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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

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

John Carpenter: Near the beginning of the film, when Elvis's entourage is walking through the casino, the camera pans across to the right to a long-haired man with a mustache smoking and standing behind someone at the blackjack table. See more »

Goofs

The movie depicts Elvis and Priscilla already estranged (and possibly separated) by the time he returned to live performances in July 1969. Although they might have started to grow apart by then, they in fact would not separate until 3 years later. Several photographs dated 1969-1970 do exist showing Elvis and Priscilla in Vegas. See more »

Alternate Versions

European theatrical cut ran for 120 minutes. See more »

Connections

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

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User Reviews

The one & only king of impersonation of Elvises!!!
12 September 2002 | by skmaganSee all my reviews

This is a great movie, too bad it's not on VHS or DVD. Russell does the best impersonation of Elvis Presley I ever saw & I saw them all. :) This movie doesn't go into the last years of his life, but we don't really want to remember Elvis all bloated, we want to remember him like this movie portrayed him as.


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