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Biographical movie about the famous rock singer Elvis Presley.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Elvis Presley
... Gladys Presley
... Vernon Presley
Robert Gray ... Red West
... Priscilla Presley
... Colonel Tom Parker
... Bonnie
... D J Fontana
... Scotty Moore
... Sam Phillips
... Jim Denny
... Sonny West
... Bill Black
Randy Gray ... Elvis as a boy
... Ed Sullivan
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Biographical movie about the famous rock singer Elvis Presley.

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The King Lives On!

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Biography | Drama | Music

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11 February 1979 (USA)  »

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$2,100,000 (estimated)
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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 »

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Referenced in Jiminy Glick in Lalawood (2004) See more »

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Biographical look at one the world's most beloved entertainers.
22 April 2000 | by See 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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