Hounddog (2007)

R  |   |  Drama, Music  |  22 January 2007 (USA)
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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


Gotta always somehow make good outta what can poison you. See more »


Drama | Music

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for a disturbing sexual assault of a young girl, and brief sexuality | See all certifications »

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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

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

(Dolby 5.1)


Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


Headlines about the rape scene came out on July 21, 2006, the very day that the movie wrapped filming. 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: What's that from?
Buddy: What?
Lewellen: That big ole bruise you got there.
Buddy: Nothin'.
Lewellen: I got one, too.
Buddy: Where?
Lewellen: Right here. My daddy did it.
Buddy: My daddy don't hit me!
Lewellen: Does so.
Buddy: Does not, you liar!
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Referenced in Saturday Night Live: Drew Barrymore/Lily Allen (2007) See more »


Stealin' Sugar
Written by Jim Ray Bates
Performed by Ray Batts
Courtesy of Hip-O Records
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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If you love Dakota Fanning then it is worthwhile
9 June 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The voter of 7 was mostly for Dakota and her excellent acting. The story was admittedly slow and plot fairly thin, but then it is a Chick Flick, which is all about emotions and relationships, so pace and plot is somewhat irrelevant. The acting was superb all the way around. I saw it based on Dakota being in it. Everyone else's acting was very good from David Morse, Piper Laurie and the Snake Guy. A better Southern Goth tale is Winter's Bone, but like my summary says "If you love Dakota Fanning then it is worthwhile." FYI - I did not hear about all the "controversy" about Dakota's character getting raped. It didn't influence me one way or the other. I have known that this has happened and showing it in context is not inflammatory, although if you were a victim and it still greatly messes with your mind, I don't think seeing it would help.

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