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Bubba Ho-Tep (2002)

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Elvis Presley and a black "JFK" stay in a nursing home where nothing happens - until a wayward Egyptian mummy comes and sucks out the old people's souls thru their a-holes. The two decide to fight back.

Director:

Don Coscarelli

Writers:

Joe R. Lansdale (short story), Don Coscarelli (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Bruce Campbell ... Elvis Presley / Sebastian Haff
Ossie Davis ... Jack
Ella Joyce ... The Nurse
Heidi Marnhout ... Callie
Bob Ivy ... Bubba Ho-tep
Edith Jefferson Edith Jefferson ... Elderly Woman
Larry Pennell ... Kemosabe
Reggie Bannister ... Rest Home Administrator
Daniel Roebuck ... Hearse Driver
Daniel Schweiger ... Hearse Driver
Harrison Young ... Elvis' Roommate
Linda Flammer Linda Flammer ... Room Nurse
Cean Okada ... Attending Nurse
Solange Morand Solange Morand ... Iron Lung Lady
Karen Placencia Karen Placencia ... Baby
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Storyline

Based on the Bram Stoker Award nominee short story by cult author Joe R. Lansdale, Bubba Ho-tep tells the "true" story of what really did become of Elvis Presley. We find Elvis (Bruce Campbell) as an elderly resident in an East Texas rest home, who switched identities with an Elvis impersonator years before his "death", then missed his chance to switch back. Elvis teams up with Jack (Ossie Davis), a fellow nursing home resident who thinks that he is actually President John F. Kennedy, and the two valiant old codgers sally forth to battle an evil Egyptian entity who has chosen their long-term care facility as his happy hunting grounds. Written by Eric Shovanda

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You know the legends... Now learn the truth. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language, some sexual content and brief violent images | See all certifications »

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Trivia

Bruce Campbell helped promote the movie by bringing it along with him on his book tour for his autobiography, "If Chins Could Kill: Confessions of a B-Movie Actor." See more »

Goofs

There are no mountains (as seen in the Nacogdoches fair scene and Mud Creek) in East Texas. See more »

Quotes

Elvis: Look, man, President Johnson's dead.
JFK: Shit. That ain't gonna stop him.
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Crazy Credits

The usual copyright notice at the end of the credits ends with "...criminal prosecution and the wrath of Bubba Ho-Tep." See more »

Connections

Referenced in Fantastic Four (2005) See more »

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The King
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Original, Funny and Highly Entertaining Comedy-Horror Film
21 May 2018 | by claudio_carvalhoSee all my reviews

In Mud Creek, Texas, at the Shady Rest Convalescence Center, a man called Sebastian Half (Bruce Campbel) claims to be the real Elvis Presley. He has been living in coma at the home for twenty years since he tripped off the stage. Sebastian explains that he switched places with an Elvis impersonator since he was tired of his fame but their contract that could prove his real identity was accidentally burnt to ashes in a barbecue. When his friend Jack (Ossie Davis), who is a black man that claims to be President John Kennedy, shows evidence that an ancient Egyptian mummy is sucking the souls of the residents of the nursing home, the skeptical Sebastian sees evidences that show that his friend is correct. Now the two old men plot how to stop the mummy.

"Bubba Ho-Tep" is an original, funny and highly entertaining comedy-horror film. The storyline is absolutely insane and weird, but it is worthwhile watching. Bruce Campbel is unrecognizable in the role of Elvis Presley, the true or the impersonator. Ossie Davis posing of a dyed John Kennedy is hilarious. The fight with the mummy is amusing. My vote is seven.

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Country:

USA

Language:

English | German

Release Date:

10 October 2003 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Bubba Ho-tep See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$1,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$35,636, 21 September 2003

Gross USA:

$1,239,183

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$1,239,183
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Black and White (newsreel footage)| Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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