Great Balls of Fire Trivia
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Rewind ArchiveIts sometimes said that the scenes of hands playing the piano were actually the hands of Jerry Lee Lewis himself, but actually, those hands belonged to professional pianist "Jason D. Williams". Both the filmmakers and Jason D. Williams have stated this.
Rewind ArchiveJerry Lee was (and is) called "the Killer" mostly because that's what he calls other people (for instance, in the movie, he shows his friend the pianist at Haney's Big House, his first record and exclaims "hey, killer, take a look at that" and later, after bringing the house down at the Alan Freed Paramount show, by setting his piano on fire, tells Chuck Berry to "follow that, killer.")
Rewind ArchiveDennis Quaid and Jerry Lee recorded a version of the song "Crazy arms" which appeared on the Soundtrack.
Thanks to JarrettJerry Lee felt the movie portrayed him as dumb.
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There's often fake stuff floating round, y'know? -Like the 'ghost boy' that can allegedly be seen in "Three Men And A Baby".
But, nothing bogus that we know yet for "Great Balls of Fire".
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1989 Orion Pictures
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