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Eddie Presley (1992)

Unrated | | Comedy, Drama | March 1992 (USA)
An Elvis impersonator with a wounded psyche, unflinching in his quest to keep the King's spirit alive bets it all on one night of glory, a headlining spot at dingy Tinseltown dive.

Director:

Jeff Burr

Writer:

Duane Whitaker
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Duane Whitaker ... Eddie Presley
Robert Lowden Robert Lowden ... Spray Painter
Rick Askew ... Homeless Man
Enrique Angel Torres Enrique Angel Torres ... Homeless Man in Stairway
Patric Zimmerman ... Cook (as Pat Zimmerman)
Clu Gulager ... Sid
Melissa Cooper Melissa Cooper ... Aspiring Actress #1
Stacie Randall ... Tyranny (as Stacie Bourgeois)
Julie Rhodes Julie Rhodes ... Foxey (as Julie Rhode-Browne)
Lee Zimmerman Lee Zimmerman ... Street Puppeteer
Will Huston Will Huston ... Ace (as William Leon Edwards)
Ian Ogilvy ... Captain Starch
Rusty Cundieff ... Guard
Gilberto Rodriquez Gilberto Rodriquez ... Guard (as Gilbert Rodriguez)
Joel Weiss ... Guard
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An Elvis impersonator with a wounded psyche, unflinching in his quest to keep the King's spirit alive bets it all on one night of glory, a headlining spot at dingy Tinseltown dive.

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Taglines:

"Deep down we all want to be The King."

Genres:

Comedy | Drama

Certificate:

Unrated
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Referenced in Together & Alone (1998) See more »

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Sad and involving
4 August 2004 | by hoodcsaSee all my reviews

Usually the presence of an Elvis impersonator guarantees a movie is a piece of crap. "Eddie Presley" is an exception. There are plenty of rough edges, but the fine moments more than make up for

them. Duane Whitaker is good as Eddie, the broken down, would-be faux king of rock

and roll. Whitaker wrote the play the film is based on and it's obviously a very personal project. His Eddie is memorable. Director Jeff Burr delivers a fine looking movie and as is his usual strength, gets some fine performances out of the supporting cast. The underrated Glu Gulager, Roscoe Lee Brown and Daniel Roebuck are exceptional. "Eddie Presley" has some very funny moments, but the humor is like a lifeboat tossed on a sea of despair and desperation. An independent film with an independent spirit and a big heart.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

March 1992 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

Burbank, California, USA See more »

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Color
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