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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
Ed Begley, Jr.
as D.J. Fontana
Dennis Christopher
Will Jordan
as Ed Sullivan
Jim Greenleaf
as 2nd Reporter
Robert Gray
as Red West
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
Nora Boland
as Teacher
Ronnie McDowell
as 'Elvis' vocals
Larry Pennell
Meg Wyllie
as Grandma
Jesse Dabson
Elliott Street
as Bill Black
Dennis Stewart
Charlie Hodge
as Himself


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