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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30 June 1989 (USA)  »

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Great Balls of Fire  »

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$13,741,060 (USA)
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Dennis Quaid was 34, playing Jerry Lee Lewis in his early twenties. See more »

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When Elvis Presley shows up at Sun Records, he is shown signing an autograph left handed. Elvis was right handed. See more »

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Jerry Lee: I shine like GOLD when I play... I shine like GOLD!
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Referenced in L.A. Law: Great Balls Afire (1992) See more »

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Last Night
Written by Charles Axton (as C. Axton), Floyd Newman (as F. Newman), Jerry Lee 'Smoochy' Smith (as J. Smith), Gilbert C. Caple (as G. Caple) and Chips Moman (as C. Moman)
Performed by The Mar-Keys (as The Mac-Keys)
Courtesy of Atlantic Recording Corp.
By Arrangement with Warner Special Products
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Great movie
23 May 2003 | by (IL USA) – See all my reviews

Great Balls of Fire! is beyond a doubt one of the best movies I have ever seen. It's entertaining, funny, and gives an up close and personal look at the greatest rock star of the 50s. No, not Elvis, I'm talking about Jerry Lee Lewis! Before the movie I had never even heard of him, now he is one of my all-time favorite performers. Trust me, I was 9 years old when this movie came out, and if a movie is so good a 9 year old will pipe-down and watch, then you know its a excellent movie. So do yourself a favor and rent or buy this fantastic movie.

ciao bella!


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