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Elvis

The TV movie trimmed by half-an-hour and with The Movie added to the title when released theatrically in Britain in 1979. A biopic ending in 1969 (and framed by Elvis' triumphant return to Las Vegas in July of that year), it alternates periods of brash psychologising with creditable re-enactments of some legendary performances. Carpenter copes best with the minutiae of a star at tenuous leisure, but wasn't around for the post-production overseen by Dick Clark. The result is inevitably compromised, but compulsive. (Presley vocals by Ronnie McDowell.

Release details

Duration: 150 mins

Cast and crew

Director: John Carpenter
Cast: Kurt Russell
Shelley Winters
Pat Hingle
Season Hubley
Bing Russell
Robert Gray
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