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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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The most unforgettable people are the ones who never let reality get in the way. 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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Trivia

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

Goofs

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 »

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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Featured in Elvis Found Alive (2012) See more »

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It's Raining
Written by Naomi Neville
Performed by Irma Thomas
Courtesy of EMI Music Publishing and EMI Records
Under license from EMI Capitol Music Special Markets
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the movie has two levels
11 April 2004 | by (washington dc) – See all my reviews

This film is based on creative ideas. The acting is fresh. Overall the movie has two levels, one the uplifting plot of a human soul celebrating his love for mankind and spreading it through example; two an edgy undertone suggests that the whole thing may blow up into a dark side shocker for reasons that are never quite revealed. Maybe it's just that amazing Harvey K. It is a brilliant film in concept and execution. Rare.


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