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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Everyone falls from grace sometimes. Sooner or later we all have to get back up again. 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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2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


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


The closing scenes are supposedly set during the candlelight vigil that takes place each year at Graceland on the anniversary of Elvis Presley's death in August, which is a very hot month in Memphis, TN. However, in the closeup shots of Schaech and Fonda, the actors' breath is clearly visible. This is because the shoot actually took place in early spring, during unusually cold weather for Memphis. See more »


Elvis: It's never too late for a comeback.
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Featured in Elvis Found Alive (2012) See more »


Written by Larry Hochman
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One of the BEST!!!!!!!!!!
7 August 2000 | by (Southeast USA) – See all my reviews

This movie will make you laugh and break your heart at the same time. Bridget and Harvey are at their absolute best. You don't have to be an Elvis fan to love this movie. If you have ever loved & lost, this show will make you want to keep living. I rented it because I think Bridget Fonda is sexy. I got more than I was looking for.I am a 38 year old man that cried with joy after seeing it. On a scale of 1 to 10 I would like to give it 100. Their are not many gems like this one!!!

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