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)
Jeffrey Dodson ...
 Reporter (barber shop) (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

The glue and makeup on Elvis' sideburns is clearly visible during close-ups When he discusses being drafted with his parents and Col. Tom. See more »

Quotes

'Colonel' Tom Parker: [to Elvis] You're starting to look like a kettle of crap, son.
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Connections

References Follow That Dream (1962) See more »

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Love Me Tender
Written by Ken Darby, Vera Matson, Elvis Presley
Performed by Elvis Presley
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Great job but somewhat depressing
17 May 2005 | by See all my reviews

Jonathan Rhys-Meyers did as good a job as I've ever seen portraying the King of Rock and Roll. Although Elvis cursed more than he ever has in any version of his life I've seen, and he was often abusive to those he was close to, he was an appealing character overall, especially at the beginning of his career. And he really cared about his fans.

Something I wasn't aware of: Elvis cared about the quality of his movies as much as he cared about good music, but he didn't have as much control over his acting as his singing.

I can't recall Elvis' relationship to his mother being shown in such detail. Camryn Manheim did an outstanding job, and I noticed in the documentary airing later in the week on CBS how much the real Gladys Presley resembled Manheim.

Randy Quaid also impressed as Colonel Parker. He was very convincing as an aging man, and he was shown as quite a schemer, but he was not overdone.

There were many other good acting performances. Tim Guinee as Sam Phillips should be mentioned, and Rose McGowan made a sultry Ann-Margret. And I have to mention the black woman at the Cadillac dealership. A brief performance, but very effective.

Like Parker, I'm more of a Lawrence Welk man, but Elvis is something special. And the musical performances were great.

The first part was the most enjoyable, when Elvis was just a young kid getting his career started, when the talent came through and was not overshadowed by fame.

Overall, it was a worthy effort.


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