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Eddie Presley (1992)

Unrated | | Comedy, Drama | March 1992 (USA)
An Elvis impersonator with a wounded psyche, unflinching in his quest to keep the King's spirit alive bets it all on one night of glory, a headlining spot at dingy Tinseltown dive.

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Eddie Presley
Robert Lowden ...
Spray Painter
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Homeless Man
Enrique Angel Torres ...
Homeless Man in Stairway
Patric Zimmerman ...
Cook (as Pat Zimmerman)
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Sid
Melissa Cooper ...
Aspiring Actress #1
Stacie Randall ...
Tyranny (as Stacie Bourgeois)
Julie Rhodes ...
Foxey (as Julie Rhode-Browne)
Lee Zimmerman ...
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Ace (as William Leon Edwards)
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Captain Starch
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Gilberto Rodriquez ...
Guard (as Gilbert Rodriguez)
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An Elvis impersonator with a wounded psyche, unflinching in his quest to keep the King's spirit alive bets it all on one night of glory, a headlining spot at dingy Tinseltown dive.

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"Deep down we all want to be The King."

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Sad and involving
4 August 2004 | by See all my reviews

Usually the presence of an Elvis impersonator guarantees a movie is a piece of crap. "Eddie Presley" is an exception. There are plenty of rough edges, but the fine moments more than make up for

them. Duane Whitaker is good as Eddie, the broken down, would-be faux king of rock

and roll. Whitaker wrote the play the film is based on and it's obviously a very personal project. His Eddie is memorable. Director Jeff Burr delivers a fine looking movie and as is his usual strength, gets some fine performances out of the supporting cast. The underrated Glu Gulager, Roscoe Lee Brown and Daniel Roebuck are exceptional. "Eddie Presley" has some very funny moments, but the humor is like a lifeboat tossed on a sea of despair and desperation. An independent film with an independent spirit and a big heart.


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