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Protecting the King (2007)

Not Rated | | Drama, Music | 9 October 2007 (USA)
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Sex, drugs and violence--they're all part of the job when you're protecting The King of Rock & Roll. And when you're only 16, the on-the-job training comes in ways that can't be taught in ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Matt Barr ... David Stanley
Greg Collins ... NY Policeman
Tom Sizemore ... Ronnie
Peter Dobson ... Elvis Presley
Karl Hamann ... Assailant
Dey Young ... Dee
Brian Krause ... Jeff
Mark Rolston ... Frank
Max Perlich ... Darryl
John Bennett Perry ... Vernon Presley
Scott Vandiver ... Dr. Stern
Maggie McCollester ... Lou Ann (as Maggie Eilertson)
Katie A. Keane ... Barbara
Larry Tatum Larry Tatum ... Ed Parker
Joe Nicchi ... Larry Inman
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Sex, drugs and violence--they're all part of the job when you're protecting The King of Rock & Roll. And when you're only 16, the on-the-job training comes in ways that can't be taught in school. The story of David Stanley, stepbrother and bodyguard of The King. Through the dizzying highs and lows of life on the road with unlimited excess, he experienced it all...and barely survived. Written by Echo Bridge Home Entertainment

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At 4, He Became My Brother. At 16, My Brother Became The King. See more »

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Drama | Music

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Not Rated | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

9 October 2007 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The HeadHunter See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA

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Budget:

$5,000,000 (estimated)
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Impello Films See more »
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Color
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Originally William Baldwin was set to play Elvis Presley on the film. See more »

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really bad portrayal
5 November 2007 | by kristyc1979See all my reviews

I could not believe how bad this movie was, first- the guy who played Elvis looked and sounded nothing like him, second- why wasn't his weight gain preceding his death portrayed- when they showed his death in 1977 he was the same size as when the movie begins 1969. third- why is Elvis only referred to as "Boss", could they not get permission by EPE? fourth- why have the names of his entourage been changed, red and sonny west are referred to as Jeff and Frank and who I presume to be Joe Esposito is referred to as Ronnie. Don't waste your time on this piece of trash. Elvis would be ashamed that his one time stepbrother would do such a poor job portraying him. 0/10.


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