Elvis Has Left the Building
Elvis Has Left the Building is a 2004 black comedy film directed by Joel Zwick and starring Kim Basinger as a cosmetics saleswoman who accidentally kills a series of Elvis impersonators as they travel to a convention in Las Vegas. John Corbett plays an advertising executive and her love interest. Tom Hanks has a cameo appearance as one of the dead Elvis impersonators. Angie Dickinson plays Basinger's mother, a former mechanic for the real Elvis.
The film opens with Harmony (Basinger) driving down a long, winding road, the music of Elvis playing on the radio. She feels that her life is empty and artificial. She is a traveling cosmetic saleswoman, setting up "Pink Lady" training seminars in the western portion of the United States. When she is asked if she's "one of those Mary Kaye ladies," she replies, "No, we're pink, they're more salmon." While she is popular and successful selling "Pink Lady," there is nothing real or honest in her life.
|author||Adam-Michael Garber Mitchell Ganem|
|keywords||drive nothing train travel west|
|producer||Andreas Thiesmeyer Gerd Koechlin Hannah Leader Jane Barclay Josef Lautenschlager Manfred D. Heid Nava Levin Sharon Harel Susanne Bohnet Tova Laiter|
|productionCompany||Capitol Films Equity Pictures Medienfonds GmbH & Co. KG|