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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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Fran
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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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The most unforgettable people are the ones who never let reality get in the way. See more »

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Rated PG-13 for a sexual situation | See all certifications »
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The Road to Graceland  »

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$10,000,000 (estimated)
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The script had to be approved by Priscilla Presley, who enjoyed it so much that she decided to be Executive Producer. See more »

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As Byron gets up to leave Ashley's trailer, you can see the tip of the beer bottle he's holding. In the next shot it's gone. See more »

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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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Referenced in The Holiday (2006) See more »

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Long Black Limousine
Written by Vern Stovall and Bobby George
Performed by Elvis Presley
Courtesy of the RCA Records Label
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Elvis Lives.....
18 March 2001 | by See all my reviews

This really is a "gem" of a film...American movie-making at its best....the script, directing and acting are all approaching if not at genius level..and all the actors give superb performances especially the actor playing "Elvis"...the scenes where he sings and later cries are guaranteed to bring tears to the eye..... The beauty of the film is that it explores the depth of human grief interwoven with the wish or myth that 'Elvis Lives'..... And once again this movie proves that you don't need to have violence to produce a brilliant work of art.....Well Done to the film makers!!


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