Great Balls of Fire Movie Trivia

Great Balls of Fire Trivia

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Film facts for the 1989 Drama movie starring Dennis Quaid, Winona Ryder, Alec Baldwin, Trey Wilson

Stephen Tobolowsky, John Doe, Steve Allen, Lisa Blount, Joshua Sheffield, Mojo Nixon, Jimmie Vaughan, David Ferguson, Robert Lesser, Lisa Jane Persky, Paula Person, Valerie Wellington, Booker T. Laury, Michael St. Gerard, Carol Russell, Crystal Robbins Update Cast

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Its 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.
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Jerry 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.")
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Dennis Quaid and Jerry Lee recorded a version of the song "Crazy arms" which appeared on the Soundtrack.
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Jerry 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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