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Hounddog (2007)

A drama set in the American South, where a precocious, troubled girl finds a safe haven in the music and movement of Elvis Presley.

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Granoldo Frazier ...
Band Member D (as Grenaldo Frazier)
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Charlie Lucas ...
Band Member A
Herman McCloud ...
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Chandler McIntyre ...
Buddy's Mother
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Robin Mullins ...
Marge
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Tom Oppenheim ...
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Bartender
Ryan Pelton ...
Elvis
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Stranger Lady (as Robin Wright Penn)
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A drama set in the American South, where a precocious, troubled girl finds a safe haven in the music and movement of Elvis Presley.

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Gotta always somehow make good outta what can poison you. See more »

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Drama | Music

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for a disturbing sexual assault of a young girl, and brief sexuality | See all certifications »

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22 January 2007 (USA)  »

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Hounddog  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$3,750,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$13,744, 21 September 2008, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$128,092, 7 December 2008
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1.85 : 1
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Deborah Kampmeier wrote the script in 1996. See more »

Goofs

In the scene in which Dakota Fanning (Lewellen) is lying in the bed, the character played by Robin Wright Penn asks her to sing her an Elvis song. She sings part of "Can't Help Falling In Love" which was not recorded until 1961 for the movie "Blue Hawaii". See more »

Quotes

Lewellen: [to a picture of Elvis] I love you, Elvis.
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Referenced in Saturday Night Live: Drew Barrymore/Lily Allen (2007) See more »

Soundtracks

Heartbreak Hotel
Written by Mae Boren Axton, Tommy Durden and Elvis Presley
Performed by Elvis Presley
Courtesy of The RCA Records Label
By Arrangement with Sony BMG Music Entertainment
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Pointless, useless hillbilly portrait...
13 July 2010 | by See all my reviews

A barefoot, backwoods pre-teenage girl in the 1950s Deep South, in love with Elvis Presley's music and with a budding interest in boys, comes-of-age one summer after her father is struck by lightning, leaving her vulnerable to the elements. Dakota Fanning attempts to carry this heavy-handed vehicle all by herself, but it's an impossible task. Writer-director Deborah Kampmeier has no sense of character development, and her timing and details seem askew (at one point, Elvis appears on an old TV set, but obsessed fan Dakota barely seems to take notice). The film garnered a bit of film-festival backlash after news of a rape scene involving Fanning was leaked to the press, but that sequence isn't nearly as disturbing as an earlier one where Grammie Piper Laurie stares strangely at the youngster standing up in the bathtub (is Kampmeier trying to say this girl isn't safe around anybody?). The locations are well-captured, and there are nice supporting performances from Afemo Omilami as a black horse trainer who introduces Fanning to the blues and Robin Wright Penn as the child's promiscuous aunt. Otherwise, these muddled results are entrenched in murky waters. *1/2 from ****


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