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Orion: The Man Who Would Be King (2015)

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'There are many that believe that Elvis is still alive - if he is alive he wears a mask and goes by the name Orion' Nashville News 1979 ORION tells the story of Jimmy Ellis - an unknown ... See full summary »

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Credited cast:
Jerry Adams Jerry Adams ... Nashville Music Manager
Sharon Attaway Nettleton Sharon Attaway Nettleton ... Orion Fan
Gail Brewer-Giorgio Gail Brewer-Giorgio ... Author Book of Orion
Boomer Castleman Boomer Castleman ... Member Orion's Band / Guitarist
Nancy Crowson Nancy Crowson ... Girlfriend of Jimmy
Furniss Ellis Furniss Ellis ... Jimmy's Father (voice) (archive footage)
Jimmy Ellis Jimmy Ellis ... Orion (archive footage)
Carol Halupke Carol Halupke ... Songwriter
Walt Halupke Walt Halupke ... Orion Merchandiser
Jerry Hatfield Jerry Hatfield ... Friend of Jimmy
Wayne Hodge Wayne Hodge ... Stargem Records
Chris James Chris James ... Orion's Band Member
Steve Kelley Steve Kelley ... Orion's Road Manager
Helen King Helen King ... Pawn Shop Assistant
Mildred Martin Mildred Martin ... First Wife of Jimmy (archive footage)
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'There are many that believe that Elvis is still alive - if he is alive he wears a mask and goes by the name Orion' Nashville News 1979 ORION tells the story of Jimmy Ellis - an unknown singer plucked from obscurity, and thrust into the spotlight as part of a crazy scheme that had him masquerade as Elvis back from the grave. With an outlandish fictional identity torn from the pages of the best selling novel Orion by Gail Brewer Giorgio, the backing of the legendary birthplace of rock 'n roll; Sun Records and a voice that seemed to be the very twin of Presley's himself, the scheme - concocted in the months after Presley's death exploded into a cult success - and the 'Elvis is alive' myth was begun. Written by Glimmer Films

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4 December 2015 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Orion: Aki király akart lenni See more »

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Cashbox Magazine listed Orion as one of the most promising three male country artist in 1981. Orion continue to place singles on the country charts, "A Stranger In My Place", "Texas Tea" and "Am I That Easy To Forget" which all reached the Top 70 in 1980. See more »

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Sort of Interesting, But Not Quite Enough
26 May 2016 | by gavin6942See all my reviews

ORION tells the story of Jimmy Ellis - an unknown singer plucked from obscurity, and thrust into the spotlight as part of a crazy scheme that had him masquerade as Elvis back from the grave.

I went into this not knowing who Orion was. I feel like if I had know, I probably would have enjoyed it more, because I could learn about a musician that mattered to me. But I was never convinced at any point that he was someone important or worth really knowing about.

Was it interesting that his voice was just like that of Elvis? Sure. But where did this get him? He is not even the most famous Elvis impersonator. I understand the argument that if Elvis never existed, then Orion would have been huge. But is that true? Was Elvis a voice or more than that?


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