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Great Balls of Fire! (30-Jun-1989)

Director: Jim McBride

Writers: Jack Baran; Jim McBride

Based on a book: Great Balls of Fire: The Uncensored Story of Jerry Lee Lewis‎ by Myra Lewis with Murray Silver

Producer: Adam Fields

Keywords: Drama, Biography, Rock and Roll

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Steve Allen
Talk Show Host
26-Dec-1921 30-Oct-2000 The Tonight Show
Alec Baldwin
3-Apr-1958   A Baldwin Brother
Lisa Blount
1-Jul-1957 27-Oct-2010 Box of Moon Light
Joe Bob Briggs
27-Jan-1953   B-movie film reviewer
Peter Cook
19-Nov-1937 9-Jan-1995 Bedazzled
John Doe
25-Feb-1954   X
Mojo Nixon
2-Aug-1957   Don Henley Must Die
Dennis Quaid
9-Apr-1954   Any Given Sunday
Winona Ryder
29-Oct-1971   Edward Scissorhands
Stephen Tobolowsky
30-May-1951   Ned Ryerson in Groundhog Day


Dennis Quaid   ...   Jerry Lee Lewis
Winona Ryder   ...   Myra Gale Brown
John Doe   ...   J. W. Brown
Stephen Tobolowsky   ...   Jud Phillips
Trey Wilson   ...   Sam Phillips
Alec Baldwin   ...   Jimmy Swaggart
Steve Allen   ...   Himself
Lisa Blount   ...   Lois Brown
Joshua Sheffield   ...   Rusty Brown
Mojo Nixon   ...   James Van Eaton
Jimmie Vaughan   ...   Roland Janes
David Ferguson   ...   Jack Clement
Robert Lesser   ...   Alan Freed
Lisa Jane Persky   ...   Babe
Paula Person   ...   Sam's Secratary
Valerie Wellington   ...   Big Maybelle
Booker T. Laury   ...   Piano Slim
Michael St. Gerard   ...   Elvis
Carol Russell   ...   Mamie Lewis
Crystal Robbins   ...   Frankie Jean
Tav Falco   ...   New Bass Player
Ryan Rushton   ...   Young Jimmy
Bert Dedman   ...   Young Jerry
David Penhale   ...   Reporter #1
Carl Bogan   ...   Reporter #2
Richard Crowe   ...   Reporter #3
Melisa J. Levine   ...   Kreme Cup Girl
Cassie Pollard   ...   Kreme Cup Girl
Mary Yeargin   ...   Kreme Cup Girl
Bruce Stuart   ...   Bank Teller
W. W. Painter   ...   Onlooker
Mark Johnson   ...   Sheriff
Jody Lynne   ...   Party Doll
Joseph Woodward, Jr.   ...   Wedding Preacher
Linn Sitler   ...   Realty Agent
Ashley Paige Cook   ...   Mona
Sara Van Horn   ...   Minnie Belle
Juliette Claire Spirson   ...   Lewis Infant
John Mulrooney   ...   Talk Show Host
Peter Cook   ...   First English Reporter
Kim Smith   ...   Second English Reporter
David Sibley   ...   Third English Reporter
Jamila Massey   ...   Bystander
Ryan Ward   ...   Heckler #1
Stephen O'Donnell   ...   Heckler #2
Bejay Baddin   ...   Teenage Girl #1
Kelly Marcel   ...   Teenage Girl #2
Julie Balloo   ...   Female Fan
Ruth Kettlewell   ...   Dowager
John Tordoff   ...   Cockney Porter
Haney's Big House Dancers
Keith McDaniel   ...   Haney's Big House Dancer
Stephanie Pope   ...   Haney's Big House Dancer
Lorraine Fields   ...   Haney's Big House Dancer
Rufus Thomas   ...   Haney's Big House Dancer
Maurice Miller   ...   Haney's Big House Dancer
Rebel Room Dancers
Susan Lonergan   ...   Rebel Room Dancer
Bonnie Beutler   ...   Rebel Room Dancer
Chris Solari   ...   Rebel Room Dancer
Snowy Winters   ...   Rebel Room Dancer
Priscilla Harris   ...   Honky-Tonk Angel
Joe Bob Briggs   ...   Dewey "Daddy-O Phillips


Review by Hali (posted on 29-Aug-2007)

This movie told a good story and is entertaining, but there's one thing about it I do not like... Hardly anything in it is true! Dennis Quaide made Jerry Lee Lewis look like an uneducated clown! And the real Jerry Lee Lewis would never talk about God the way Quaide does in the movie. Also when Jerry gets Myra from school and takes her to get married in the movie, that did not happen that way. It's not even close. They were not in a car! They were at the Brown's house! I did however, like Wynona Ryder's part as Myra Gale. That is what I have to say about Great Balls of Fire.

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