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Biographical movie about the famous rock singer Elvis Presley.

Director:

John Carpenter
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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

Certificate:

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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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Did You Know?

Trivia

Reportedly, Priscilla Presley was paid $50,000. to check the script for accuracy. 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 »

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Referenced in Tales from the Mist: Inside 'The Fog' (2002) See more »

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Biographical look at one the world's most beloved entertainers.
22 April 2000 | by michaelRokeefeSee all my reviews

This is a well done biography of Elvis Presley. Director John Carpenter put an enigmatic puzzle of a life together for a brilliant presentation. Kurt Russell did the best job of his career in recreating the essence of Elvis. Uncanny resemblance and mannerisms made this film so interesting to watch. Elvis fan or not, this movie is a piece of pop art. We get a glimpse of what made Elvis mean so many different things to so many different people.

Russell's father, Bing, plays Vernon Presley. Shelley Winters plays Elvis' mom. Season Hubley portrays Priscilla Presley and Pat Hingle is cast as Col. Tom Parker.

Ronnie McDowell provides the singing voice of "The King".


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