Heartbreak Hotel

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"1972. My family needed some help, my town needed a hero, and my band needed a break. So I borrowed Mom's pink Cadillac and I kidnapped Elvis Presley, and our lives were never the same again."
  • PG-13
  • 1988
  • 1 hr 37 min
  • 5.7  (1,491)

Heartbreak Hotel is a 1988 film about a teenager who is obsessed with Elvis Presley. The movie stars David Keith as Elvis and Charlie Schlatter as his teenage fan, Johnny Wolfe. Tuesday Weld plays Wolfe's mother, who is struggling to raise him on her own. The movie begins with Johnny stealing his mother's car and heading to Memphis with his friends to try to meet Elvis. When they arrive, they learn that Elvis has died. Devastated by the news, Johnny and his friends decide to break into Graceland to pay their respects. They are caught by the security guard and are forced to flee.

While on the run, Johnny meets a woman named Marie (played by Angela Goethals) who is also a fan of Elvis. She tells him that she knows a way to bring Elvis back to life. Marie's plan is to kidnap Elvis and take him to a motel where she has set up a special room for him. Once he is there, she plans to nurse him back to health and convince him to come out of hiding.

Johnny and Marie manage to track down Elvis (who is now going by the name John Burrows) and convince him to come with them. They take him to the motel and set him up in the special room. However, things quickly become complicated when news of their plan gets out and they are forced to go on the run from the police.

Throughout the movie, Johnny and Elvis form a strong bond as Johnny helps him to rediscover his love for music. Meanwhile, Johnny's mother is frantic with worry and does everything she can to try to find him.

Heartbreak Hotel is a heartwarming and humorous film that explores themes of loss, friendship, and the power of music. David Keith delivers a convincing performance as Elvis, capturing both his charisma and vulnerability. Charlie Schlatter shines as the teenage fan who will stop at nothing to meet his idol. Tuesday Weld is also excellent as the struggling single mother who must come to terms with her son's obsession with Elvis.

The film is beautifully shot, with Memphis serving as a stunning backdrop for the story. The soundtrack is filled with classic Elvis hits, which adds to the film's nostalgic charm.

Overall, Heartbreak Hotel is a touching and entertaining movie that will appeal to fans of Elvis and anyone who loves a good coming-of-age story.

Heartbreak Hotel is a 1988 comedy with a runtime of 1 hour and 37 minutes. It has received moderate reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 5.7.

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    1 hr 37 min
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    5.7  (1,491)