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

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Marilyn's lips don't match the singing in her song. See more »

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Elvis: Sometimes you have to give what you have the dearest to find peace
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Written by Clyde Otis (as Clyde Lovern Otis) and Brook Benton
Performed by John Lee Hooker
Courtesy of the Clyde Otis Music Group and Pointblank Records/Virgin Records America, Inc.
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Transformational Sleeper
8 March 2001 | by (California) – See all my reviews

Warning! Don't try to watch this movie without an IQ in excess of 100 and don't try to watch it with your brain... watch it with your heart.

It's clear why this movie didn't appeal to many audiences. It uses uncertainty and ambiguity like a craftsman. It raises more questions than answers. It suggest that a side of life exists that most people rarely suspect much less see.

Harvey Keitel is an unlikely angel hitching his way back to Graceland. The movie illustrates our unwillingness to accept the fact that our world is what we say it is and what we say it isn't.

Hidden in this predictably country and western-flavored, womanizing, motel tour across the southern countryside is an Elvis look-alike that doesn't look like Elvis, but knows things that only Elvis knows, and even wears the same shoe size as Elvis.

And the bottom line... the road less traveled that Elvis clearly steers for each person he encounters is redemption... personal transformation. But then, angels really don't make good entertainment, do they?


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