Heartbreak Hotel (1988)

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Movie Info

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

Cast

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
Clark Devereux
as Teacher
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
Diane Robin
as Donna
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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.

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… | December 31, 1999
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… | December 31, 1999
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… | December 31, 1999
Chicago Reader
Top Critic

No excerpt available.

September 27, 2005
Fantastica Daily

Keith at the top of his game

April 24, 2005
Moviehole

Audience Reviews for Heartbreak Hotel

I SAW THIS MOVIE ONCE A VERY LONG TIME AGO AND THAT WAS THAT. BUT I ENJOYED IT IMMENSELY AND OFTEN TRIED TO FIND IT - WITH NO LUCK. FINALLY AFTER 20 YEARS, I DID COME ACROSS IT, BOUGHT IT, AND HAVE BEEN SHOWING IT TO ALL OF MY FAMILY AND FRIENDS THAT STILL BELIEVE ELVIS PRESLEY WAS - AND ALWAYS WILL BE "THE KING". HE CAME TO HAWAII OFTEN AND THE PEOPLE HERE REALLY LOVED HIM. I THOUGHT DAVID KEITH DID A GREAT JOB IN HIS ROLE. IT'S ALWAYS NICE TO WATCH A MOVIE THAT MAKES YOU FEEL ELATED AT THE ENDING. BRAVO AND THANKS FOR LOTS OF SMILES.

NAOMI B
NAOMI B

really fun movie, for any elvis fan. the cast, and directing are great. obviously it is a fairy tale, but a good one. check it out

allie spivey
allie spivey

I remember this movie!

Leo L
Leo L

Super Reviewer

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