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Heartbreak Hotel (1988)

When a teen tries to set up a band at his school, his mother who was a big fan of Elvis Presley gets in a wreck he and his band members decides to kidnap Elvis and have him hooked up with his mother.

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Chris Columbus

Writer:

Chris Columbus
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
David Keith ... Elvis Presley
Tuesday Weld ... Marie Wolfe
Charlie Schlatter ... Johnny Wolfe
Angela Goethals ... Pam Wolfe
Jacque Lynn Colton Jacque Lynn Colton ... Rosie Pantangellio
Chris Mulkey ... Steve Ayres
Karen Landry ... Irene
Tudor Sherrard Tudor Sherrard ... Paul Quinine
Paul J. Harkins Paul J. Harkins ... Brian Gasternick (as Paul Harkins)
Noel Derecki Noel Derecki ... Tony Vandelo
Dana Barron ... Beth Devereux
T. Graham Brown T. Graham Brown ... Jerry Schilling
Dennis Letts ... Alan Fortas
Stephen Lee Davis Stephen Lee Davis ... George Klein
Blue Deckert ... Jones
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Storyline

Johnny, a 17 year old boy, succeeds in kidnapping Elvis Presley and thus convinces him to meet her mother who is a fan of his and has to stand difficult times at that moment. Written by Volker Boehm

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A rock and roll fantasy. See more »


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PG-13 | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

30 September 1988 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Eläköön Elvis See more »

Filming Locations:

Austin, Texas, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$13,000,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$5,509,417
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color (Metrocolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The name of the hotel is "Flaming Star," which is also the name of Elvis Presley's 6th movie. See more »

Goofs

The beginning of the film says it is a fable about Elvis Presley. A fable is sometimes, but not necessarily, a story that features animals or inanimate objects that behave like humans. See more »

Quotes

Elvis Presley: Son, you're talking to Elvis Presley! Do I look like a dating service?
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Crazy Credits

Disclaimer at the end of the movie that "This was a work of fiction and not a depiction of events that occurred during Elvis Presley's lifetime. " See more »


Soundtracks

Power Of My Love
Written by Bernie Baum, Bill Giant & Florence Kaye
Performed by Elvis Presley
Courtesy of RCA Records
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Great!
27 May 2001 | by sarah121323See all my reviews

I think HEARTBREAK HOTEL was a great movie. Maybe David Keith doesn't look much like the real Elvis Presley but he is a pretty good Elvis imitator. Ronnie McDowell sang most of the Elvis song. Besides a few which Elvis Presley sang. They have a song by Dobie Gray in it too. David Keith, Tuesday Weld, and Charlie Schlatter work great together. Heartbreak Hotel is about a single mother of 2 named Marie who is very depressed (Tuesday Weld). So her 17 year old son Johnny (Charlie Schlatter) kidnaps Elvis Presley for her. By dressing the locale pizza place owner Rosie as Gladys Presley. Elvis (David Keith) and "Johnny" get off to a bad start. You would to with the guy who just kidnapped you. But at the end they're great friends.


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