Elvis

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Just two years after Elvis Presley passed away, Kurt Russell brought him back to life in the original biopic about the King of Rock n Roll. Released through ABC in 1979, Elvis marked the first time director John Carpenter and actor Kurt Russell would... read more

Just two years after Elvis Presley passed away, Kurt Russell brought him back to life in the original biopic about the King of Rock n Roll. Released through ABC in 1979, Elvis marked the first time director John Carpenter and actor Kurt Russell would work together in what would become a legendary pairing in film history (Escape From New York, Big Trouble In Little China, The Thing and Escape From L.A.).

Original Release

02/01/1979

US Release

02/11/1979

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Cast

Kurt Russell Elvis Presley
Bing Russell Vernon Presley
Shelley Winters Gladys Presley
Season Hubley Priscilla Presley
Pat Hingle Colonel Tom Parker
Melody Anderson Bonnie
Ed Begley Jr. D J Fontana
Charles Cyphers Sam Phillips
Peter Hobbs Jim Denny
James Canning Scotty Moore
(see additional cast & crew)

Directors

John Carpenter

Writers

Anthony Lawrence

Cast

Kurt Russell Elvis Presley
Bing Russell Vernon Presley
Shelley Winters Gladys Presley
Season Hubley Priscilla Presley
Pat Hingle Colonel Tom Parker
Melody Anderson Bonnie
Ed Begley Jr. D J Fontana
Charles Cyphers Sam Phillips
Peter Hobbs Jim Denny
James Canning Scotty Moore
Les Lannom Sonny West
Elliott Street Bill Black
Randy Gray Elvis as a boy
Will Jordan Ed Sullivan
Joe Mantegna Joe Esposito
Galen Thompson Hank Snow
Ellen Travolta Marion Keisker
Charlie Hodge Self
Christian Berrigan
Robert Christopher

Producers

Dick Clark Executive Producer
Anthony Lawrence Producer
Tony Bishop Producer
James Ritz Producer

Editors

Christopher Holmes, Ron Moler

1980 Golden Globe Best Motion Picture Made for Television Nominated
1979 Emmy Outstanding Achievement in Makeup Nominated
1979 Emmy Outstanding Cinematography for a Limited Series or a Special Nominated
1979 Emmy Outstanding Lead Actor in a Limited Series or a Special Nominated
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