzanne Grace 
Richard Mahoney 
 
Makeup Department
Ruby Ford .... hair stylist
Marvin G. Westmore .... makeup artist (as Marvin Westmore)
 
Production Management
Francis La Maina .... executive in charge of production (as Francis C. La Maina)
George Sweney .... unit production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Craig Beaudine .... second assistant director
Larry J. Franco .... first assistant director (as Larry Franco)
Glen Sanford .... second assistant director
 
Art Department
Richard L. Cowitt .... assistant property master (as Rick Cowitt)
Russell Goble .... property master (as Russ Goble)
William Kemper Wright .... leadman (as William Wright)
 
Sound Department
Phil Bishop .... boom operator
Willie D. Burton .... sound mixer (as Willie Burton)
Stephen Hunter Flick .... sound effects editor
Marvin E. Lewis .... boom operator (as Marvin Lewis)
 
Stunts
Aaron Norris .... stunt coordinator
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Thomas Conley .... best boy grip (as Tom Conley)
Robert Fiore .... electrical best boy
Roger Gebhard .... assistant camera
Jan Kiesser .... camera operator
Richard A. Mention III .... assistant camera (as Rick Mention)
Calvin Sterry .... key grip (as Cal Sterry)
Bill Tenny .... gaffer
Clay H. Wilson .... dolly grip
 
Casting Department
Sharon Benson .... extras casting coordinator
Edye Ramsey .... extras casting
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Tony Faso .... costume supervisor
Suzanne Grace .... costumer: women
Richard Mahoney .... costumer: men
 
Editorial Department
Robert Israel .... assistant editor (as Robert D. Israel)
Rodger Parker .... associate editor
Tom Walls .... supervising editor
 
Music Department
John Caper Jr. .... music editor
Frank Capp .... music coordinator
Felton Jarvis .... music producer: Elvis vocals
Ronnie McDowell .... vocals: 'Elvis'
James Ritz .... music producer: Elvis vocals
Ted Roberts .... music editor
 
Transportation Department
Linda Cipperley .... transportation
Donald P. Desmond .... transportation captain (as Don Desmond)
 
Other crew
David Bracci .... production assistant
Dody Dorn .... production assistant
Larry Geller .... technical advisor
Dick Grob .... additional consultant
Mick Haggerty .... titles
Charlie Hodge .... technical advisor
The Jordanaires .... additional consultant (as The Jordinaires)
Cheri Palmer Kluba .... assistant to producer
Lynn Kuwahara .... location manager
Marty Lacker .... additional consultant
Cliff Linedecker .... technical advisor
Bobby Ogden .... supervisor
Sam Phillips .... additional consultant
Lauren Joy Sand .... researcher (as Lauren Sand)
Billy Smith .... additional consultant
Janet Lee Smith .... production coordinator
Fran Sweney .... auditor
C.D. Taylor .... titles
Jim Van Wyck .... production assistant (as Jimmy Van Wyck)
Kathy Westmoreland .... additional consultant
Carol Westphall .... script supervisor (as Carole Westphall)
Charlie Westphall .... continuity
Becky Yancy .... technical advisor
Linn Zuckerman .... craft service
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Elvis the Movie" - USA (informal title)
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Runtime:
150 min | UK:163 min (1988 video release) | West Germany:105 min (theatrical version)
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Aspect Ratio:
1.33 : 1 See more »
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
Elvis Presley's father Vernon was played by Kurt Russell's father, Bing Russell.See more »
Goofs:
Anachronisms: Elvis's first gold record presented in 1956 features the 1968 RCA logo.See more »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in 3000 Miles to Graceland (2001)See more »

FAQ

Did Kurt Russell do his own singing as Elvis?
What are the differences between the Theatrical Version and the Extended Version?
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9 out of 12 people found the following review useful.
The Ultimate Film Bio, 19 December 2006
Author: sonny_1963 from United States

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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