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.