Protecting the King (2007)

Protecting the King (2007)





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Producer/writer/director and stepbrother to Elvis Presley, D. Edward Stanley relays just what it was like to protect the King of Rock and Roll in an intensely personal biography that offers rare personal insight into one of the music world's most revered figures. Stanley was only sixteen at the time he went to work for The King, yet in his experiences the teen would learn more about the way the world works than he would have in any classroom. Of course the highs were just as intense as the lows, and from the sex to the drugs and the violence, this is one story that is simply too strange to be fiction.
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Tom Sizemore
as Ronnie
Peter Dobson
as The King
John Bennett Perry
as Vernon Presley
Max Perlich
as Darryl
Matt Barr
as David Stanley
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Critic Reviews for Protecting the King

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Too many limitations of what could actually be said or seen in Protecting the King seriously cripples the film's impact. And what remains is thoroughly routine and downright boring,

Full Review… | September 22, 2007

Audience Reviews for Protecting the King

Easy watching; but rather shallow, corny & cursory. The biggest problem is there is no place for audiences positioning themselves during watching- on Elvis? Or on David?


Not an Elvis bio. This film highlights some unpleasant experiences Elvis' stepbrother and bodyguard David Stanley had while working for Elvis in the 1970's. I know Stanley and it's based on true events.

John Dawson
John Dawson

[font=Courier New] If you like b-movies, this is the one for you! From the very first voice over it is evident that the next ninety minutes will be very hard to take seriously. The acting is forced; the narrative is forced and choppy. Elvis doesn't exactly [i]look[/i] like Elvis in this one. The movie is so bad that it's comical. ***Spoiler Alert*** One scene that make this movie worth stomaching is when David's young wife is duped into giving him a ride to the airport so he can 'just say goodbye to' Elvis before he goes on tour. After she drops him off, only to see him kiss some groupie and jump into the jet to go on tour, she [i]doesn't get mad[/i]. There were no Elvis songs. But, it was better than 'Vanilla Sky". [/font][font=Courier New] [/font]

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