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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.

Director:

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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1972. My family needed some help, my town needed a hero, and my band needed a break. So I borrowed Mom's pink Cadillac and I kidnapped Elvis Presley, and our lives were never the same again. See more »


Certificate:

PG-13 | See all certifications »
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Trivia

Tuesday Weld, who plays the mom who's a big fan of Elvis Presley in the movie, was in Wild in the Country (1961) which starred Elvis Presley. 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: Maybe I oughtta go back to the old way of doing things. Really rock 'em again!
Jerry Schilling: [Uneasy] Hell, you can't afford to take a chance like that, E. What about your image?
Elvis Presley: Can't afford it? Man, when I was broke I could afford to do anything I wanted!
[Bitterly, to himself]
Elvis Presley: Now I'm a millionaire. Can't afford to do a damned thing.
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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 »

Connections

Featured in At the Movies: The Worst Films of 1988 (1989) See more »

Soundtracks

Drift Away
Written by Mentor Williams
Performed by Dobie Gray
Produced by Mentor Williams
Courtesy of MCA Records
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A fun rock 'n roll fantasy
28 April 2001 | by Pro JurySee all my reviews

HEARTBREAK HOTEL takes the viewer on a light hearted "what if" fantasy ride to the world of the Elvis of 1972. The makers of this movie were certainly Elvis fans. There is a good amount of detailed inside information about Elvis and the plot respects his musical talents, although there is some poking fun at his personal habits.

HEARTBREAK HOTEL accomplishes exactly what it sets out to do. I hope more rock 'n roll fantasy movies will be made in the future.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

30 September 1988 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Heartbreak Hotel See more »

Filming Locations:

Austin, Texas, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$13,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$2,063,546, 2 October 1988

Gross USA:

$5,509,417

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$5,509,417
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color (Metrocolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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