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The Identical

The Identical

 

Rated PG · 107 minutes · 2014

Drama
What if Elvis Presley's twin brother hadn't died at birth, but instead got adopted in infancy by an evangelical preacher, grew up to be a mechanic, and harbored a desire to perform his brother's songs? That's the premise of this would-be inspirational rock musical, which feels like one of the biopic parodies from Mr. Show (e.g., "Why Me? The Bob Lamonta Story") played completely straight. The Elvis stand-in is named "Drexel Hemsley," most of the songs that are supposed to have been written in the 60s sound like contemporary soft rock, and Ray Liotta, as the preacher, delivers a sermon about the Six-Day War that comes out of nowhere. With Ashley Judd and Seth Green; Dustin Marcellino directed a script by Howard Klausner.
Official Site: theidenticalmovie.com
Director: Dustin Marcellino
Producer: Howard Klausner, Joe McDougall, Clio Tegel, Mark Mathis, Yochanan Marcellino, Matthew Russell, Coke Sams, Clarke Gallivan, Michael Johnson and Ray Liotta
Cast: Blake Rayne, Ashley Judd, Ray Liotta, Erin Cottrell, Brian Geraghty, Amanda Crew, Joe Pantoliano, Seth Green and Danny Woodburn

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