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|Fun in Acapulco|
Actors: Elvis Presley, Ursula Andress, Elsa Cardenas, Paul Lukas, Larry Domasin
Director: Richard Thorpe
Genres: Classics, Comedy, Drama, Music Video & Concerts, Musicals & Performing Arts
Rocking and rolling south of the border, "Fun in Acapulco" finds Elvis starring as Mike Windgren, a recently unemployed boat hand who finds work as a lifeguard and singer at a local hotel. Clashing with a rival lifeguard ... more »
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(4 out of 5 stars)
"There was a valid reason for why Elvis was called the king of rock; he was on top and he reigned the entire time he was live, and now, even in death, he manages to sell more and more albums and be enjoyed by new generations. This Elvis movie is a personal favorite of mine. The on-location filming makes it spectacular and Elvis is truly in top form in this delightful movie. You can watch it with the whole family, and, with the exception of one pretty gruesome fist fight scene, with young children as well. Elvis sings a number of Spanish-tinged numbers and does a great performance at the El Troubadour of "Bossa Nova Baby." The plot works well, and the story is fun if you can imagine Elvis Presley being a singer in Mexico in the early '60's. The four Beatles acutally went to see this movie when the came over to the states early in their career. Elvis does his own stunts in this film, but does not do the cliff diving scene. The cliff diving scene is really spectacular and really gives this film a unique dimension that many of his other films were missing due to tight budgets. A great Elvis vehicle, you can enjoy it now, 40 years later (whewww...hard to believe it's that old now) and be transported back to a lovely time of innocence and fun. Ursala Andress is a delight and had great on-screen chemistry with the king. I wish that she had made more appearances in Elvis movies as she was easily as good as Elvis as an actor.Buy it for your collection so that you can watch it for years to come, and pass it along to the youngsters to let the next generation enjoy!!Betty Jennings"
Elvis and that Bossa Nova Baby beat.
Josh P. | 11/09/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)
""Fun In Acapulco" might look like it on-screen, but it wasn't fun in Acapulco for Elvis or Ursula Andress. Both of them were learning new languages. Ursula Andress was just learning English (reason for her voiced being dubbed in "Dr. No"), and Elvis had to learn Spanish because some of the songs he sang have Spanish lyrics. So it was hard work for them. You have to hear Elvis sing in Spanish. It's so different. Here, he plays a former circus performer who comes to Acapulco to get away from his past. He's hired as a lifeguard at a hotel, and sings for the guests at night. Being a lifeguard wasn't easy, because when he was in the circus, he was in the acrobats. On one swing he missed his partner who fell to the ground and resulted in a terrible accident. When a rival lifeguard learns about it, he challenges him to dive again since now Elvis' character is afraid of heights. He's finally able to gain back his courage, beats up the rival Alejandro Rey in a great fight scene, and climbs to the highest clif and makes the highest dive. He wins the heart of Ursula Andress, too. Great latin rhythm, latin love, and latin themed Elvis flick."
hev72 | Illinois | 01/16/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I am a big Elvis fan, and this movie is by far my favorite one! It has everything....catchy songs....Elvis chasing the girls....you name it!If you are a fan and have not seen this movie, I highly recommend it!"
ELVIS AT HIS MACHO SWINGIN' BEST!
Josh P. | 04/19/1999
(4 out of 5 stars)
"COMBINE ELVIS,URSULA ANDRESS,AND THE MEXICAN HEAT AND WHAT DO YOU HAVE? A SPICY ENCHILADA OF A FILM.-THAT'S WHAT. ELVIS IS IN MEXICO TO FORGET HIS PAST AS A TRAPEZE ARTIST WITH A QUESTIONABLE FAMILY BACKGROUND. HE ENCOUNTERS MUCH MORE THAN A BULL IN THIS MEMORABLE FILM. THE SONGS ARE SWINGIN' "BOSSA NOVA" AND "RHUMBA IN A SPORTS CAR". AND HE EVENS DABBLES IN A LITTLE MARIACHI MUSIC IN THE CLASSIC " GUADALAJARA". THE SCENERY IS LUSH AND BEAUTIFUL AND THE CLIFFS ARE BREATHTAKING. SEE IT AGAIN AND ENJOY MEXICO!"