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


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