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Great Balls of Fire! (1989) Movie Information

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Jim McBride


Dennis Quaid
Winona Ryder
John Doe
Stephen Tobolowsky
Alec Baldwin
Steve Allen





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Biography of 1950s entertainer Jerry Lee Lewis who ignited the dance floor with his piano-playing skills and was reviled for his marriage to his teen bride. -- Chris Kavan

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Tia Maria 07/19/2008 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

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Nothing really special about this film, a movie about Jerry Lee Lewis, who becomes famous for his 'devil' rock 'n' roll music, but once he marries 13 year old Myra, everyone turns against him. This movie didn't really get anywhere. It was just a long string of events leading up to the most boringest ending ever.

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serioussir 05/20/2008 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

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Quaid was good as (although too good looking to be the real Lewis) but Ryder was weak as his teen-bride. Still a pretty good show.

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Great Balls of Fire

“Great Balls of Fire” is the biopic of Rock & Roll legend Jerry Lee Lewis. Dennis Quaid stars as the rollicking, flamboyant piano man who would go on to nudge the King of Rock & Roll, Elvis Presley himself, out of the number one spot on the music charts. The movie chronicles his rise to fame, along with his dualistic spiritual existence, intensified by the constant insistence of repentance by his evangelizing cousin, Jimmy Swaggart, played by Alec Baldwin.

The movie is rife with maxims like “Narrow is the way to salvation and broad is the path to destruction,” and “Put a black left hand and a white right hand together and you’ve got Rock & Roll.” Whether it’s the Bible or the Blues, Jerry Lee Lewis has a wealth of tradition at his disposal from which to draw from, and...

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