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Great Balls of Fire (1989)  link to Great Balls of Fire on IMDb  link to trailer on IMDb

Number: 575

poster Great Balls of Fire

IMDb Rating:
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6.2/10 (14511 votes)

Country: USA, 108 minutes

Spoken Languages: English

Genre(s): Biography, Drama, Music

Director(s): Jim McBride

Storyline:
The story of Jerry Lee Lewis, arguably the greatest and certainly one of the wildest musicians of the 1950s. His arrogance, remarkable talent, and unconventional lifestyle often brought him into conflict with others in the industry, and even earned him the scorn and condemnation of the public. In 1956, Louisiana bad boy Jerry Lee Lewis moves to Memphis, determined to dethrone Elvis Presley with his ferocious, God-given talent. When Jerry Lee bangs out the chorus with his feet, huge fans howl out for more. When he finishes his performance by setting his piano ablaze, they mob the stage. But when he marries his 13-year-old cousin Myra Gale Brown...the scandal nearly destroys the Killer's career.

Cast:

photo Dennis Quaid Dennis Quaid Jerry Lee Lewis
photo Winona Ryder Winona Ryder Myra Gale Brown
photo John Doe John Doe J.W. Brown
photo Stephen Tobolowsky Stephen Tobolowsky Jud Phillips
photo Trey Wilson Trey Wilson Sam Phillips

Medium: Media file,

Location: [Seagate Expansion Drive]G:\Movies\G\Great Balls of Fire (1989).avi

Loaned: No

Aspect ratio: 1.85:1