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Directed by
D. Edward Stanley 
Writing credits
D. Edward Stanley  written by and
Marty Poole  and
G. Dean Daniels 

Produced by
Darren M. Demetre .... line producer
B.J. Dohrmann .... co-producer
Gail Lynn .... executive producer
Marty Poole .... co-producer
D. Edward Stanley .... producer
Scott Vandiver .... producer
Original Music by
Joe Cruz 
Cinematography by
Philip Lee (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Joe Pascual 
Casting by
Dean E. Fronk 
Donald Paul Pemrick 
Production Design by
Amy Lee Wheeler 
Set Decoration by
Jaime Beebe 
Georgia Schwab 
Costume Design by
Sara Jane Slotnick  (as Sarah Jane Slotnick)
Makeup Department
Paula Jane Hamilton .... key makeup artist
Lesley Poling .... key hair stylist
Jerilynn Straitiff .... hair department head
Production Management
Wendy Kutzner .... production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Dana Keating .... second assistant director
Shawn Loh .... second second assistant director
Tom Shell .... first assistant director
Art Department
Jen Fiedler .... set dresser
Sarah Geller .... property master
Seth Goulden .... leadman
McJoel Hamilton .... set dresser
Dan O'Day McClellan .... prop assistant
Jeramey Rund .... set dresser
Meredith Riley Worden .... on-set dresser (as Meredith Riley)
Sound Department
Brian Carter .... foley artist
Theodore Kerhulas .... sound mixer
Eric Snyder .... boom operator
William Tabanou .... sound designer/re-recording mixer
Visual Effects by
Anthony Barcelo .... compositor
Andrew Jewell .... compositor
Joe Pascual .... compositor
Camera and Electrical Department
Patti Arpaia .... still photographer
Thomas Burns .... set lighting technician
Brian Evans .... gaffer
Eric Felland .... lighting technician
Brandon Flohr .... grip
Paul Janossy .... first assistant camera
Kenji Luster .... Steadicam operator
Bob Snowdon .... grip
Daniel Taylor .... second assistant camera
Michael J. Walsh .... best boy electric
Casting Department
Jennifer Lurey .... casting assistant
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Emily Boatwright .... wardrobe production assistant
Michelle Lynette Bush .... costume supervisor
Editorial Department
Jeff Castelluccio .... on-line editor
Andrew Jewell .... assistant editor
Yasu Tsuji .... colorist
Location Management
Jeff Rubinstein .... location manager
Other crew
Sherry Gunderman .... script supervisor
Dixie Jones .... production accountant
Michael Saleman .... production attorney
S. Curtis Smith .... key production assistant
Jeff Wooten .... production coordinator

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Also Known As:
"Riding with Elvis" - USA (alternative title)
"Riding with the King" - USA (alternative title)
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USA:94 min

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Working title for the film was Raised on Rock. Name was from famous Elvis Presley's hit from 1970s.See more »


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Boogie Fights…, 15 July 2010
Author: Paul C. (PACman66) from United States

From head to toe, this is one huge stink-burger of a film. Easily the worst movie about Elvis, and I've seen them all. With the WORST Elvis impersonator I've EVER seen on film. (Peter Dobson makes DON JOHNSON look like Elvis personified! Hell, I think Ron Howard could have done a better "King" ) Dobson looks like Charlie Sheen with a dead skunk sitting on his head, and he sounds more like Sly Stallone when he talks, over Presley. Because of the simple fact that you NEVER hear or see the name "Elvis", and never even hear instrumental muzak versions of ANY Elvis song, (all you hear is just bad/generic blues riffs…) Plus, ALL the names seem to have been changed… Why? The main person who would watch this flick would most likely already be an Elvis fan, and would already know who the "characters " are anyway. This all makes me doubt the whole story… What's B.S and what's real. It's like filming a movie about Watergate, yet calling the president at the time Jonathon Smith. I have an easier time believing Bubba-Hoetep was real, over this… (At least Bruce Campbell DID impersonate Elvis surprisingly well!)

I'm not being "Pollyannaish", I know Elvis was messed up individual, I've read every book I could get my hands on regarding "The King", including David Stanley's book. What's interesting is, Stanley's book was a testimonial on the evils of drugs, and how he became a born again Christian. You wouldn't ever guess that through watching this movie… It's a sea of excess, with only a passing reference to his spirituality at the very end.

It's as if David Stanley saw Boogie Nights, saw what a GREAT film is, regarding sex, drugs & rock & roll, and figured he could do the same type of picture, as there's already a built-in audience. Instead of the Porn world, it's rock and roll. Boogie Nights, which was a TOTAL immersive experience, with perfect acting, realism, fashions and music, I really felt I was in the late 70's watching that film (I'm 43, so I ought to know!) This film, however, is a sad wannabe. Serving Stanley's pocketbook and ego instead of honoring Elvis' memory. Sad and pathetic. The ONE good thing about this garbage dump of a movie? Danielle Keaton. She was really good in this pic... She kept me from giving this film the big goose egg.

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