Elvis (2005)

TV Movie  |   |  Biography, Drama, Music  |  8 May 2005 (USA)
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A chronicle of the life of Elvis Presley (Rhys Meyers), from his humble beginnings to his rise to international stardom.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Larry Geller (as Rob Treveiler)
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A chronicle of the life of Elvis Presley (Rhys Meyers), from his humble beginnings to his rise to international stardom.

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Also Known As:

Elvis - A kezdet kezdete  »

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Did You Know?


John Boyd West plays his real-life father, Red West. See more »


When Elvis is at Fort Hood, Texas, his buddy tells him that there are provisions to allow enlisted men to "live off base." The Army doesn't refer to their installations as bases, they are called posts, which is the term a solider would have actually used. See more »


Elvis Presley: Listen to this. This is how God works.
Elvis Presley: I may be expressing myself through these beautiful symphonies of light, color, and language that manifests itself as music. But they will hail you as one of the great ones of the day, and think of you as a wonderful preacher, and teacher.
Red West: Huh?
Elvis Presley: Don't you get it? Ever since Mamma died I've been asking myself these questions. Why'd God take her away from me? Why am I not happy when he gave me all this success and fame? Why, out of all the millions, ...
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References Stage Show (1954) See more »


Don't Be Cruel
Written by Otis Blackwell, Elvis Presley
Performed by Elvis Presley
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Pleasantly Surprised
9 May 2005 | by (Tampa, Florida) – See all my reviews

I Watched Part 1 of Elvis last night, and was BLOWN away. Jonathan Rhys Meyers did an EXCELLENT job portraying The King. Everything down to his lip curl and southern drawl was displayed perfectly. Surprisingly, because JRM is Irish-born and didn't know much about Elvis in the first place.

The appearance is what got me at first. Sometimes I would look up at the TV screen and actually believe that Elvis himself was grinning back at me. They have really chosen a great actor to play him this time. Rhys Meyers' face, smile, hair, voice and demeanor all SCREAM OUT Elvis to me.

Both my mom and I were googly eyed during most of the 2 hours, and we were begging for more by the time 11 p.m. rolled around. I give this mini-series BOTH OF MY THUMBS UP and I can't wait, (and have no doubt) that Part 2 will be as intriguing as the first.

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