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Great Balls of Fire! (1989)

PG-13 | | Biography, Drama, Music | 30 June 1989 (USA)
The life and career of wildly controversial rock 'n' roll star Jerry Lee Lewis.

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The story of Jerry Lee Lewis, arguably the greatest and certainly one of the wildest musicians of the 1950s. His arrogance, remarkable talent, and unconventional lifestyle often brought him into conflict with others in the industry, and even earned him the scorn and condemnation of the public. Written by Murray Chapman <muzzle@cs.uq.oz.au>

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Jerry Lee Lewis: He Rocked The Nation... And Shocked The World. See more »

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Biography | Drama | Music

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30 June 1989 (USA)  »

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$13,741,060 (USA)
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The original recording of the song "Honey Don't" by Carl Perkins is heard in this film and is a Sun Records label. See more »

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The song "Great Balls Of Fire" is shown climbing the Billboard charts to number one. The song only made it to number two. See more »

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Jerry Lee: England can kiss my ass!
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Features That Hamilton Woman (1941) See more »

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Real Wild Child (Wild One)
Written by Johnny O'Keefe, Johnny Greenan and Dave Owen (as Dave Owens)
Performed by Jerry Lee Lewis
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I completely disagree, I really loved this movie..
10 August 2004 | by (UK) – See all my reviews

Personally I disagree with the other user's comments as I saw this movie on TV a while ago and really enjoyed it. What makes it so interesting is the fact that someone would actually go ahead and marry their cousin who was only 13 years old.

This movie is pretty accurate and the acting and music is great.

Dennis Quaid's portrayal of the Killer is definitely one to watch.

His accent and facial expressions are priceless and Winona Ryder's Myra is sweet and believable. This movie offers a great insight into the personal life, music and career of J.L.L. A really enjoyable film I would highly recommend :-D


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