A chronicle of the life of Elvis Presley (Rhys Meyers), from his humble beginnings to his rise to international stardom.
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 Priscilla Presley (2 episodes, 2005)
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 Steve Binder (2 episodes, 2005)
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 Vernon Presley (2 episodes, 2005)
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 Gladys Presley (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)
Jennifer Rae Westley ...
 Dixie Locke (2 episodes, 2005)
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 Red West (2 episodes, 2005)
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 Gene Smith (2 episodes, 2005)
Eric William Pierson ...
 D.J. Fontana (2 episodes, 2005)
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 Marion Keisker (2 episodes, 2005)
Marion Zinser ...
 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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 Lamar Fike (2 episodes, 2005)
Bart Hansard ...
 Steve Sholes (2 episodes, 2005)
Michael P. Cahill ...
 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)
Carmen Amanda Mapes ...
 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)
Bryan Lee McGlothin ...
 Judge Sam Friedman (2 episodes, 2005)
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 Horace Logan (2 episodes, 2005)
Cassie Billedeau ...
 Cutest Girl (2 episodes, 2005)
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 Mrs. Hughes (2 episodes, 2005)
Julian Kulick ...
 Overton Announcer (2 episodes, 2005)
Earl Maddox ...
 Preacher (2 episodes, 2005)
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 Southern Politician (2 episodes, 2005)
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 Tough Kid #1 (2 episodes, 2005)
Travis Resor ...
 Tough Kid #2 (2 episodes, 2005)
Lisette Vitter ...
 Teen Fan #1 (2 episodes, 2005)
Ashley Woody ...
 Teen Fan #2 (2 episodes, 2005)
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 Wynonie Harris (2 episodes, 2005)
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 Actress (2 episodes, 2005)
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 Disc Jockey (2 episodes, 2005)
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 Pvt. Joe Esposito (2 episodes, 2005)
Ryan Rilette ...
 Charlie Hodges (2 episodes, 2005)
Nicholas Paoletti ...
 Airman Currie Grant (2 episodes, 2005)
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 Captain Beaulieu (2 episodes, 2005)
Caroline McKinley ...
 Mrs. Beaulieu (2 episodes, 2005)
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 Newsreel Reporter (2 episodes, 2005)
Manny Chevrolet ...
 News Man #1 (2 episodes, 2005)
James Steven Sadwith ...
 News Man #2 (2 episodes, 2005)
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 Assistant Director (2 episodes, 2005)
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 Choreographer (2 episodes, 2005)
Peter Gabb ...
 Motorcycle Director (2 episodes, 2005)
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 Pretty thing (2 episodes, 2005)
Lane Fournerat ...
 Elvis Fan (2 episodes, 2005)
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 Sam Phillips (2 episodes, 2005)
Bria Hobgood ...
 Party Girl (2 episodes, 2005)
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 Ann-Margret (2 episodes, 2005)
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 'Colonel' Tom Parker (2 episodes, 2005)
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 Elvis Presley (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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Elvis - A kezdet kezdete  »

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Trivia

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

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

Vernon Presley: Elvis?
Elvis Presley: What? And why are you lookin' at me like that? Do I have a zit or something?
Vernon Presley: It's the pills, E. I'm worried about your health. I just wanna help.
Elvis Presley: [shouting] I don't need no advice from the likes of you! You work for me, that's all.
Vernon Presley: I'm your daddy!
Elvis Presley: And I'm of age, old man! I don't need a daddy any more!
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Connections

References King Creole (1958) See more »

Soundtracks

Love Me Tender
Written by Ken Darby, Vera Matson, Elvis Presley
Performed by Elvis Presley
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It will knock your blue suede shoes off!
8 May 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

A true Elvis fan will appreciate the solid and outstanding effort by Jonathan Rhys Meyers. He was a natural choice for this project. Aside from the strong resemblance, he also found a way to speak and move like him. He doesn't over-do the accent or the moves. The supporting cast deserves a lot of credit as well, especially Camryn's portrayal of Gladys Presley. The story is very well written and flows nicely. Most fans will enjoy learning more details about the events in his life. The music is exciting too. You will hear the original master recordings as Jonathan performs and he stays true to the tone of the song. Without a doubt this mini-series will keep you captivated.


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