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Hounddog (2007)

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A drama set in the American South, where a precocious, troubled girl finds a safe haven in the music and movement of Elvis Presley.

Director:

Deborah Kampmeier
2 wins & 1 nomination. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Dakota Fanning ... Lewellen
Granoldo Frazier Granoldo Frazier ... Band Member D (as Grenaldo Frazier)
Isabelle Fuhrman ... Grasshopper
Cody Hanford ... Buddy
Piper Laurie ... Grammie
Charlie Lucas Charlie Lucas ... Band Member A
Herman McCloud Herman McCloud ... Band Member B
Chandler McIntyre Chandler McIntyre ... Buddy's Mother
David Morse ... Daddy
Robin Mullins Robin Mullins ... Marge
Afemo Omilami ... Charles
Tom Oppenheim Tom Oppenheim ... Mechanic
Tim Parati ... Bartender
Blake Rayne ... Elvis (as Ryan Pelton)
Robin Wright ... Stranger Lady (as Robin Wright Penn)
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A drama set in the American South, where a precocious, troubled girl finds a safe haven in the music and movement of Elvis Presley.

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

Gotta always somehow make good outta what can poison you. See more »

Genres:

Drama | Music

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for a disturbing sexual assault of a young girl, and brief sexuality | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

22 January 2007 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Hounddog See more »

Filming Locations:

North Carolina, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$3,750,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$13,744, 21 September 2008, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$128,092, 7 December 2008
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby SR (Dolby 5.1)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Deborah Kampmeier wrote the script in 1996. See more »

Goofs

The 45 rpm record that Lewellen's father gave her in the truck (supposedly by Elvis on RCA) is apparently a reissue of an original which did not exist at the time. See more »

Quotes

Lewellen: Where's Vernon?
Wooden's Boy: He's gone.
Lewellen: But I heard they weren't movin' till next week.
Wooden's Boy: Naw.
Lewellen: You the Wooden's Boy?
Wooden's Boy: Yeah, how'd you know?
Lewellen: Vernon told me your face was... I mean, I don't know. Vernon told me you me you was takin' over.
Wooden's Boy: Where are the empties?
Lewellen: By the screen door. You know Elvis is comin' to town. I'm gonna sing for him.
Lewellen: [singing] Well, they said you was high class. Well, that was just a lie. You ain't never caught a rabbit and you ain't no friend of mine. You ain't nothin' but a hounddog, cryin'...
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Night Mare
Written by Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller
Performed by Afemo Omilami, Charlie Lucas, Herman McCloud, Charles Smalls and Granoldo Frazier (as Grenaldo Frazier)
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If you love Dakota Fanning then it is worthwhile
9 June 2011 | by jeffreyjetsSee all my reviews

The voter of 7 was mostly for Dakota and her excellent acting. The story was admittedly slow and plot fairly thin, but then it is a Chick Flick, which is all about emotions and relationships, so pace and plot is somewhat irrelevant. The acting was superb all the way around. I saw it based on Dakota being in it. Everyone else's acting was very good from David Morse, Piper Laurie and the Snake Guy. A better Southern Goth tale is Winter's Bone, but like my summary says "If you love Dakota Fanning then it is worthwhile." FYI - I did not hear about all the "controversy" about Dakota's character getting raped. It didn't influence me one way or the other. I have known that this has happened and showing it in context is not inflammatory, although if you were a victim and it still greatly messes with your mind, I don't think seeing it would help.


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