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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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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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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

The script had to be approved by Priscilla Presley, who enjoyed it so much that she decided to be Executive Producer. See more »

Goofs

Marilyn's lips don't match the singing in her song. 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

Referenced in The Holiday (2006) See more »

Soundtracks

Wayward Soul
Written by Mark Cawley and Brenda Russell
Performed by Joe Cocker
Courtesy of EMI Electrola, MCA Music Publishing and Longitude Music
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Remember the King!
18 September 1999 | by RenaldiSee all my reviews

This flick offers Elvis and Marilyn Monroe. What more could you ask for? The actors are good and it's worth a look just to see Harvey Keitel do his Elvis, even though he doesn't resemble the King in the least.

Sometimes it gets a little slow, but the simple plot is not predictable so there are a few surprises to keep you interested. And anyone who can't figure out if Keitel's character really is Elvis needs to watch it again.


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