Film, Drama

Time Out says

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

150 mins

Cast and crew

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