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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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Beatrice Gruman
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Sheriff Haynes
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Heather
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Trae Thomas ...
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Purvis
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Storyline

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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Biography | Drama

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Rated PG-13 for a sexual situation | See all certifications »
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28 July 1999 (France)  »

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The Road to Graceland  »

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$10,000,000 (estimated)
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Bridget Fonda sings "You'd be surprised" in character as Marilyn Monroe. See more »

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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 »

Quotes

Byron Gruman: God, if I'd been driving, she's...
Elvis: She might be alive? Or you might be dead. Maybe both of you would have perished.
Byron Gruman: How could something so perfect be taken away from me?
Elvis: I've searched a lifetime for an answer to that question. All I know is, you have to forgive yourself, your woman, god... and have faith that the next love you'll have won't cause you so much pain.
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Anytime, Anyplace, Anywhere
Written by Hadda Brooks
Performed by Hadda Brooks
Courtesy of BMG Music Publishing and Virgin Records/Pointblank Classics/
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Good direction; First-rate acting; Fascinating story
31 July 2001 | by (Tampa Florida) – See all my reviews

This is the kind of film you'll be debating a year after you see it. Harvey Keitel at his best.

The film should have been nominated somewhere.

This is a truly adult film with no easy answers, but with fascinating people involved in a plot worth your close attention.


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