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Heartbreak Hotel (1988)

When a teen tries to set up a band at his school, his mother who was a big fan of Elvis Presley gets in a wreck he and his band members decides to kidnap Elvis and have him hooked up with his mother.

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2 nominations. See more awards »
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Cast

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Marie Wolfe
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Pam Wolfe
Jacque Lynn Colton ...
Rosie Pantangellio
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Steve Ayres
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Irene
Tudor Sherrard ...
Paul Quinine
Paul J. Harkins ...
Brian Gasternick (as Paul Harkins)
Noel Derecki ...
Tony Vandelo
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Beth Devereux
T. Graham Brown ...
Dennis Letts ...
Alan Fortas
Stephen Lee Davis ...
George Klein
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Storyline

Johnny, a 17 year old boy, succeeds in kidnapping Elvis Presley and thus convinces him to meet her mother who is a fan of his and has to stand difficult times at that moment. Written by Volker Boehm

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A rock and roll fantasy. See more »


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PG-13 | See all certifications »
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30 September 1988 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Eläköön Elvis  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$13,000,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$5,509,417 (USA)
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1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

The name of the hotel is "Flaming Star," which is also the name of Elvis Presley's 6th movie. See more »

Goofs

The beginning of the film says it is a fable about Elvis Presley. A fable is sometimes, but not necessarily, a story that features animals or inanimate objects that behave like humans. See more »

Quotes

Elvis Presley: Maybe I oughtta go back to the old way of doing things. Really rock 'em again!
Jerry Schilling: [Uneasy] Hell, you can't afford to take a chance like that, E. What about your image?
Elvis Presley: Can't afford it? Man, when I was broke I could afford to do anything I wanted!
[Bitterly, to himself]
Elvis Presley: Now I'm a millionaire. Can't afford to do a damned thing.
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Crazy Credits

Disclaimer at the end of the movie that "This was a work of fiction and not a depiction of events that occurred during Elvis Presley's lifetime. " See more »


Soundtracks

His Latest Flame
Written by Doc Pomus & Mort Shuman
Performed by Elvis Presley
Courtesy of RCA Records
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A NICE Movie . . .
20 October 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This is one of my favorite "sweet" movies of all time. Enough conflict and tension to make you wonder what's going to happen and that fun "what if . . ." factor that ties the whole thing together, especially with Elvis being such an important pop culture icon. Keith has done Elvis before I believe, and turns in a great job again, realistically I think enjoying his respite from the demands of public life, and then heading back. Everyone seems to be having fun in this "fairy tale," and I wonder if Elvis ever really got a chance to kick back like this. I'm a "baby" Elvis fan and especially love the oddball stuff connected with him, and this movie fits the bill perfectly. It's just a nice little flick to cuddle up to, preferably with someone and enjoy.


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