Great Balls of Fire! (1989)


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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LetMeWatchThis Score: 6.2/10 from 118 votes
Release Date: 1989-06-30
Status: Released
Run time: 108 min / 1:48
Production Studio : Orion Pictures
Production Country: United States of America


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
Jimmie Vaughan
as Roland Janes
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


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