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Great Balls of Fire
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Great Balls of Fire 1989

From Amazon: Dennis Quaid's delightfully over-the-top performance dominates this 1989 biopic about the life, times, and music of rocker Jerry Lee "the Killer" Lewis. It's all here: his snazzy threads, his devil-may-care Southern charm, his mane of golden hair, his underage girlfriends (Lewis's infamous marriage to his 13-year-old cousin, played here by Winona Ryder, and its effect on his career is a big part of the story), his fascination with "the devil's music" (much to the chagrin of cousin Jimmy Swaggart, portrayed by Alec Baldwin), and of course the classic tunes like "Great Balls of Fire" and "Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On." Director Jim McBride...

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Alec BaldwinAlec Baldwin
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Great Balls of Fire Movie Review by Movie Addict (4/6/2007)

You might be a redneck if you go to family reunions looking for a date. Jerry Lee Lewis (Dennis Quaid) scandalized the world when he hooked up with the 13-year-old daughter (Winona Ryder) of his cousin.

That story and the musical genius of Jerry Lee pretty much sums up this film. Oh, yes, there is the conflict with his...

(complete Great Balls of Fire review by Movie Addict)

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