Fun in Acapulco (2000)




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Movie Info

Mike Windgren (Elvis Presley) is a former trapeze artist who develops a fear of heights. After he accidently allows a fellow aerialist to fall to his death in a circus performance, he leaves an travels to sunny Acapulco to forget. Hiring on as a singer, he doubles as a life guard to try and overcome his acrophobia. To impress the lovely Margarita (Ursula Andress), he is challenged to engage in a cliff diving competition with a rival suitor (Alejandro Rey). The two pair off on the famous cliff of … More

Rating: PG (adult situations/language)
Genre: Drama, Musical & Performing Arts, Classics, Comedy
Directed By:
Written By: Allan Weiss
In Theaters:
On DVD: Jan 7, 2003
El Independent Cinema


as Mike Windgren

as Marguerita Dauphin

as Dolores Gomez

as Maximillian Dauphin

as Raoul Almeido

as Moreno

as Janie Harkins

as Mr. Harkins

as Hotel Manager

as Desk Clerk

as Telegraph Clerk

as 2nd Girl

as Musician

as Musician

as Musician

as Photographer

as Themselves

as Secretary

as Mr. Perez

as Mr. Delgado

as Senorita at Torito's

as Manager of Trop

as Dr. John Stevers

as Mrs. Stevers
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Critic Reviews for Fun in Acapulco

All Critics (9) | Top Critics (2)

Full Review… | March 26, 2009
Top Critic

Full Review… | May 9, 2005
New York Times
Top Critic

The good news is that it's no worse than Elvis' usual underachieving musicals and the songs he sings though not great are at least bearable.

Full Review… | April 10, 2009
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

It's an Elvis movie: formula songs and acting.

October 15, 2004
Kansas City Kansan

A pleasant diversion full of sun, music and beautiful girls.

Full Review… | April 29, 2003
Apollo Guide

Average Elvis stuff.

April 24, 2003
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

Audience Reviews for Fun in Acapulco


Pleasant Elvis vehicle with good, if unmemorable songs, beautiful locations, quite a bit of beefcake including Elvis himself looking extremely fit and a ravishing Ursula Andress.

jay nixon

Super Reviewer

The plot developments in this movie are absolutely hilarious. Actually this could have been better had they just hired better actors.. Elvis is easily the best one. Between the bad acting and the child-manager and a buncha dopey songs, it unfortunately isn't terribly memorable. But Elvis looks amazing in bull fighter outfits, of course.


This was a pretty good movie. Elvis starts out working on a boat but gets fired and works for the Hilton. Interesting story, that he used to be in a circus, but due to a tragedy no longer is with the circus. I like the way he has two love interests in this movie, one being Ursula Andress. It's cool the way he gets his confidence back.

Brandan W

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