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Elvis Gratton: Le king des kings (1985)

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A Quebecois Elvis impersonator is disillusioned to find a Chinaman participating in an Elvis contest. He later takes his wife on vacation to the island of Santa Banana.

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Cast

Cast overview:
Julien Poulin ...
Bob Gratton (as Elvis Poulin)
Denise Mercier ...
Linda Gratton (as Elvis Mercier)
Marie-Claude Dufour ...
L'auto-stoppeuse (as Elvis Dufour)
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Le photographe, le preacher, l'homme du canot (as Elvis Falardeau)
Reynald Fortin ...
Général Augusto Ricochet, Général de la RCMP (as Elvis Fortin)
Florida Girard ...
Maîtresse de ceremonies (as Elvis Girard)
Yves Trudel ...
Méo (as Beau-frère d'Elvis Beaudoin)
Benoît Paiement ...
Lucien (as Beau-frère d'Elvis Beaudoin)
Évelyn Regimbald ...
Yvette (as Elvis Régimbald)
Denis Blais ...
Le maire Groleau (as Elvis Blais)
Ronald Houle ...
Frank (as Elvis Houle)
Richard Barrette ...
L'échevin (as Elvis Barrette)
Jean Bédard ...
L'avaleur de couteau (as Elvis Bédard)
Huguette Smith ...
L'assistante de l'avaleur de couteau (as Elvis Smith)
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A Quebecois Elvis impersonator is disillusioned to find a Chinaman participating in an Elvis contest. He later takes his wife on vacation to the island of Santa Banana. Written by Thomas McWilliams <tgm@netcom.com>

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Release Date:

8 November 1985 (Canada)  »

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Budget:

CAD 450,000 (estimated)

Gross:

CAD 257,640 (Canada)
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Trivia

Bob's brand of beer is stubby bottled Budweiser. See more »

Quotes

Bob Gratton: Thanks, folks, and God Bless!
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Crazy Credits

Every person's first name in the credits has been replaced by "Elvis", except when the last name is "King", in which case it is left intact. See more »

Connections

References Jaws (1975) See more »

Soundtracks

Love Me Tender
Written by Elvis Presley and Ken Darby (as Vera Matson)
Performed by Aaron King
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Cult movie
23 December 1998 | by (Quebec, Canada) – See all my reviews

First, Elvis Gratton is a comedy, which means you should not to take it seriously. This is the story of a man who's idol is Elvis (baby!) and who enters a contest of Elvis imitations. He wins and the price is a trip to Santa-Banana, a tropical island. The fun thing about this film is that, through funny jokes, we follow the life of a stupid, racist and sexist individual who is happy that Quebec didn't separate from Canada in 1980. This has became a cult movie exactly because Quebec didn't separate. I guess you've got to have some French Canadian roots to understand this movie.

But for these French Canadians who are offended by this movie, who say strangers will think that we are all like that, let me tell you something. It's just like thinking that all Americans are like Jim Carrey in Dumb and Dumber.


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