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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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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Elvis Presley
... Marie Wolfe
... Johnny Wolfe
... Pam Wolfe
Jacque Lynn Colton ... Rosie Pantangellio
... Steve Ayres
... Irene
Tudor Sherrard ... Paul Quinine
Paul J. Harkins ... Brian Gasternick (as Paul Harkins)
Noel Derecki ... Tony Vandelo
... Beth Devereux
T. Graham Brown ... Jerry Schilling
Dennis Letts ... Alan Fortas
Stephen Lee Davis ... George Klein
... 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 »


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PG-13 | See all certifications »
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30 September 1988 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Eläköön Elvis  »

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Box Office

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$13,000,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$5,509,417
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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: When I first met you, I didn't like you at all. I thought you were the most arrogant, selfish, ungrateful little bastard I'd ever met.
[pauses]
Elvis Presley: Then I started to remember how much I was like that at your age.
Johnny Wolfe: Elvis, man. What happened at the talent show - thanks. I know you did that for me.
Elvis Presley: [Frowns] Hell no, kid. I didn't do that for you. I did that for rock and roll.
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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

One-Two-Three
Written and produced by Frank Fitzpatrick & Ken Navarron
Performed by Randy Crenshaw
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See it for some light entertainment
10 July 2003 | by See all my reviews

I just saw this movie. I was surfing on cable and I came across it. At first I thought it would be rubbish but then it caught me. At the end of the movie I found that I was in a much better mood than when I started. It was not the world's best film but I really enjoyed it. It is excellent light entertainment for Elvis fans. My advice is see it.....dont take it too seriously and dont expect too much and you will thoroughly enjoy it. I guarantee you will be singing along. Now, I'm off to listen to some old Elvis songs!


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