The story of Jerry Lee Lewis, arguably the greatest and certainly one of the wildest musicians of the 1950s. His arrogance, remarkable talent, and unconventional lifestyle often brought him into conflict with others in the industry, and even earned him the scorn and condemnation of the public. In 1956, Louisiana bad boy Jerry Lee Lewis moves to Memphis, determined to dethrone Elvis Presley with his ferocious, God-given talent. When Jerry Lee bangs out the chorus with his feet, huge fans howl out for more. When he finishes his performance by setting his piano ablaze, they mob the stage. But when he marries his 13-year-old cousin Myra Gale Brown...the scandal nearly destroys the Killer's career.
Murray Chapman <email@example.com>
The true story of a legend.
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Did You Know?
, head of Orion Pictures, and former agent of Terrence Malick
, had hired Malick to write the script. Malick's script was turned down for being "too dark", since it focused more on the tragic aspects of Jerry Lee Lewis' life than what was wanted. See more
There is a shot of the plane Jerry is flying in from England to the US. It clearly shows a TWA logo, yet when the shot jumps to Jerry coming off the plane, the plane changes from white to silver and from TWA to American airlines. However, the plane he flew across the ocean (London to New York) would not be the plane on which he landed in Nashville; there were no direct London-Nashville flights in the 1950s. See more
Myra Gale Brown
I don't know how to be a wife. I'm only 13.
Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On
Written by Curly Williams
(as David Williams) and Sunny David
Performed by Jerry Lee Lewis See more