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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 overview:
Julien Poulin ...
Bob Gratton (as Elvis Poulin)
Denise Mercier ...
Linda Gratton (as Elvis Mercier)
Marie-Claude Dufour ...
L'auto-stoppeuse (as Elvis Dufour)
Pierre Falardeau ...
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)


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 <>

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Comedy | Music






Release Date:

8 November 1985 (Canada)  »

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Elvis Gratton: Le king des kings  »

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CAD 450,000 (estimated)


CAD 257,640 (Canada)

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


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Every person's first name in the credits has been replaced by "Elvis", except when the last name is "King", in which case it is left intact.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


Edited from Pas encore Elvis Gratton! (1985) See more »


That's The Touch Of A King
Written and Performed by Aaron King
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29 September 2002 | by See all my reviews

This low-budget Quebec cult classic is actually an amalgamation of 3 half-hour shorts made in 1981, '83 and '85. It's about the life of Bob (Elvis) Gratton, who's sort of the Babbitt of Brossard: a crass, far-right-wing small-business owner who lives in an unimaginably ugly house in an even uglier Montreal suburb and puts meaning into his life by impersonating Elvis on a local TV show (even though his command of English is tenuous at best). He's in love with all aspects of American culture and is unambiguously federalist - in fact, the film was director Pierre Falardeau's reaction to the Quebec referendum of 1980. The film is meant to give a very negative picture of francophone federalists, but also to show that there's a little bit of Elvis Gratton in everyone (that's the very subtle message of the final scene in the first short).

In many ways this is a very bad movie: subzero production values, embarrassingly puerile slapstick scenes which drag on far too long, etc. But that's all part of its charm, and it's not hard to see how it became a cult classic. Parts of it are very funny, the language is extremely colourful (although those not familiar with Quebec French may need to use subtitles) and it perfectly captures the essence of the kind of petty-bourgeois dullards who are prevalent not just on Montreal's South Shore, but throughout the world, and to a certain extent in all of us. Julien Poulin is wonderful in the title role, but Pierre Falardeau himself is not very good in his cameos, particularly as the American televangelist (his English isn't very good). Definitely recommended. And skip the sequel at all costs.

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