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The first volley in the never-ending "[[Performer~P107032~Presley~elvispresley]] movie" blitzkrieg, the made-for-TV Elvis: The Movie stars [[Performer~P62232~Kurt Russell~kurtrussell]] as the King, [[Performer~P33705~Season Hubley~seasonhubley]] as [[Performer~P57702~Priscilla~priscillapresley]], [[Performer~P32458~Pat Hingle~pathingle]] as [[Performer~P105636~Col. Parker~coloneltomparker]], [[Performer~P77029~Shelley Winters~shelleywinters]] as [[Performer~P107032~Elvis~elvispresley]]' mom, and [[Performer~P62198~Bing Russell~bingrussell]] (Kurt's real-life father) as [[Performer~P107032~Elvis~elvispresley]]' dad. The film recounts [[Performer~P107032~Presley~elvispresley]]'s life from age ten to his 1969 Vegas comeback. [[Performer~P107032~Presley~elvispresley]] imitator [[Performer~P337304~Ronnie McDowell~ronniemcdowell]] expertly dubs in [[Performer~P62232~Kurt Russell~kurtrussell]]'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

Cast

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

Crew

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