Great Balls of Fire! Movie Information

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Overall Rank: 9264

Average Rating: 2.4/4

# of Ratings: 50

Theatrical Release Date: 06/30/1989

Language: English

Genre: Biography, Drama

MPAA Rating: PG-13

Director: Jim McBride

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

Plot: 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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Rating of
1/4

Tia Maria - wrote on 07/19/2008

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.

Rating of
2.5/4

serioussir - wrote on 05/20/2008

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

Leslie - wrote on 08/08/2014

“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 …

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