Two young, damaged lovers head to Los Angeles to kill the King of Rock n Roll in the summer of 1974.

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Eddie O'Keefe
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Emily Browning ... Karen Bird
Luke Grimes ... Jack Blueblood
Avan Jogia ... Teijo
Ron Livingston ... Elvis
John Carroll Lynch ... Colonel
Tatanka Means ... Officer Gingrass
Paul Rae ... Randyll
Alan Tudyk ... Dr. Sanborn
Alyvia Alyn Lind ... Lisa Marie
Atticus Todd ... Jack's Father
Kate Butler ... Karen's Mother
John Livingston John Livingston ... Karen's Father
Ashley Greene ... Priscilla
Joe Nieves ... Security Guard #1
Trevante Rhodes ... Security Guard #2
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Two young, damaged lovers head to Los Angeles to kill the King of Rock n Roll in the summer of 1974.

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Taglines:

Meet Jack Blueblood and Karen Bird. Lovers. Dreamers. Serial Killers. See more »

Genres:

Action | Crime | Drama | Romance

Certificate:

TV-14 | See all certifications »

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Trivia

Ron Livingston sang "How Great Thou Art" as Elvis and Emily Browning sang "I Don't Want to Die" See more »

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In the police chase after he kills his father, you can see the camera crews truck deck during one of the shots. See more »

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Watchable but could have been better
26 November 2016 | by Seth_Rogue_OneSee all my reviews

It had a lot of potential but it doesn't quite deliver the goods.

The feeling of the film is a bit weird, not necessarily in a bad way though but it's all very dreamy and surreal, perhaps to empathize the fact that our 2 leads are not really quite living in the same world as the rest of us.

With voice-over narration (that reminded me of the ones that Wes Anderson often has in his films) by Burt Reynolds of all people and a cheap 70's look visually you can't say that the effort wasn't there even if the results might been a bit mixed.

I kinda wished that they'd went in even harder with the surrealism and maybe put in a bit of dark comedy moments in it, because many of the dramatic moments (particulary those involving the Presleys) doesn't quite work.

And although the story does indeed involve Elvis Presley, Priscilla Presley and even Lisa Marie in smaller parts it's not at all based on any true story and I don't really think that Ron Livingston managed to capture Elvis' essence for that matter so Elvis fans might be let down based on that alone.

The main focus is on Emily Browning's and Luke Grimes' characters though of course and while they aren't bad their characters could have been a little more fleshed out.

But even if it didn't make me go wow or anything it's not a bad attempt for a first time full length movie by director Eddie O'Keefe.


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Language:

English

Release Date:

28 October 2016 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Shangri-La Suite See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA

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Opening Weekend USA:

$13,344, 30 October 2016

Gross USA:

$14,073

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$14,073
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