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Elvis Gratton: Le king des kings (1985)

A Quebecois Elvis impersonator is disillusioned to find a Chinaman participating in an Elvis contest. He later takes his wife on vacation to the island of Santa Banana.

Directors:

Pierre Falardeau (as Elvis Falardeau), Julien Poulin (as Elvis Poulin)

Writers:

Pierre Falardeau (as Elvis Falardeau), Julien Poulin (as Elvis Poulin)
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Cast

Cast overview:
Julien Poulin ... Bob Gratton (as Elvis Poulin)
Denise Mercier Denise Mercier ... Linda Gratton (as Elvis Mercier)
Marie-Claude Dufour Marie-Claude Dufour ... L'auto-stoppeuse (as Elvis Dufour)
Pierre Falardeau ... Le photographe, le preacher, l'homme du canot (as Elvis Falardeau)
Reynald Fortin Reynald Fortin ... Général Augusto Ricochet, Général de la RCMP (as Elvis Fortin)
Florida Girard Florida Girard ... Maîtresse de ceremonies (as Elvis Girard)
Yves Trudel ... Méo (as Beau-frère d'Elvis Beaudoin)
Benoît Paiement Benoît Paiement ... Lucien (as Beau-frère d'Elvis Beaudoin)
Évelyn Regimbald Évelyn Regimbald ... Yvette (as Elvis Régimbald)
Denis Blais Denis Blais ... Le maire Groleau (as Elvis Blais)
Ronald Houle ... Frank (as Elvis Houle)
Richard Barrette Richard Barrette ... L'échevin (as Elvis Barrette)
Jean Bédard Jean Bédard ... L'avaleur de couteau (as Elvis Bédard)
Huguette Smith Huguette Smith ... L'assistante de l'avaleur de couteau (as Elvis Smith)
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A Quebecois Elvis impersonator is disillusioned to find a Chinaman participating in an Elvis contest. He later takes his wife on vacation to the island of Santa Banana. Written by Thomas McWilliams <tgm@netcom.com>

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Comedy | Music

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Country:

Canada

Language:

French | English

Release Date:

8 November 1985 (Canada) See more »

Also Known As:

Elvis Gratton See more »

Filming Locations:

Châteauguay, Québec, Canada See more »

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Budget:

CAD 450,000 (estimated)
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Trivia

'Gratton' is misspelled as 'Graton' on the garage and Christmas signs and the tire and towing trucks. See more »

Quotes

Bob Gratton: Thanks, folks, and God Bless!
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Crazy Credits

Every person's first name in the credits has been replaced by "Elvis", except when the last name is "King", in which case it is left intact. See more »

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Edited from Les vacances d'Elvis Gratton (1983) See more »

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Let's Go On Move
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Cult movie
23 December 1998 | by Carrot-4See all my reviews

First, Elvis Gratton is a comedy, which means you should not to take it seriously. This is the story of a man who's idol is Elvis (baby!) and who enters a contest of Elvis imitations. He wins and the price is a trip to Santa-Banana, a tropical island. The fun thing about this film is that, through funny jokes, we follow the life of a stupid, racist and sexist individual who is happy that Quebec didn't separate from Canada in 1980. This has became a cult movie exactly because Quebec didn't separate. I guess you've got to have some French Canadian roots to understand this movie.

But for these French Canadians who are offended by this movie, who say strangers will think that we are all like that, let me tell you something. It's just like thinking that all Americans are like Jim Carrey in Dumb and Dumber.


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