Fun in Acapulco (1963)
Front Cover Actor Back Cover
Elvis Presley Mike Windgren
Ursula Andress Marguerita Dauphin
Elsa Cardenas Dolores Gomez
Paul Lukas Maximillian Dauphin
Alejandro Rey Moreno
Larry Domasin Raoul Almeido
Robert Carricart Jose Garcia
Teri Hope Janie Harkins
Charles Evans Mr. Harkins
Alberto Morin Mr. Ramirez
Francisco Ortega Desk Clerk
Linda Rivera Senorita at Telegraph
Tom Hernandez Photographer
Darlene Tompkins 1st Girl
Howard McNear Dr. John Stevers
Elsa Cárdenas Dolores Gomez
Robert Alderette Taxi Driver
Marco Antonio Bullfighter
Movie Details
Genre Comedy; Music
Director Richard Thorpe
Producer Joseph H. Hazen; Paul Nathan
Writer Allan Weiss
Studio Paramount
Language English
Audience Rating PG
Running Time 1 hr 37 mins
Country USA
Color Color
In 1963 Elvis could still be energized by the music in his movies, and the production values hadn't yet descended to budget-crunching level. Thus the breezy pleasure of Fun in Acapulco, which sees the pelvis-swinger coming to life for a rousing "Bossa Nova Baby" and a clutch of faux-Mexican tunes. Nice scenery of the fabled resort, but the movie has a strange disconnect (which becomes weirdly fascinating if you keep track of it): Elvis himself is limited to standing and singing in front of rear-projection Mexican vistas, while his hard-working double bicycles down streets, strides across beaches, etc. The newly hot Ursula Andress keeps Elvis and his double company. Elvis's jobs are among his craziest movie gigs: he begins as a deckhand, is hired as a nightclub entertainer/lifeguard, but is revealed to be a trapeze artist in his former life. By the end, of course, he is also a cliff diver. --Robert Horton
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Index 809
Collection Status In Collection
Purchase Date 10/25/03
Store Best Buy
Owner JC
Links IMDB
Amazon US
Folder 007
Product Details
Format DVD
Region Region 1
Screen Ratio Widescreen 1.85:1 Color (Anamorphic)
Layers Single side, single layer
UPC 097363746348
Release Date 2003
Subtitles English
Packaging Keep Case
Audio Tracks ENGLISH: Dolby Digital 5.1 [CC]
ENGLISH: Dolby Digital Mono [CC]
FRENCH: Dolby Digital Mono
English Dolby Digital 2.0 Mono
French Dolby Digital 2.0 Mono
Nr of Disks/Tapes 1
Extra Features
Color Closed-captioned Widescreen Dolby