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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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Cast

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Granoldo Frazier ...
Band Member D (as Grenaldo Frazier)
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Buddy
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Grammie
Charlie Lucas ...
Band Member A
Herman McCloud ...
Band Member B
Chandler McIntyre ...
Buddy's Mother
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Daddy
Robin Mullins ...
Marge
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Charles
Tom Oppenheim ...
Mechanic
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Bartender
Ryan Pelton ...
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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.

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

Every heart has an awakening. Every soul needs a song. See more »

Genres:

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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Release Date:

22 January 2007 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Hounddog  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$3,750,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$13,744 (USA) (21 September 2008)

Gross:

$128,092 (USA) (7 December 2008)
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Isabelle Fuhrman's film debut. See more »

Goofs

Elvis Presley's appearance singing "Houndog" on the Milton Berle Show took place on June 5, 1956. Several of the vehicles used in the movie were newer than this. The pink Desoto (or Dodge) was probably a 1956, but it's not likely that a rural Alabama woman would be driving a new car. The tow truck used to tow the Desoto was a 1957 at the oldest, and it was quite beat up. The red Pontiac at the Elvis concert was a 1959. See more »

Quotes

Buddy: [first lines - gawking up at the trees] Wow.
Lewellen: I told ya... So let me see.
Buddy: You said I get a kiss.
Lewellen: No, you gotta show me first.
Buddy: Charles says you give him a kiss for nothing.
Lewellen: Charles is a liar. He showed me his thing, he did.
Buddy: I want my kiss first.
Lewellen: No, you gotta show me first.
Buddy: Maybe you won't give me my kiss then.
Lewellen: Sure I will. Come on now, show.
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Connections

Referenced in Saturday Night Live: Drew Barrymore/Lily Allen (2007) See more »

Soundtracks

Love Me Tender
Written by Elvis Presley and Vera Matson
Performed by Elvis Presley
Courtesy of The RCA Records Label
By Arrangement with Sony BMG Music Entertainment
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Nothing Special...
25 January 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Overall this was actually a bad movie, and really not anything different from that of any other movie of this genre. It struggled to get the main point across, and at many times it began to drag as I found myself looking at my watch more and more.

As for the acting, Dakota herself did not live up to the self hype. I strongly doubt she will succeed in her goal in getting a Oscar Nomination, as her performance was mediocre and failed to live up to any expectations. A disappointment considering some of her other great performances. However, no acting could have saved this film due to a bad script and lousy directing.

Ever since headlines about the supposed "Dakota Fanning Rape Scene" came out on July 21, 2006, this movie has been made out to be 10,000 times worse than it is. Nothing is really shown in "the rape scene" or any other scenes, it takes place in a dark room and all you see is Dakota's facial reactions and hear her cry out, and the whole thing is under a minute long. So basically it was a big fuss over nothing, but unfortunately there will still be some people who haven't even seen it attempting to make the film worse than it actually is.

3/10 - Nothing original here, nor was it worth all the talk.


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