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Almost Elvis (2001)

Follow several would-be Kings as they compete for the title of "World's Best Elvis Impersonator."


John Paget




Cast overview, first billed only:
Johnny Thompson Johnny Thompson ... Elvis Impersonator
Quentin Flagg Quentin Flagg ... Elvis Impersonator
Steve Sogura Steve Sogura ... Elvis Impersonator
Robert Washington Robert Washington ... Elvis Impersonator
Doug Church Doug Church ... Elvis Impersonator
Rich Andrews Rich Andrews ... Elvis Impersonator
Irv Cass Irv Cass ... Elvis Impersonator
Gary Flagg Gary Flagg ... Himself - Quentin's father
Magie Flagg Magie Flagg ... Herself - Quentin's mother
Terrell Cass Terrell Cass ... Himself - Irv's father
Vernon Chadwick Vernon Chadwick ... Elvis Impersonator
Butch Polston Butch Polston ... Himself - B&K Enterprises
Nancy Fox Nancy Fox ... Herself - Elvis Entertainment Network
John Stuart John Stuart ... Himself - Legends in Concert
Ronnie Craig Ronnie Craig ... Himself - Images of Elvis emcee


Elvis impersonators now number more than 35,000 worldwide. Almost Elvis investigates this cultural phenomenon with humor and insight. Filmed all over America, it traces the journeys of several hopefuls to the world's largest Elvis impersonator contest and documents their quest to create the perfect illusion of the King of Rock'n'Roll. Written by Blue Suede Films

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4 August 2001 (USA) See more »

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I believe that true Elvis fans will enjoy this movie.
2 February 2006 | by roirideSee all my reviews

I enjoyed this movie very much. But of course, I would. Because I am also an Elvis Tribute Artist. The Elvis Tribute Artist "ETA" phenomena, is all about...Keeping the legend, of the greatest Entertainer alive, for the fans who remember him with passion and dignity. But also, to introduce his style of music and down to Earth lyrics, to the younger generations. Who never experienced his Charisma and Charm. While performing live shows, to sold out audiences. Elvis never took himself seriously, and you could see that in his playfulness, as he teased the members of his band and many fans. The word Impersonator is outdated, and we aren't trying to look like Elvis. That is impossible...unless you torture yourself. With 20 different plastic surgery operations, or just naturally resemble his facial features. Irv Cass, Robert Washington, Doug Church, Quentin Flagg and all of the other ETAs, are extremely devoted and worked very hard. To become professional Artists, who are only singing for the Love of Music...Not for the money! That is simply a bonus if you are deemed great, by the loyal fan base. Contrary to what you see in the audiences, of this movie. Most of the fans of ETAs, are actually very young.

If you enjoyed this movie. I recommend that you try and see the two sequels, that I know of. The Kings Men volume one and two. Produced by Blue Suede Films, as well. Every day, there is a new and very talented ETA, that is trying to win competitions, like the ones featured in this movie, and finally become recognized, for their talent. The two sequels to this movie, feature such great ETAs, as Steve Sogura, Paul Halverstadt and the Legendary Jesse Aron.

I saw my first ETA, when I was just 16 years old, and he performed at our high school auditorium, in 1976. His name was Johnny Harra, and he went on to become, one of the most successful ETA's ever! Every single student, including myself, gave him a standing ovation. Elvis was still alive, too!

The ultimate goal of any Elvis Tribute Artist. Like the ones performing in this movie and the sequels... is to reach out and touch people of all walks of life. Let them know, what it feels like, to have a great entertainer. Raise your spirit and fly your soul, away from all of the worlds troubles. Not just for 90 minutes or so. But for an entire lifetime. Just like Elvis has done, and continues to do. Far beyond his mortal ties to humanity.

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