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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Marie Wolfe
Johnny Wolfe
Pam Wolfe
Jacque Lynn Colton ...
Rosie Pantangellio
Steve Ayres
Tudor Sherrard ...
Paul Quinine
Paul J. Harkins ...
Brian Gasternick (as Paul Harkins)
Noel Derecki ...
Tony Vandelo
Beth Devereux
T. Graham Brown ...
Dennis Letts ...
Alan Fortas
Stephen Lee Davis ...


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 »


PG-13 | See all certifications »




Release Date:

30 September 1988 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Eläköön Elvis  »

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$13,000,000 (estimated)


$5,509,417 (USA)

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1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


Tuesday Weld, who plays the mom who's a big fan of Elvis Presley in the movie, was in Wild in the Country (1961) which starred Elvis Presley. See more »


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 »


Elvis Presley: When I first met you, I didn't like you at all. I thought you were the most arrogant, selfish, ungrateful little bastard I'd ever met.
Elvis Presley: Then I started to remember how much I was like that at your age.
Johnny Wolfe: Elvis, man. What happened at the talent show - thanks. I know you did that for me.
Elvis Presley: [Frowns] Hell no, kid. I didn't do that for you. I did that for rock and roll.
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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 »


Featured in Siskel & Ebert: The Worst Films of 1988 (1989) See more »


Good Rockin' Tonight
Written by Roy Brown
Performed by Elvis Presley
Courtesy of RCA Records
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A fun rock 'n roll fantasy
28 April 2001 | by See all my reviews

HEARTBREAK HOTEL takes the viewer on a light hearted "what if" fantasy ride to the world of the Elvis of 1972. The makers of this movie were certainly Elvis fans. There is a good amount of detailed inside information about Elvis and the plot respects his musical talents, although there is some poking fun at his personal habits.

HEARTBREAK HOTEL accomplishes exactly what it sets out to do. I hope more rock 'n roll fantasy movies will be made in the future.

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