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Writer (WGA):
Alan Rosen (written by)
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Release Date:
10 August 1997 (USA) See more »
Truth is funnier than fiction! See more »
A "mockumentary" about Elvis's real-life trip to the White House to become a federal marshal under the DEA... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Funny Movie Uses Stereotypes and Artistic License to Bulk Up Real Meeting See more (24 total) »


  (in credits order)

Rick Peters ... Elvis Presley

Bob Gunton ... Richard M. Nixon

Alyson Court ... Priscilla Presley
Denny Doherty ... Vernon

Jackie Burroughs ... Dodger

Curtis Armstrong ... Farley Hall

Gabriel Hogan ... Bobby Bishop
Robbi Jay Thuet ... Lisa Marie Presley

Thom Sears ... Bodyguard #1
Wayne Ward ... Bodyguard #2
Rick Wharton ... Bodyguard #3
Keith Jones ... Bodyguard #4
Robyn Stevan ... Karen (airline agent)

Patrick McKenna ... Karen's supervisor

Hamish McEwan ... Wait carpenter
Julia Paton ... Melissa (stewardess)
Marilyn Boyle ... Plane businesswoman
Philip Akin ... Cabbie

Arnold Pinnock ... Other cabbie #1

John Liddle ... Other cabbie #2

Richard Yearwood ... Brother #1

Panou ... Brother #2
Ephraim Hylton ... Donut counterman
Vernon Chapman ... Washington hotel clerk
Laura Catalano ... TWA ticket agent
Alana Fletcher ... Bobby's starlet
Richard McMillan ... Security guard

Tammy Isbell ... Mindy (stewardess)
Angela Vint ... Pamela (stewardess)

Peter Keleghan ... Pilot

Joe Dinicol ... Ten-year-old boy

Colin Fox ... Sir Harold

Richard Beymer ... Bob Haldeman
Hadley Sandiford ... White House guard

Jake Simons ... Hippie guy

Martin Roach ... Hip stockboy

A.J. Cook ... Hippie chick
Rob Stefaniuk ... Record guy
Christopher Kennedy ... Larry Opper
James Loxley ... Businessman
Scott Wickware ... Security guard #1

Desmond Campbell ... Security guard #2
Maria Syrgiannis ... Mitzie (stewardess)

Gordon Michael Woolvett ... Soldier

Stewart Arnott ... Dwight Chapin

Dan Redican ... Tom Fitzgerald

Jennifer Irwin ... DEA secretary
David Crean ... Secret Service agent #1

Michael Anderson Jr. ... Secret Service agent #2
Jeff Jones ... TV preacher
Roxanne MacKenzie ... Receptionist
Glenn Hall ... Egil 'Bud' Krogh

Dick Cavett ... Narrator
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Fulton Derek ... Protester
Ronnie McDowell ... Elvis Presley (singing voice)
Bill Tarling ... Hare Krishna
Alexander Butterfield ... Himself (uncredited)

Tony Curtis ... Himself (uncredited)
Jesse Lachapelle ... Busker (uncredited)
Thomas Lundy ... Airport Porter (uncredited)

Kevin McCarthy ... Deep Throat (uncredited)

Graham Nash ... Cameo appearance (uncredited)

Edwin Newman ... Himself (uncredited)

Wayne Newton ... Himself (uncredited)

Ron Sparks ... Street Performer (uncredited)

Directed by
Allan Arkush 
Writing credits
Alan Rosen (written by)

Produced by
Vicky Herman .... line producer
Robert O'Connor .... executive producer
Peter Pastorelli .... line producer
Alan Rosen .... producer
Original Music by
Larry Brown 
Cinematography by
Michael Storey 
Film Editing by
Neil Mandelberg 
Casting by
Susan Forrest 
Production Design by
Harold Thrasher 
Set Decoration by
Jerri Thrasher 
Costume Design by
Kei Yano 
Makeup Department
Jenny Arbour .... key hair stylist: period hairstyling 1970's
Wendy Robin .... key makeup artist
Production Management
Dwayne L. Shattuck .... production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Pazz Neglia .... third assistant director
Wendy Ord .... first assistant director
Art Department
William Koon .... key scenic (as Bill Koon)
Ron Lightfoot .... construction manager
Sound Department
Bryan Day .... sound mixer
Louie Duran Jr. .... stereo sound consultant
Alan Freedman .... adr mixer
Dean Hovey .... supervising sound editor
Robert Jackson .... adr supervisor
Thomas Jones .... dialogue editor
Derek Vanderhorst .... re-recording mixer
Visual Effects by
David Blum .... visual effects supervisor
Jim Livolsi .... visual effects producer
Camera and Electrical Department
Tom McGrath .... gaffer: Los Angeles interviews
Casting Department
Donna Dupere .... extras casting
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Sheila Radovancevic .... costume truck supervisor
Catherine Thompson .... assistant costume designer
Editorial Department
Roger La Prairie .... telecine colorist
Chad Tomasoski .... post-production coordinator
Location Management
Patrick Burn .... second unit: location manager
Anne Richardson .... location manager
Music Department
Ronnie McDowell .... singing voice: Rick Peters
Spencer Proffer .... supervising music producer
Transportation Department
William R. Peck .... driver: Los Angeles
Adam Pinkstaff .... transportation captain: Los Angeles
Robert Whelan Jr. .... driver
Other crew
Anna Rane .... script supervisor

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Additional Details

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Rated PG-13 for brief strong language and some drug content
95 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.33 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:

Did You Know?

Elvis always drank Pepsi-Cola but for product placement, a coke machine was substituted in the film.See more »
Anachronisms: Set in 1970, Elvis is seen in his hotel room watching "Big Jake" on television. "Big Jake" wasn't produced until 1971 and didn't premiere on television until 1976.See more »
Richard M. Nixon:By the way, Elvis, did you ever, ah, mess around with Marilyn Monroe?
Elvis Presley:No, sir.
Richard M. Nixon:Well, the Kennedys did, you know. Hoover played me the tape.
Elvis Presley:Well, gee, Mr. President, I kinda wish I had a tape of this meetin', so I could play it for muh wife and muh little daughter.
Richard M. Nixon:Tape-record meetings.
[suddenly intrigued]
Richard M. Nixon:Hmm...
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8 out of 9 people found the following review useful.
Funny Movie Uses Stereotypes and Artistic License to Bulk Up Real Meeting, 10 August 1999
Author: Shannon Box ( from Canyon Lake, Texas

Fact is always stranger than fiction. However, this is a comedy. As such, I can't fault the producers for creating fiction around a real event.

The stereotypes serve well as background briefs to modern audiences who may not know squat about either the King or the President.

Elvis wanders the night, shoots television sets out at will, dresses like. ..well. . .Elvis and maintains his good old boy composure. Likewise, Nixon broods, works on his enemies list, and rattles off every Nixon trademark statement from various years.

There is a lot of humor in this film. Those who don't know the history of the times will probably be left dumbfounded.

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