Kurt Russell
Director: John Carpenter Cast: Kurt Russell
Kurt Russell
, Shelley Winters
Shelley Winters
, Bing Russell
Bing Russell
John Carpenter

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The first volley in the never-ending "Presley movie" blitzkrieg, the made-for-TV Elvis: The Movie stars Kurt Russell as the King, Season Hubley as Priscilla, Pat Hingle as Col. Parker, Shelley Winters as Elvis' mom, and Bing Russell (Kurt's real-life father) as Elvis' dad. The film recounts Presley's life from age ten to his 1969 Vegas comeback. Presley imitator Ronnie McDowell expertly dubs in Kurt Russell's renditions of "Love Me Tender," "Heartbreak Hotel," et al. When first telecast on February 11, 1979, the ratings for Elvis: The Movie went through the roof, even beating out a competing telecast of Gone With the Wind.

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Product Details

Release Date: 03/02/2010
UPC: 0826663117431
Original Release: 1979
Rating: PG
Source: Shout Factory
Region Code: 1
Presentation: [Wide Screen]
Time: 2:50:00
Sales rank: 17,386

Special Features

Closed Caption; ; "Bringing A Legend To Life" Featurette with Archival Interviews of Kurt Russell and John Carpenter (1979); Commentary by "The Voice Of Elvis" Ronnie McDowell and Author Edie Hand ; Rare Clips From American Bandstand; Photo Gallery

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Kurt Russell Elvis Presley
Shelley Winters Gladys Presley
Bing Russell Vernon Presley
Season Hubley Priscilla Presley
Pat Hingle Colonel Tom Parker
Dennis Christopher Actor
Ken Smolka Actor
Robert Gray Red West
Melody Anderson Bonnie
Ed Begley D.J. Fontana
Jim Canning Scotty
Charles Cyphers Sam Phillips
Peter Hobbs Jim Denny
Les Lannom Sonny West
Elliott Street Bill Black
Will Jordan Ed Sullivan
Joe Mantegna Joe Esposito
Galen Thompson Hank Snow
Ellen Travolta Marion
Robert Christopher Actor
Mark Denis Actor
Mario Gallo Actor
Ted Lehmann Actor
Larry Pennell Actor
Dennis Stewart Actor
Meg Wyllie Grandma
Nora Boland Teacher
Jim Greenleaf 2nd Reporter
Charlie Hodge Himself
Jesse Dabson Actor
Ronnie McDowell 'Elvis' vocals

Technical Credits
John Carpenter Director
Tony Bishop Producer
Tracy Bousman Art Director
Dick Clark Executive Producer
Christopher Holmes Editor
Anthony Lawrence Producer,Screenwriter
Ron Moler Editor
Donald M. Morgan Cinematographer
James Newport Art Director,Production Designer
Joe Renzetti Score Composer
Tom Walls Editor

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Elvis: A John Carpenter Film
2. Tupelo, Mississippi 1945 [6:39]
3. Early Years [9:04]
5. Sun Records [1:48]
10. Road To Nashville [14:13]
12. RCA And The Movies [1:14]
15. Graceland [9:28]
16. Fort Chaffee Arkansas 1958 [15:58]
18. Enter The Memphis Mafia [:36]
22. Elvis and Priscilla [12:25]
24. Suspicious Minds [12:25]
25. Las Vegas [3:35]
29. End Credits [2:07]

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