Series: Re-Run Theater

Honoring the 40 year anniversary since The King of Rock and Roll left the building, Re-Run Theater proudly presents this made for TV biopic adoringly directed by a young John Carpenter and starring Kurt Russell in their first of five collaborations.  Known much more for his cult classics (The Thing, Escape From New York, Halloween), this is the director’s only straight drama.

We’re going to play one classic performance from The King in his heyday and then launch into this 1979 tribute that features a tour de force performance from Russell and covers Elvis Presley’s childhood, rise to fame, personal troubles, army years, disappearing act and final triumph of the 68 Comeback in Las Vegas.  Ads from the 70s will be played during the breaks.
Assistive Listening
160 mins.