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Heartbreak Hotel (1988)

Heartbreak Hotel




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As a treat for his alcoholic mother (Tuesday Weld), a teen (Charlie Schlatter) kidnaps Elvis Presley (David Keith) and brings him home.more
Rating: PG-13
Genre: Comedy
Directed By:
Written By: Chris Columbus
In Theaters:
On DVD: Sep 3, 2002
Touchstone Pictures


Charlie Schlatter
as Johnny Wolfe
Tuesday Weld
as Marie Wolfe
David Keith
as Elvis Presley
Angela Goethals
as Pam Wolfe
Jacque Lynn Colton
as Rosie Pantangellio
Chris Mulkey
as Steve Ayres
Tudor Sherrard
as Paul Quinine
Paul Harkins
as Brian Gasternick
Noel Derecki
as Tony Vandelo
Dana Barron
as Beth Devereux
Graham T. Brown
as Jerry Schilling
Dennis Letts
as Alan Fortas
Stephen Lee Davis
as George Klein
Michael Costello
as Dr. Charles Devereux
John L. Martin
as Sheriff Abrams
John Hawkes
as Talent Show M.C.
Jerry Haynes
as Mr. Hansen
Miles Mutchler
as Furniture Salesman
Ruth Sadlier
as Aunt Anne
Al Dvorin
as Himself
Hal Ketchum
as Steve's Friend
Urban Kneupper
as Accordian Player
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Critic Reviews for Heartbreak Hotel

All Critics (13) | Top Critics (4)

[Columbus] pushes the film's slender premise much too far.

Full Review… | May 20, 2003
New York Times
Top Critic

Here it is, the goofiest movie of the year, a movie so bad in so many different and endearing ways that I'm damned if I don't feel genuine affection for it.

Full Review… | January 1, 2000
Chicago Sun-Times
Top Critic

Face it. The King has left the building, gone to that Caesars Palace in the sky. Columbus, say goodbye.

Full Review… | January 1, 2000
Washington Post
Top Critic

One would like to think that Tuesday Weld was in on the absurdity of this enterprise, but this one treats it all straight, with a solemnity that may have you rolling in the aisles.

Full Review… | January 1, 2000
Chicago Reader
Top Critic

Keith at the top of his game

April 25, 2005

It must have looked good on paper, but this film written and directed by Christopher Columbus comes across as silly and insubstantial on the screen.

Full Review… | August 27, 2004
Spirituality and Practice

Audience Reviews for Heartbreak Hotel

I remember this movie!

Leo L

Super Reviewer


The guy that played the title role (Charlie Schlatter) had to have cue cards for the lyrics of the Elvis songs used in the movie. What the Hell!!!!!!!

Katie D

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