Hounddog (2008)

Hounddog
Type Feature Film
MPAA Rating R
Runtime 1hr 33mins.
Genres Drama, Period
Keywords 1950s, coming-of-age
Status Released
US Release Date
  
Name Credit Credited as Role Id Sort Order
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Matthew V Campbell Assistant Director n/a 163 5000002
Kelly R Tenney Production Manager n/a 305 5000001
Edward Lachman Director of Photography n/a 120780 6000002
Stephen Thompson Photography n/a 120835 6000003
Andrew Marcus Editor n/a 172 7000002
Sabine Hoffmann Editor n/a 172 7000001
Deborah Kampmeier Screenplay n/a 120778 4000001
Kerri Watts Associate Producer n/a 171 3000021
Gabrielle Berberich Co-Producer n/a 170 3000016
Kathi Scharer Co-Producer n/a 170 3000015
Kelly R Tenney Co-Producer n/a 170 3000014
Chris Hanley Co-Producer n/a 170 3000017
Jim Czarnecki Co-Producer n/a 170 3000018
Richard Bosworth Associate Producer n/a 171 3000020
John P McAteer Associate Producer n/a 171 3000019
Christopher Pensiero Editor n/a 172 7000003
Gisburg Smialek Music n/a 120781 8000001
Victoria Wood Wig Maker n/a 121096 13000005
Jason Willis Special Makeup Effects n/a 120881 13000004
Joelle Troisi Makeup Makeup Department Head 353 13000003
Michael Rayle Sound Mixer n/a 230 14000001
Pamela Williamson Production Accountant n/a 282 16000001
John Copeman Stunt Coordinator n/a 120804 19000001
Joann Fregalette Jansen Choreographer n/a 120803 17000001
Jo Jo Stephens Hair Stylist n/a 120799 13000002
Leigh Leverett Costume Designer n/a 169 13000001
Nora Felder Music Producer n/a 323 8000003
Budd Carr Music Producer n/a 323 8000002
Timothy Grimes Production Designer n/a 164 9000001
Craig Fincannon Casting Director n/a 157 10000001
Mary Vernieu Casting Director n/a 157 10000003
Lisa Mae Fincannon Casting Director n/a 157 10000002
Sam Froelich Executive Producer n/a 174 3000013
Corey Ribotsky Executive Producer n/a 174 3000012
Tom Oppenheim Actor Mechanic 1 1000013
Jody Thompson Actor Preacher 1 1000012
Frank Hoyt Taylor Actor Doctor 1 1000011
Sean Wallace Actor Boy 1 1 1000014
William Yelton Actor Boy 2 1 1000015
Grenaldo Frazier Actor Musician 1 (vocals) 1 1000017
Oliver Clayton-Luce Actor Boy 3 1 1000016
Jill Scott Actor Big Momma Thornton 1 1000010
Christoph Sanders Actor Wooden's Boy 1 1000009
Isabelle Fuhrman Actor Grasshopper 1 1000004
David Morse Actor Daddy 1 1000003
Robin Wright Actor Stranger Lady 1 1000002
Cody Hanford Actor Buddy 1 1000005
Piper Laurie Actor Grammie 1 1000006
Ryan Pelton Actor Elvis Presley 1 1000008
Afemo Omilami Actor Charles 1 1000007
Charlie Lucas Actor Musician 2 (guitar) 1 1000018
Herman McCloud Actor Musician 3 (drums) 1 1000019
Lawrence Robins Producer n/a 3 3000007
Jen Gatien Producer n/a 3 3000006
Roberta Hanley Producer n/a 3 3000005
Robin Wright Executive Producer n/a 174 3000008
Stacey Bakula Executive Producer n/a 174 3000009
Rebecca Cleary Executive Producer n/a 174 3000011
Henri Kessler Executive Producer n/a 174 3000010
Scott Franklin Producer n/a 3 3000004
Terry Leonard Producer n/a 3 3000003
Chandler McIntyre Actor Buddy's Mother 1 1000021
Charlie Smalls Actor Musician 4 (bass) 1 1000020
Tim Parati Actor Bartender 1 1000022
Deborah Kampmeier Director n/a 2 2000001
Raye Dowell Producer n/a 3 3000002
Deborah Kampmeier Producer n/a 3 3000001
Dakota Fanning Actor Lewellen 1 1000001
Synopsis
In rural Alabama in the late 1950s, spirited young girl Lewellen struggles to rise above the repression that surrounds her. Lewellen lives with her stern religious zealot grandmother, Grammie, but spends most of her time down the hill with her much-adored Daddy in his falling down shack. Daddy is wild and rough and frequently brings home a beautiful but troubled woman who has a mysterious history with him and comes and goes when his drink and abuse becomes too much for her. But while she's around, Lewellen's longing heart reaches for her love. Lewellen is deeply talented and finds comfort and safety, as well as a place to put her hurt and rage, in the music of Elvis Presley. When Elvis Presley comes to town for a concert, Lewellen is desperate to go but has no money for a ticket. Her best friend, Buddy, trying to get her a ticket, arranges for her to do her Elvis impersonation for a local teenager in exchange for tickets to the concert. During the impersonation, the teenager attacks Lewellen and steals her innocence. The attack leaves Lewellen feeling alone and hopeless. It is only the caretaker Charles who can see the spirit in Lewellen and save her soul. He teaches her to use The Blues to turn her tragedy into a gift. Lewellen ultimately finds her true voice, giving her the strength and courage to walk away from her past and into her future.