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Biographical movie about the famous rock singer Elvis Presley.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Kurt Russell ... Elvis Presley
Shelley Winters ... Gladys Presley
Bing Russell ... Vernon Presley
Robert Gray Robert Gray ... Red West
Season Hubley ... Priscilla Presley
Pat Hingle ... Colonel Tom Parker
Melody Anderson ... Bonnie
Ed Begley Jr. ... D J Fontana
James Canning ... Scotty Moore
Charles Cyphers ... Sam Phillips
Peter Hobbs ... Jim Denny
Les Lannom ... Sonny West
Elliott Street ... Bill Black
Randy Gray Randy Gray ... Elvis as a boy
Will Jordan ... Ed Sullivan
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Biographical movie about the famous rock singer Elvis Presley.

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Taglines:

The King Lives On!

Genres:

Biography | Drama | Music

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

11 February 1979 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Elvis the Movie See more »

Filming Locations:

USA

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Box Office

Budget:

$2,100,000 (estimated)
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Dick Clark Productions See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (1988 video release) | (theatrical) | (BluRay)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Kurt Russell was nominated for an Emmy Award for his performance. See more »

Goofs

Natalie Wood's wrists are bare in the late-night arcade scene. When Wood was 9 she injured her left wrist and had a bone protrusion, after that she never appeared in public or in film without a bracelet on or having her wrist covered in some way. See more »

Alternate Versions

European theatrical cut ran for 120 minutes. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Return to 'Escape from New York' (2003) See more »

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User Reviews

I feel like half a man
15 June 2011 | by dbdumonteilSee all my reviews

"Elvis" is an absorbing biopic,mostly thanks to Kurt Russel's terrific portrayal and a well-chosen music sometimes anachronistic ("until it's time for you to go" which can be heard during Elvis AND Priscilla's romance was actually recorded in 1972) Shelley Winters is the prefect choice for Elvis' s mom ;Elvis is not shown as an uneducated moron ,but as a smart young man of taste -he hates the movies he makes:some may remember he was considered for the part of Tony in "west side story".His readings show a personality preoccupied with spiritual longings.

A biopic to be recommended,but nothing is told about Elvis' reaction to the changing music world of the sixties .

Elvis is often,on the other hand,haunted by gloomy thoughts about his late twin brother.


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