A chronicle of the life of Elvis Presley (Rhys Meyers), from his humble beginnings to his rise to international stardom.
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 Steve Binder 2 episodes, 2005
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 Bill Black 2 episodes, 2005
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 Scotty Moore 2 episodes, 2005
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 Larry Geller 2 episodes, 2005
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 Dixie Locke 2 episodes, 2005
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 D.J. Fontana 2 episodes, 2005
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 Marion Keisker 2 episodes, 2005
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 Grandma Minnie 2 episodes, 2005
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 George Klein 2 episodes, 2005
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 Junior Smith 2 episodes, 2005
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Bart Hansard ...
 Steve Sholes 2 episodes, 2005
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 Barry Shultz 2 episodes, 2005
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 Chet Atkins 2 episodes, 2005
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 Hal Wallis 2 episodes, 2005
Hunt Scarritt ...
 Eddie Bond 2 episodes, 2005
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 Gas Station Girl #1 2 episodes, 2005
Laura-Shay Griffin ...
 Gas Station Girl #2 2 episodes, 2005
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 Edd Hopper 2 episodes, 2005
Danny Nelson ...
 Judge Marion Gooding 2 episodes, 2005
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 Judge Sam Friedman 2 episodes, 2005
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 Horace Logan 2 episodes, 2005
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 Mrs. Hughes 2 episodes, 2005
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 Southern Politician 2 episodes, 2005
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 Tough Kid #1 2 episodes, 2005
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 Tough Kid #2 2 episodes, 2005
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 Teen Fan #1 2 episodes, 2005
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 Teen Fan #2 2 episodes, 2005
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 Disc Jockey 2 episodes, 2005
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 Pvt. Joe Esposito 2 episodes, 2005
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 Charlie Hodges 2 episodes, 2005
Nicholas Paoletti ...
 Airman Currie Grant 2 episodes, 2005
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 Captain Beaulieu 2 episodes, 2005
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 Mrs. Beaulieu 2 episodes, 2005
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 Newsreel Reporter 2 episodes, 2005
Manny Chevrolet ...
 News Man #1 2 episodes, 2005
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 News Man #2 2 episodes, 2005
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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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More than 300 Elvis fans auditioned for the role of Elvis Presley, they were all turned away and Rhys Myers hired, even though he wasn't one of the 300 lining up for audition See more »

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When Elvis and girlfriend Dixie are leaving the Assembly of God Church (mid-1950s), they walk down the street, and a satellite dish is clearly visible on the house across the street. See more »

Quotes

'Colonel' Tom Parker: Let's face it, son. The records aren't doing what they used to and the movie aren't doing much better.
Elvis Presley: That's probably because of all this material you keep shovin' down my throat, Colonel. Hell, you can't polish a turd.
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References The Ed Sullivan Show (1948) See more »

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Too Much
Written by Lee Rosenberg, Leonard Weinman
Performed by Elvis Presley
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One of the best biographies ever. Ellvis lives on!
11 May 2005 | by See all my reviews

I have seen every movie made about Elvis with the exception of a regional drive-in movie that was fictitious called "The Legend" I believe, and not since Kurt Russell's phenomenal impersonation in the 1970s TV Movie have I seen such an amazing job of acting as done by this young kid from Ireland. Jonathan Rhys-Meyers was so stunningly accurate even though the combed back hair made his forehead look a little too prominent. Still, I did not work against his extremely effective portrayal of the King of Rock and Roll. Okay, I know I'm being picky here, but having been a portrait artist for 48 years, it's hard not to notice such physical details.

What made this film all the more watchable were the acting of Camryn Manheim as Mama Presley and Randy Quaid as The Colonel. In both cases, the actors added so many shades to their characters and, despite the stories we Elvis die-hard fans know inside out, the script was put together in a way that made it all unfold as though we were there. And after not quite lookalike actors like Don Johnson with a voice that sounded more like one of David Seville's Chipmunks than Elvis, and Dale Midkiff who lacked the charisma with his slight resemblance to the man in the miniseries "Elvis And Me") this time, we had a guy we could believe was the real thing. And then there was the guy from the TV show who also played Elvis Michael St. Gerard who had such an uncanny resemblance to Elvis though with nothing close to the voice (except for the time he briefly played Elvis in "Great Balls Of Fire" and for one scene tells Dennis Quaid's Jerry Lee Lewis "Take it! Take it awwlll!") he was okay in the acting department but only okay. This guy Jonathon Rhys-Meyers has some serious acting chops. I loved his work in this one and will keep an eye out for him in the future. (And isn't it ironic how both Quaids have gotten to be connected somehow to the Elvis legend?)

So to all the Elvis haters and those who tore this film down, you don't have a clue. This was a great movie and for TV was a bloody masterpiece.

I can't wait until this sucker is on DVD or video and I can buy a copy for my personal collection. Thank you CBS for this great present.


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