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Hounddog (2007)

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:
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Granoldo Frazier ...
Band Member D (as Grenaldo Frazier)
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Charlie Lucas ...
Band Member A
Herman McCloud ...
Band Member B
Chandler McIntyre ...
Buddy's Mother
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Robin Mullins ...
Marge
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Tom Oppenheim ...
Mechanic
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Bartender
Ryan Pelton ...
Elvis
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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

Taglines:

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

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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 USA:

$13,744, 21 September 2008, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$128,092, 7 December 2008
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Edward Lachman, the original cinematographer, had to leave after two weeks of shooting to work on another film. Jim Denault shot for the next month; gaffer Stephen Thompson took over near the end of shooting. See more »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

Buddy: You can't tell nobody I can't swim.
Lewellen: I won't.
Buddy: You gotta promise.
Lewellen: I promise.
Buddy: And you can't tell nobody you rescued me.
Lewellen: I won't. Hey, I'll teach you how to swim, okay?
Buddy: And how to dance like Elvis?
Lewellen: Yeah, and sing.
Buddy: Can I come?
Lewellen: Yeah, we're goin' together.
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Connections

Referenced in Saturday Night Live: Drew Barrymore/Lily Allen (2007) See more »

Soundtracks

Heartbreak Hotel
Written by Mae Boren Axton, Tommy Durden and Elvis Presley
Performed by Elvis Presley
Courtesy of The RCA Records Label
By Arrangement with Sony BMG Music Entertainment
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A comment from someone who has seen the film
26 January 2007 | by See all my reviews

I just watched the final Sundance screening of this film earlier this evening. It was excellent. I found it to a highly emotional film with a very powerful message. Also, Dakota Fanning has a beautiful voice for someone who had never sang before filming began. Not beautiful as in technically perfect, but beautiful in the way it conveyed the emotions of the character at the time. Just to clarify for all of those who haven't seen it, there is no pornography in this movie. In fact, Utah's Attorney General watched it for himself, and said that it does not break any laws and contains no child pornography. Please withhold judgment until you have actually seen it.


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