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Hounddog (2007)

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A drama set in the American South, where a precocious, troubled girl finds a safe haven in the music and movement of Elvis Presley.


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Granoldo Frazier ...
Band Member D (as Grenaldo Frazier)
Charlie Lucas ...
Band Member A
Herman McCloud ...
Band Member B
Chandler McIntyre ...
Buddy's Mother
Tom Oppenheim ...
Ryan Pelton ...
Stranger Lady (as Robin Wright Penn)


A drama set in the American South, where a precocious, troubled girl finds a safe haven in the music and movement of Elvis Presley.

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


Every heart has an awakening. Every soul needs a song. See more »


Drama | Music

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for a disturbing sexual assault of a young girl, and brief sexuality

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Release Date:

22 January 2007 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Hounddog  »

Filming Locations:


Box Office


$3,750,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$13,744 (USA) (19 September 2008)


$128,092 (USA) (5 December 2008)

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

(Dolby 5.1)


Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


Banned in many cities because of the rape scene See more »


The 45 rpm record that Lewellen's father gave her in the truck (supposedly by Elvis on RCA) is apparently a reissue of an original which did not exist at the time. See more »


Lewellen: Who are you? Where's my daddy?
Stranger Lady: He's in the can. He'll be out in a minute.
Lewellen: Who's the stranger lady?
Daddy: We, uh, we were waiting for you to watch Elvis.
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Referenced in Saturday Night Live: The Best of Amy Poehler (2009) See more »


Hound Dog
Written by Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller
Performed by Dakota Fanning
Produced by Deborah Kampmeier
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Nothing Special...
25 January 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Overall this was actually a bad movie, and really not anything different from that of any other movie of this genre. It struggled to get the main point across, and at many times it began to drag as I found myself looking at my watch more and more.

As for the acting, Dakota herself did not live up to the self hype. I strongly doubt she will succeed in her goal in getting a Oscar Nomination, as her performance was mediocre and failed to live up to any expectations. A disappointment considering some of her other great performances. However, no acting could have saved this film due to a bad script and lousy directing.

Ever since headlines about the supposed "Dakota Fanning Rape Scene" came out on July 21, 2006, this movie has been made out to be 10,000 times worse than it is. Nothing is really shown in "the rape scene" or any other scenes, it takes place in a dark room and all you see is Dakota's facial reactions and hear her cry out, and the whole thing is under a minute long. So basically it was a big fuss over nothing, but unfortunately there will still be some people who haven't even seen it attempting to make the film worse than it actually is.

3/10 - Nothing original here, nor was it worth all the talk.

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