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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

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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

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

Genres:

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  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$3,750,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

$128,092 (USA) (5 December 2008)
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Headlines about the rape scene came out on July 21, 2006, the very day that the movie wrapped filming. See more »

Goofs

Elvis Presley's appearance singing "Houndog" on the Milton Berle Show took place on June 5, 1956. Several of the vehicles used in the movie were newer than this. The pink Desoto (or Dodge) was probably a 1956, but it's not likely that a rural Alabama woman would be driving a new car. The tow truck used to tow the Desoto was a 1957 at the oldest, and it was quite beat up. The red Pontiac at the Elvis concert was a 1959. See more »

Quotes

Buddy: Guess what I heard?
Lewellen: What?
Buddy: Guess!
Lewellen: No, tell me.
Buddy: I heard Elvis is comin' to town.
Lewellen: Elvis is comin' to town?
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Referenced in Saturday Night Live: The Best of Amy Poehler (2009) See more »

Soundtracks

Caterpillar
Written by Ray Campi
Performed by Ray Campi and The Snappers
Courtesy of Real Music Productions / Ray Campi
By Arrangement with Bug
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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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