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Finding Graceland (1998)

PG-13  |   |  Biography, Drama  |  28 July 1999 (France)
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An eccentric drifter claiming to be Elvis Presley hitches a ride with a young man and they find themselves on an adventurous road trip to Memphis.



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The King of Rock-n-Roll lives! On his way across New Mexico, Byron Gruman picks up a hitch-hiking impersonator who says he's Elvis Presley really. Skeptical and trying to shake the memory of his wife's death, Byron just wants to drop Elvis off at his Memphis destination. Instead, he finds himself won over by this King, much like everyone they meet including a sexy Marilyn Monroe look-alike. Featuring a scene that was shot inside the Graceland Mansion thanks to Priscilla Presley's involvement as executive producer. With Harvey Keitel, Bridget Fonda, Johnathon Schaech. Written by Anonymous

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Even a king needs a lift now and then. See more »


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Rated PG-13 for a sexual situation | See all certifications »




Release Date:

28 July 1999 (France)  »

Also Known As:

The Road to Graceland  »

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$10,000,000 (estimated)

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Did You Know?


Bridget Fonda sings "You'd be surprised" in character as Marilyn Monroe. See more »


The story takes place in August but azaleas and dogwoods are blooming on the grounds of Graceland, revealing the actual time of filming to be in April. See more »


Elvis: It's never too late for a comeback.
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Referenced in The Holiday (2006) See more »


You'd Be Surprised
Written by Irving Berlin
Performed by Bridget Fonda
Produced by Ron Fair and Michael Solomon
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Excellent Movie
13 May 2004 | by (St. Louis Missouri) – See all my reviews

This movie was one of the best movies i have ever seen! When I first rented the movie I thought it was going to be slow and have no plot at all, but as it turns out I realized that this movie was much more than critics said it was. The plot was excellent, the characters were great, especially Harvey Kietel he did a wonderful job playing the King of Rock n' Roll. I recommend this movie to anyone who likes Elvis, or who dislikes Elvis because this movie will most possibly change your mind! The movie also has a lot of values everyone needs to know in life. Not only is this movie about Elvis it is also about the famous Marilyn Monroe. This is one SPECTACULAR movie and I recommend everyone go see it now!!!

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