Great Balls of Fire!

Great Balls of Fire! (1989)

The true story of a legend.

  • Genre: Drama, History, Music
  • Release Date: 1989-06-30
  • User Rating: 6.3/10 from 298 ratings
  • Runtime: 1h 48min
  • Language: English
  • Production Company: Orion Pictures
  • Production Country: United States of America
  • Director: Jim McBride
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From 298 Ratings


The story of Jerry Lee Lewis, arguably the greatest and certainly one of the wildest musicians of the 1950s. His arrogance, remarkable talent, and unconventional lifestyle often brought him into conflict with others in the industry, and even earned him the scorn and condemnation of the public.

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  • Dennis Quaid

    as Jerry Lee Lewis
  • Winona Ryder

    as Myra Gale Brown
  • John Doe

    as J.W. Brown
  • Stephen Tobolowsky

    as Jud Phillips
  • Alec Baldwin

    as Jimmy Swaggart
  • Lisa Blount

    as Lois Brown
  • Trey Wilson

    as Sam Phillips
  • Steve Allen

    as himself
  • Michael St. Gerard

    as Elvis
  • Mojo Nixon

    as James Van Eaton
  • Kelli Clevenger

    as Dancer (uncredited)
  • Joshua Sheffield

    as Rusty Brown
  • Robert Lesser

    as Alan Freed
  • Lisa Jane Persky

    as Babe
  • Paula Person

    as Sam's Secretary
  • Valerie Wellington

    as Big Maybelle
  • Carol Russell

    as Mamie Lewis
  • Crystal Robbins

    as Frankie Jean
  • Tav Falco

    as New Bass Player
  • Ryan Rushton

    as Young Jimmy
  • Bert Dedman

    as Young Jerry
  • David A. Penhale

    as Reporter #1
  • Carl Bogan

    as Reporter #2
  • Richard Crowe

    as Reporter #3
  • Melisa J. Levine

    as Kreme Cup Girl
  • Cassie Pollard

    as Kreme Cup Girl
  • Mary Yeargin

    as Kreme Cup Girl
  • Mark W. Johnson

    as Sheriff
  • Jody Lynne

    as Party Doll
  • Joseph Woodward Jr.

    as Wedding Preacher
  • Linn Sitler

    as Real Estate Agent
  • Sara Van Horn

    as Minnie Belle
  • John Mulrooney

    as Talk Show Host
  • Peter Cook

    as First English Reporter
  • Kim Smith

    as Second English Reporter
  • David Sibley

    as Third English Reporter
  • Jamila Massey

    as Bystander
  • Ryan Ward

    as Heckler #1
  • Steven O'Donnell

    as Heckler #2
  • Bejay Baddin

    as Teenage Girl #1
  • Kelly Marcel

    as Teenage Girl #2
  • Julie Balloo

    as Female Fan
  • Ruth Kettlewell

    as Dowager
  • John Tordoff

    as Cockney Porter
  • Keith McDaniel

    as Haney's Big House Dancer
  • Stephanie Pope

    as Haney's Big House Dancer
  • Lorraine Fields

    as Haney's Big House Dancer
  • Rufus Thomas

    as Haney's Big House Dancer
  • Maurice Miller

    as Haney's Big House Dancer
  • Susan Lonergan

    as Rebel Room Dancer
  • Bonnie Beutler

    as Rebel Room Dancer
  • Snowy Winters

    as Rebel Room Dancer
  • Priscilla Harris

    as Honky-Tonk Angel
  • John Bloom

    as Dewey 'Daddy-O' Phillips
  • Tike Kerby

    as Rebel Room Dancer (uncredited)
  • Darrell Kiedo

    as Haney's Big House Dancer (uncredited)
  • Scott Sumers

    as Graceland Fan #1 (uncredited)
  • Chris Solari

    as Rebel Room Dancer
  • Jimmie Vaughan

    as Roland Janes
Editing Lisa Day Editor
Production Mark Victor Executive Producer
Camera Affonso Beato Director of Photography
Production Adam Fields Producer
Production Michael Grais Executive Producer
Writing Murray Silver Jr. Novel
Editing Pembroke J. Herring Editor
Writing Myra Lewis Williams Novel
Editing Bert Lovitt Editor
Writing Jim McBride Screenplay
Directing Jim McBride Director
Writing Jack Baran Screenplay
Production Judith Holstra Casting
Art David Nichols Production Design
Art Kathleen M. McKernin Set Designer
Production Jeffrey Posson Casting Assistant
Production Ross T. Fanger Location Manager
Production Howard Gibbins Location Manager
Production Karen Penhale Associate Producer
Art Lisa Fischer Set Decoration
Production Jack Baran Associate Producer
Sound Joe Mulherin Music Supervisor
Art Lauren E. Polizzi Set Designer
Production Susan Peck Casting Assistant
Crew Karen Penhale Post Production Supervisor
Directing Benita Brazier Script Supervisor
Production Jilly Gutteridge Location Manager
Art Neal Thompson Title Designer
Production Art Levinson Co-Executive Producer
Production Karen Penhale Production Coordinator
Art Jon Spirson Art Direction
Costume & Make-Up Tracy Tynan Costume Design
Production Art Levinson Unit Production Manager
Production Kathy Sykes Production Manager
Directing Sally Jones Script Supervisor
Crew Dick Ziker Stunts
Crew Steve M. Davison Stunt Coordinator
Crew Tim A. Davison Stunts
Crew Buddy Joe Hooker Stunts
Crew Janet Brady Stunts