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Biographical movie about the famous rock singer Elvis Presley.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Kurt Russell ... Elvis Presley
Shelley Winters ... Gladys Presley
Bing Russell ... Vernon Presley
Robert Gray Robert Gray ... Red West
Season Hubley ... Priscilla Presley
Pat Hingle ... Colonel Tom Parker
Melody Anderson ... Bonnie
Ed Begley Jr. ... D J Fontana
James Canning ... Scotty Moore
Charles Cyphers ... Sam Phillips
Peter Hobbs ... Jim Denny
Les Lannom ... Sonny West
Elliott Street ... Bill Black
Randy Gray Randy Gray ... Elvis as a boy
Will Jordan ... Ed Sullivan
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Biographical movie about the famous rock singer Elvis Presley.

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Taglines:

The King Lives On!

Genres:

Biography | Drama | Music

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

11 February 1979 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Elvis the Movie See more »

Filming Locations:

USA

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Box Office

Budget:

$2,100,000 (estimated)
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Dick Clark Productions See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (1988 video release) | (theatrical) | (BluRay)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Elvis was on production from August 4th to December 14, 1978. The total budget was $2.1 million. See more »

Goofs

Elvis is shown at Fort Hood, TX, wearing insignia of the 3rd Armored Division and 32nd Armored Regiment. He did not wear these insignia until he arrived in Germany, where these units were stationed. See more »

Alternate Versions

European theatrical cut ran for 120 minutes. See more »

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User Reviews

 
Better Than Expected
28 July 2005 | by lilcutie18613See all my reviews

This movie is one of those "WOW!" movies. Not because it's the greatest movie of all time, but because it surprised me. Not only was it a T.V. movie, but it was on Elvis. I can safely say as many impersonators as there are there was only one Elvis, but I can also safely say that Kurt Russel came extremely close to being the real thing. It was one of the greatest impersonations that I have ever seen. He had me believing that it was really him. I learned a lot about Elvis' life from watching this movie. And don't led the television part of it let you stray-it's actually a really fantastic film! And Kurt Russel could've been Elvis' twin :)


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