Eddie Presley

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Eddie Presley is a 1992 dramedy film directed by Jeff Burr and featuring Duane Whitaker in the title role. It is based on a one man show Whitaker had written and performed in Los Angeles. Whitaker plays Eddie Presley, a former successful owner of a... read more

Eddie Presley is a 1992 dramedy film directed by Jeff Burr and featuring Duane Whitaker in the title role. It is based on a one man show Whitaker had written and performed in Los Angeles. Whitaker plays Eddie Presley, a former successful owner of a chain of pizza restaurants who, against the wishes of his father (Joe Estevez) and mother (Whitaker's real-life mother Barbara), decides to sell his business in the pursuit of living his dream of becoming an Elvis Presley impersonator, going so far as to legally change his last name to "Presley." After several years, he's living in his van and desperate for work. After his boss (Lawrence Tierney) fires Presley from his night security job for sleeping (with the Polaroids to back it up), he finally lands a gig in a seedy Hollywood bar (managed by Roscoe Lee Brown). After a technical malfunction, he proceeds to bare his soul to the audience in an improvisational one man show, where he admits to spending time in a psychiatric hospital after suffering a mental breakdown (Bruce Campbell and Quentin Tarantino make cameos as orderlies at the hospital). Meanwhile, in his personal life, Presley has to deal with a cheating girlfriend who ends up working in pornography, while remaining oblivious to a co-worker who truly loves him.

Original Release

12/08/1992

Cast

Duane Whitaker Eddie Presley
Clu Gulager Sid
Quentin Tarantino Asylum Attendant
Bruce Campbell Asylum Attendant
Ted Raimi Scooter
Joe Estevez Eddie's Father
Lawrence Tierney Joe West
Stacie Randall Tyrrany
Ian Ogilvy Captain Starch
Rusty Cundieff Guard
(see additional cast & crew)

Directors

Jeff Burr

Writers

Duane Whitaker

Cast

Duane Whitaker Eddie Presley
Clu Gulager Sid
Quentin Tarantino Asylum Attendant
Bruce Campbell Asylum Attendant
Ted Raimi Scooter
Joe Estevez Eddie's Father
Lawrence Tierney Joe West
Stacie Randall Tyrrany
Ian Ogilvy Captain Starch
Rusty Cundieff Guard
Don Dowe Guard
Jeff Burr Guard
Willard E. Pugh Nick
Daniel Roebuck Keystone the Magnificent
Tom Everett Mr. Spit
Tim Thomerson Shock Comic
R.A. Mihailoff Psycho in Asylum
Robert Lowden Spray Painter
Rick Askew Homeless Man
Enrique Angel Torres Homeless Man in Stairway

Producers

Samuel Benedict Executive Producer
William Burr Producer
Chuck Williams Producer

Editors

Jay Woelfel

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