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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

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

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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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Deborah Kampmeier wrote the script in 1996. 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

Lewellen: Oh my God, you scared me! What are you doin' here?
Buddy: I told him to meet us here. He wants to see you do your Elvis dance. I told him you'd do your Elvis dance for him.
Lewellen: Oh. Well, do you have my ticket?
[Wooden's Boy holds up two tickets. Lewellen reaches for them, but he pulls them away]
Buddy: You have to do your Elvis dance first.
Lewellen: Why?
Buddy: That was the deal. He said he'd get the tickets if you did your Elvis dance.
Wooden's Boy: Do the one you did that mornin'.
Lewellen: Hound dog?
Wooden's Boy: Yeah.
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Soundtracks

Hound Dog
Written by Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller
Performed by Elvis Presley
Courtesy of The RCA Records Label
By Arrangement with Sony BMG Music Entertainment
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Great movie not pointless at all not gross
28 September 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This was really an excellent movie. Anyone who says this movie was pointless or boring I don't have any idea why. This movie was the complete opposite, I think it was the first movie I've seen in a long time that had a point and was not mindless or boring.

I'm a fourteen year old and the movie was great, it was very relatable even though I haven't been through any sexual abuse.

If a movie can relate to me so deeply even though I didn't grow up in that time period, grew up in New York City, and did not go through some of the things she went through then I really think it's an excellent movie.

The content was not disturbing to me at all in a sense most people say. I think most people who say it's disturbing haven't seen the movie because yes, it is very real and true but not gross. I think it's great the director/writer touched on the subject of sexual abuse in such a great way because that subject is not brought up often in our society but it's something that is happening.

I was not sure of seeing this movie-not because of the rape scene because I knew people were making such a big deal of it but because of the other comments about how the movie wasn't going anywhere or was pointless. But I was so surprised that they were so wrong and that for me and from what I could see in the audience it was the complete opposite of pointless.

Bottom line if you haven't seen the movie already and aren't sure if you ant to go and see it, go and see it. I wasn't sure if I should see this movie either but it turned out to be one of the best movies I've seen in a long time with great writing, directing, and acting. Very real but not gross or disturbing and a story that needed to be told.


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