A chronicle of the life of Elvis Presley, from his humble beginnings to his rise to international stardom.
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Series cast summary:
Jonathan Rhys Meyers ...  Elvis Presley 2 episodes, 2005
Rose McGowan ...  Ann-Margret 2 episodes, 2005
Randy Quaid ...  'Colonel' Tom Parker 2 episodes, 2005
Tim Guinee ...  Sam Phillips 2 episodes, 2005
Antonia Bernath ...  Priscilla Presley 2 episodes, 2005
Jack Noseworthy ...  Steve Binder 2 episodes, 2005
Robert Patrick ...  Vernon Presley 2 episodes, 2005
Camryn Manheim ...  Gladys Presley 2 episodes, 2005
Clay Steakley ...  Bill Black 2 episodes, 2005
Mark Adam ...  Scotty Moore 2 episodes, 2005
Robert C. Treveiler ...  Larry Geller 2 episodes, 2005
Jennifer Rae Westley Jennifer Rae Westley ...  Dixie Locke 2 episodes, 2005
John Boyd West ...  Red West 2 episodes, 2005
Randy McDowell ...  Gene Smith 2 episodes, 2005
Eric William Pierson Eric William Pierson ...  D.J. Fontana 2 episodes, 2005
Jill Jane Clements ...  Marion Keisker 2 episodes, 2005
Marion Zinser Marion Zinser ...  Grandma Minnie 2 episodes, 2005
Dan Triandiflou ...  George Klein 2 episodes, 2005
Tom Humbarger ...  Junior Smith 2 episodes, 2005
Joseph B. Smith ...  Lamar Fike 2 episodes, 2005
Bart Hansard ...  Steve Sholes 2 episodes, 2005
Michael P. Cahill Michael P. Cahill ...  Barry Shultz 2 episodes, 2005
Douglas M. Griffin ...  Chet Atkins 2 episodes, 2005
Tony Bentley ...  Hal Wallis 2 episodes, 2005
Hunt Scarritt Hunt Scarritt ...  Eddie Bond 2 episodes, 2005
Carmen Amanda Mapes Carmen Amanda Mapes ...  Gas Station Girl #1 2 episodes, 2005
Laura-Shay Griffin Laura-Shay Griffin ...  Gas Station Girl #2 2 episodes, 2005
Dane Rhodes ...  Edd Hopper 2 episodes, 2005
Danny Nelson Danny Nelson ...  Judge Marion Gooding 2 episodes, 2005
Bryan Lee McGlothin ...  Judge Sam Friedman 2 episodes, 2005
Ritchie Montgomery ...  Horace Logan 2 episodes, 2005
Cassie Billedeau Cassie Billedeau ...  Cutest Girl 2 episodes, 2005
Eugenie Bondurant ...  Mrs. Hughes 2 episodes, 2005
Julian Kulick Julian Kulick ...  Overton Announcer 2 episodes, 2005
Earl Maddox Earl Maddox ...  Preacher 2 episodes, 2005
Stephen Rue ...  Southern Politician 2 episodes, 2005
Ben Shelton ...  Tough Kid #1 2 episodes, 2005
Travis Resor Travis Resor ...  Tough Kid #2 2 episodes, 2005
Lisette Vitter Lisette Vitter ...  Teen Fan #1 2 episodes, 2005
Ashley Woody Ashley Woody ...  Teen Fan #2 2 episodes, 2005
Marcus Lyle Brown ...  Wynonie Harris 2 episodes, 2005
Azure Parsons ...  Actress 2 episodes, 2005
John McConnell ...  Disc Jockey 2 episodes, 2005
Ian Leson ...  Pvt. Joe Esposito 2 episodes, 2005
Ryan Rilette Ryan Rilette ...  Charlie Hodges 2 episodes, 2005
Nicholas Paoletti Nicholas Paoletti ...  Airman Currie Grant 2 episodes, 2005
Stuart Greer ...  Captain Beaulieu 2 episodes, 2005
Caroline McKinley Caroline McKinley ...  Mrs. Beaulieu 2 episodes, 2005
Bill Martin Williams ...  Newsreel Reporter 2 episodes, 2005
Manny Chevrolet Manny Chevrolet ...  News Man #1 2 episodes, 2005
James Steven Sadwith James Steven Sadwith ...  News Man #2 2 episodes, 2005
Leon Contavesprie ...  Assistant Director 2 episodes, 2005
Ben Lokey ...  Choreographer 2 episodes, 2005
Peter Gabb Peter Gabb ...  Motorcycle Director 2 episodes, 2005
Anne Ewen ...  Pretty thing 2 episodes, 2005
Jeffrey Dodson Jeffrey Dodson ...  Reporter (barber shop) 2 episodes, 2005
Lane Fournerat Lane Fournerat ...  Elvis Fan 2 episodes, 2005
Bria Hobgood Bria Hobgood ...  Party Girl 2 episodes, 2005
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A chronicle of the life of Elvis Presley, from his humble beginnings to his rise to international stardom.

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Biography | Drama | Music

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Trivia

More than 300 Elvis fans auditioned for the role of Elvis Presley. They were all turned away and Rhys Myers was hired, even though he wasn't one of the 300 lining up to audition. See more »

Goofs

When Elvis and girlfriend Dixie are leaving the Assembly of God Church (mid-1950s), they walk down the street, and a satellite dish is clearly visible on the house across the street. See more »

Quotes

'Colonel' Tom Parker: Let's face it, son. The records aren't doing what they used to and the movie aren't doing much better.
Elvis Presley: That's probably because of all this material you keep shovin' down my throat, Colonel. Hell, you can't polish a turd.
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Connections

Featured in Revealed: Robert Patrick (2013) See more »

Soundtracks

All Shook Up
Written by Otis Blackwell, Elvis Presley
Performed by Elvis Presley
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If I can dream...
4 July 2007 | by dbdumonteilSee all my reviews

...why...??? well you know Elvis's magnificent song (my favorite of his) which superbly closes the film.Instead of showing Elvis' years of decrepitude,the film avoids the major pitfall of the biopics:dwelling on the sordid side of life.

Not that this "Elvis" passes over in silence the warts 'n all side .Colonel Parker provides the movie with a true villain;he made Elvis but he destroyed him.Take Elvis's movies career :the singer did know what was good (Siegel's "Flaming Star" ) and bad (90% of the rest). He wanted the part of Tony in "West Side Story" and I'm sure he would have been quite good ,at least he could sing ,whilst Richard Beymer could not .

The first part is the rise to fame till Elvis's drafted :Camryn Mannheim,an actress I did not know reminds me of Kathy Bates ,as Gladys Presley -Like John Lennon,Elvis's mother's death was probably the worst thing that happened to him- shines ,and along with Jonathan Rhys Meyers ,who gives an exciting performance and Robert Patrick ,the father at the beck and call of Parker ,they form a credible Presley family. Sam Philips represents music for the art's sake whereas Parker is only in it for the money.

Rhys Meyers carries the second part almost singlehandedly.Priscilla,his femme-infant,Ann Margret ,the duds ,the British invasions (Beatles and Stones ,singers Elvis hated ,though he covered the former group's "Something" ),and the longing for something else (He was always reading strange books)which the finale" If I can dream" perfectly captures.

Parker's character is probably caricatured ,but it does not spoil the interest."Elvis" is a made-for-TV biopic to recommend.


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Official Sites:

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Release Date:

8 May 2005 (USA) See more »

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1.33 : 1
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