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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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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 USA:

$5,509,417
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

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 »

Goofs

The jet in the movie ending is a Cessna Citation 500. Although commercially available since 1971, the airplane on the movie (registry N888GA - cn 500-0132) was built in 1973, one year after the movie events. See more »

Quotes

Johnny Wolfe: You're kissing the same ass you used to kick.
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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 »

Connections

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

Soundtracks

Ready Teddy
Written by John Marascalco & Robert 'Bumps' Blackwell (as Robert Blackwell)
Performed by David Keith
Produced by Bruce Botnick
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See it for some light entertainment
10 July 2003 | by See all my reviews

I just saw this movie. I was surfing on cable and I came across it. At first I thought it would be rubbish but then it caught me. At the end of the movie I found that I was in a much better mood than when I started. It was not the world's best film but I really enjoyed it. It is excellent light entertainment for Elvis fans. My advice is see it.....dont take it too seriously and dont expect too much and you will thoroughly enjoy it. I guarantee you will be singing along. Now, I'm off to listen to some old Elvis songs!


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