ELVIS ~ KURT RUSSELL. SHOUT SF 11743.
COLOUR RUNNING TIME: 170 MINS.REVIEW: Just two years after Elvis Presley died, Kurt Russell brought him back to life in the original biopic about the King of Rock’n’Roll. Broadcast on 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.
Tracing Presley’s life from his impoverished childhood to his meteoric rise to stardom to his triumphant return to Las Vegas. Elvis features Shelly Winters (Gladys Presley), Bing Russell (Kurt’s real life father as Vernon Presley), Season Hubley (Priscilla Presley), Pat Hingle (Colonel Tom Parker), Joe Mantegna (“Memphis Mafia” member Joe Esposito) and Ed Begley Jr. (drummer D.J. Fontana) in an all-star supporting cast for an effort that garnered numerous Emmy nominations including Outstanding Lead Actor for Russell.
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