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Finding Graceland (1998)

PG-13 | | Biography, Drama | 28 July 1999 (France)
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An eccentric drifter claiming to be Elvis Presley hitches a ride with a young man and they find themselves on an adventurous road trip to Memphis.

Director:

David Winkler

Writers:

Jason Horwitch (story), David Winkler (story) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Harvey Keitel ... Elvis
Johnathon Schaech ... Byron Gruman
Bridget Fonda ... Ashley
Gretchen Mol ... Beatrice Gruman
John Aylward ... Sheriff Haynes
Susan Traylor ... Maggie
Tammy Isbell ... Heather
Peggy Gormley ... Fran
Trae Thomas Trae Thomas ... Mechanic
David Stewart David Stewart ... Purvis
Ken Schatz ... Hotel Clerk
Gene Kirkwood Gene Kirkwood ... Gene
George Klein George Klein ... Crapshooter
Joe Stronski Joe Stronski ... Pit Boss
Peter DeMaio Peter DeMaio ... Bogie Impersonator
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Storyline

The King of Rock-n-Roll lives! On his way across New Mexico, Byron Gruman picks up a hitch-hiking impersonator who says he's Elvis Presley really. Skeptical and trying to shake the memory of his wife's death, Byron just wants to drop Elvis off at his Memphis destination. Instead, he finds himself won over by this King, much like everyone they meet including a sexy Marilyn Monroe look-alike. Featuring a scene that was shot inside the Graceland Mansion thanks to Priscilla Presley's involvement as executive producer. With Harvey Keitel, Bridget Fonda, Johnathon Schaech. Written by Anonymous

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Taglines:

The most unforgettable people are the ones who never let reality get in the way. See more »

Genres:

Biography | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for a sexual situation | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

28 July 1999 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

The Road to Graceland See more »

Filming Locations:

Hollywood, Mississippi, USA See more »

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Budget:

$10,000,000 (estimated)
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Technical Specs

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Bridget Fonda sings "You'd be surprised" in character as Marilyn Monroe. See more »

Goofs

The closing scenes are supposedly set during the candlelight vigil that takes place each year at Graceland on the anniversary of Elvis Presley's death in August, which is a very hot month in Memphis, TN. However, in the closeup shots of Schaech and Fonda, the actors' breath is clearly visible. This is because the shoot actually took place in early spring, during unusually cold weather for Memphis. See more »

Quotes

Byron Gruman: God, if I'd been driving, she's...
Elvis: She might be alive? Or you might be dead. Maybe both of you would have perished.
Byron Gruman: How could something so perfect be taken away from me?
Elvis: I've searched a lifetime for an answer to that question. All I know is, you have to forgive yourself, your woman, god... and have faith that the next love you'll have won't cause you so much pain.
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Alternate Versions

There are two deleted scenes on the DVD:
  • Elvis (Keitel) helps Byron (Schaech) fix his overheated car
  • After entering his house and Graceland, Elvis looks at "his" gravesite
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Connections

Featured in Elvis Found Alive (2012) See more »

Soundtracks

It's Raining
Written by Allen Toussaint
Performed by Irma Thomas
Courtesy of EMI Music Publishing and EMI Records
Under license from EMI Capitol Music Special Markets
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Excellent Movie
13 May 2004 | by sarahandelvis77See all my reviews

This movie was one of the best movies i have ever seen! When I first rented the movie I thought it was going to be slow and have no plot at all, but as it turns out I realized that this movie was much more than critics said it was. The plot was excellent, the characters were great, especially Harvey Kietel he did a wonderful job playing the King of Rock n' Roll. I recommend this movie to anyone who likes Elvis, or who dislikes Elvis because this movie will most possibly change your mind! The movie also has a lot of values everyone needs to know in life. Not only is this movie about Elvis it is also about the famous Marilyn Monroe. This is one SPECTACULAR movie and I recommend everyone go see it now!!!


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