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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. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi


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


John Carpenter
Anthony Lawrence
Anthony Lawrence
Joe Renzetti
Composer (Music Score)
Tom Walls
Ron Moler
James Newport
Production Designer
James Newport
Art Director
Tracy Bousman
Art Director
Dick Clark
Executive Producer