2 wins & 1 nomination.
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Jennifer Jason Leigh,
Harry Bromley Davenport
A drama set in the American South, where a precocious, troubled girl finds a safe haven in the music and movement of Elvis Presley.
Gotta always somehow make good outta what can poison you.
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Motion Picture Rating
Rated R for a disturbing sexual assault of a young girl, and brief sexuality
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22 January 2007 (USA)
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Opening Weekend USA: $13,744,
21 September 2008, Limited Release
Gross USA: $128,092, 7 December 2008
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Aspect Ratio: 1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?
Elvis Presley's appearance singing "Houndog" on the Milton Berle Show took place on June 5, 1956. Several of the vehicles used in the movie were newer than this. The pink Desoto (or Dodge) was probably a 1956, but it's not likely that a rural Alabama woman would be driving a new car. The tow truck used to tow the Desoto was a 1957 at the oldest, and it was quite beat up. The red Pontiac at the Elvis concert was a 1959. See more
I can't shake no more.
You don't have to shake. If you stand still, you can reach deeper into the sound.
I can't sing.
It's hidin' in the dark, Lewellen. Stand still and reach down deep.
You ain't nothin' but a hound dog, cryin' all the time. You ain't never caught a rabbit, and you ain't no friend of mine.
The film has a 2008 copyright date in the credits, despite first being shown in early 2007. See more
I've Searched the Whole World Over
Written by Phyllis Otis (as Phillis Otis)
Performed by Big Mama Thornton
Courtesy of Geffen Records
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises See more