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The King and I 

Richie and Zak travel to Los Angeles to sell the company jet, whild they go to Las Vegas to persuade Elvis Presley to sign a contract.

Director:

Allen Coulter

Writers:

Mick Jagger (created by), Martin Scorsese (created by) | 6 more credits »
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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Bobby Cannavale ... Richie Finestra
Paul Ben-Victor ... Maury Gold
P.J. Byrne ... Scott Levitt
Max Casella ... Julie Silver (credit only)
Ato Essandoh ... Lester Grimes (credit only)
James Jagger ... Kip Stevens (credit only)
J.C. MacKenzie ... Skip Fontaine
Jack Quaid ... Clark Morelle
Ray Romano ... Zak Yankovich
Birgitte Hjort Sørensen ... Ingrid (credit only)
Juno Temple ... Jamie Vine
Olivia Wilde ... Devon Finestra (credit only)
Lena Olin ... Mrs. Fineman
Shawn Wayne Klush ... Elvis (as Shawn Klush)
Gene Jones ... Colonel Tom Parker
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Storyline

Looking to raise cash for his label, a newly sober Richie flies to LA with Zak, hoping to sell the company jet to Lou Meshejian, a rival record exec. After attending a beachfront party teeming with many of Lou's music clients, Richie and Zak head to Las Vegas in hopes of somehow convincing Elvis Presley and his manager, Colonel Parker, that the King should ditch his label and sign with American Century. The detour includes a steamy encounter in which Zak's fantasies come true, at a price.

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Drama | Music

Certificate:

TV-MA | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

27 March 2016 (USA) See more »

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Paramount Television See more »
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Richie and Zak go to LA to sell their business jet and later meet with Elvis Presley in Vegas. This jet which they owned years had winglets, the vertical extensions on the end of wings. The first aircraft prototypes with winglets did not come out until 1977, the year Elvis died, and this jet could not be a several years old production line model. See more »

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References The King and I (1956) See more »

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The King and I
28 February 2017 | by Prismark10See all my reviews

Is Richie a friend to his partners or is he just duplicitous? The record company does not have enough cash for the payroll. To raise cash Richie and Zak fly to LA to sell the company jet to a rival record producer.

The journey allows Zak and the supposedly sober Richie have a heart to heart. Zak knows Richie always screws everybody over but tags along to make sure Richie comes home with the money.

At a beachfront party they hear Elvis might be up for grabs and head to Las Vegas to talk to Colonel Parker and watch Elvis perform. Zak is horrified with a fat guy on stage crooning about lettuce. Richie later tries to get Elvis to sign with American Century.

Zak has a threesome with some girls he met in the casino but later wakes up to find that the money they got for the plane is missing. Richie takes the loss rather well, maybe a bit too well. Then again a sober Richie had an idea that his number might come up in roulette.

This one was a nice intimate story mainly focussing on Richie and Zak and it worked well in a bittersweet way. Shame the lookalike Elvis did not look too much like the King.


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