R | | Drama, Music
A drama set in the American South, where a precocious, troubled girl finds a safe haven in the music and movement of Elvis Presley.
Edward Lachman, the original cinematographer, had to leave after two weeks of shooting to work on another film. Jim Denault shot for the next month; gaffer Stephen Thompson took over near the end of shooting.
Hey there, you girl and boy! What were you doin' back there?
Grasshopper: I saw you. You were stealin'. Do you confess to me that you were stealin'?
Lewellen: Yes, mam.
Grasshopper: My grandmother and my grandfather said that while I'm here stayin' with them, I am ...
The 45 rpm record that Lewellen's father gave her in the truck (supposedly by Elvis on RCA) is apparently a reissue of an original which did not exist at the time.
$13,744 (USA) (21 September 2008)
$128,092 (USA) (7 December 2008)
Check out our guide to horror, see what's happening at the 2018 Toronto International Film Festival, and more.