Great Balls Of Fire


1h 48m 1989

Brief Synopsis

Based on rock 'n' roll star Jerry Lee Lewis' life, focusing on the years of his marriage to his 13-year-old cousin Myra.

Film Details

Also Known As
Great Balls of Fire!
MPAA Rating
Release Date
1989
Production Company
Chet Leonard
Location
Memphis, Tennessee, USA; Arkansas, USA; London, England, United Kingdom

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 48m

Synopsis

Based on rock 'n' roll star Jerry Lee Lewis' life, focusing on the years of his marriage to his 13-year-old cousin Myra.

Crew

Merlon Adams

Driver

Lindsay Alexandre

Driver

Barry Altenhoff

Carpenter

Dan Apleby

Other

Jan Archibald

Hair

Enid Arias

Hair

Cynthia Armstrong

Casting Associate

Eddy Arnold

Song

Richard Arrington

Makeup

Kenny Atherfold

Grip

Gene Autry

Song Performer

Charles Axton

Song

James Babineaux

Best Boy

Jack Baran

Assistant Director

Jack Baran

Associate Producer

Jack Baran

Screenplay

Jack Baran

Music

Jere Barrier

Craft Service

Jim Barth

Foreman

Kip Bartlett

Driver

Kevin Bartnof

Foley Artist

Gerry Bates

Boom Operator

Alfonso Beato

Director Of Photography

Jamaine Bell

Production Assistant

Richard Bell

Other

Gloria Belz

Makeup

John Bernard

Assistant Director

Beth Bernstein

Assistant Production Coordinator

Chuck Bianchi

Swing Gang

Otis Blackwell

Song

Peter Bloor

Gaffer

Timothy Board

Assistant Editor

Sally Boldt

Music Editor

Janet Brady

Stunts

Irene Brafstein

Other

Benita Brazier

Script Supervisor

Jackie Brenston

Song Performer

Jackie Brenston

Song

Chris Bromley

Production Assistant

Ann Brown

Other

Laura Brown

Driver

Robert Bruce

Electrician

Lorraine Bubar

Visual Effects

Charley Bob Burnham

Driver

Lida Burris

Location Assistant

Gary Burritt

Negative Cutting

Rosemary Burrows

Costume Supervisor

William H Burton

Stunts

Michael E Cain

Driver

Tricia Cameron

Hair

G Caple

Song

Joan Carpenter

Hair

Steve Chambers

Stunts

Tom Clark

Electrician

Lee Cleary

Assistant Director

David Clowney

Song

Wayne Coker

Hair

Marguerite Condon

Art Department Coordinator

Phil Corey

Special Effects

Dave Cortez

Song Performer

Rick Dangel

Song

Sunny David

Song

John Davis

Wardrobe Assistant

Steve M Davison

Stunt Coordinator

Tim A Davison

Stunts

Lisa Day

Editor

Brad Dechter

Original Music

Bonita Dehaven

Makeup

Al Dexter

Song

Gay Difusco

Music

Jeff Dixon

Stand-In

Bill Doggett

Song Performer

Kifer Donahoo

Video Playback

Naomi Donne

Makeup

Russell Eaton

Apprentice

Jim Ehinger

Advisor

Phil Elins

Production Assistant

Wayne Elliott

Driver

Jack English

Gaffer

Julia Evershade

Sound Editor

John Exum

Carpenter

Ross Taylor Fanger

Location Manager

John Paul Fasal

Sound

Robert Feldman

Song

Adam Fields

Producer

David Fingerhut

Swing Gang

Bob Firneno

Driver

Frank Firneno

Driver

Lisa Fischer

Set Decorator

Mark Ford

Song Performer

Howard Fox

Grip

Wayne French

Driver

Fred Gabrielli

Caterer

Howard Gibbins

Location Manager

George Gibbs

Special Effects

John Gibson

Driver

Tom Gilbert

Driver

Haven Gillespie

Song

Jerry Goldstein

Song

Richard Gottehrer

Song

Michael Grais

Executive Producer

Lorraine Gray

Video Assist/Playback

John Greek

Song

Johnny Greenan

Song

Scott Grusin

Music Editor

Gilly Gutteridge

Location Manager

Deborah A Hall

Production Assistant

Graham Hall

Other

Jerry Hamilton

Carpenter

Jack Hammer

Song

Keith Hamshere

Photography

Peter Hancock

Property Master

Mike Haney

Sound

Marguerite Happy

Stunts

Ron Hargrave

Song

Barbara Harris

Adr

Kimberly Harris

Sound Editor

Lorenz Hart

Song

Ted Hauser

Assistant Camera Operator

Pembroke J. Herring

Editor

Ellen Heuer

Foley Artist

Petur Hliddal

Sound Mixer

Greg Holden

Assistant

Judith Holstra

Casting

Dinah Holt

Makeup

Buddy Joe Hooker

Stunts

Kevin Hughes

Property Master

James Humphreys

Driver

Tim Hutchinson

Art Director

Paul Iski

Dolly Grip

James Wesley Johnson

Driver

Benson Jones

Transportation Captain

Sally Jones

Script Supervisor

Bill Justis

Song

Bill Justis

Song Performer

Tony Kadell

Music Editor

Kathy Katz

Craft Service

Martin Kenzie

Other

John Kivlen

Office Assistant

Rick Klein

Sound

James Kriegsmann

Song

Robert Labarreare

Carpenter

Bill Landrum

Choreographer

Jacqui Landrum

Choreographer

Jim Lapidus

Costume Supervisor

Booker T Laury

Song Performer

Chet Leonard

Cable Operator

Michael Levine

Camera Operator

Art Levinson

Co-Executive Producer

Art Levinson

Unit Production Manager

Jerry Lee Lewis

Other

Jerry Lee Lewis

Song Performer

Jerry Lee Lewis

Technical Advisor

Jerry Lee Lewis

Song

Myra Lewis

Book As Source Material

Lisa Lovaas

Costumes

Bert Lovitt

Editor

Bernie Lowe

Song

Christopher Lyons

Electrician

Lynn Maffessoli

Other

Sidney Manker

Song

Kal Mann

Song

Johnny Marks

Song

Bob Marshak

Photography

Steve Maslow

Sound

Michael Mason

Music Arranger

Benjamin Matlock

Carpenter

Jim Mcbride

Music

Jim Mcbride

Screenplay

Kathleen Mckernin

Set Designer

James Methany

Sound Editor

C Robert Miller

Carpenter

Dennis Milliken

Transportation Coordinator

C Moman

Song

Chuck Montgomery

Production Assistant

Sue Bea Montgomery

Assistant

Ralph Mooney

Song

Anne Moosman

Accounting Assistant

Jerry Morrow

Driver

Joe Mulherin

Music Supervisor

Joe Mulherin

Song

David Nall

Stand-In

Tracy Neftzger

Key Grip

Edward G Nelson

Song

Steven Nelson

Song

Joe Nettles

Song Performer

F Newman

Song

David Nichols

Production Designer

David W Nims

Dolly Grip

Robert O'bleness

Electrician

Johnny O'keefe

Song

Antonio Ortiz

Carpenter

Dave Owens

Song

Mark Pappas

Foley Editor

James Paris

Song

Nick Pastrano

Driver

Mike Patrick

Driver

Kevin Patterson

Video Playback

Tyler Patton

Property Master Assistant

Les Paul

Song Performer

Film Details

Also Known As
Great Balls of Fire!
MPAA Rating
Release Date
1989
Production Company
Chet Leonard
Location
Memphis, Tennessee, USA; Arkansas, USA; London, England, United Kingdom

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 48m

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Released in United States Summer June 30, 1989

Released in United States on Video December 21, 1989

Released in United States September 1989

Released in United States September 15, 1989

Shown at Deauville Film Festival September 1-11, 1989.

Opening film at San Sebastian Film Festival September 15, 1989.

Began shooting October 31, 1988.

Completed shooting March 1989.

A more positive ending was shot after preview audiences voted against the depressing original ending.

Released in United States Summer June 30, 1989

Released in United States on Video December 21, 1989

Released in United States September 1989 (Shown at Deauville Film Festival September 1-11, 1989.)

Released in United States September 15, 1989 (Opening film at San Sebastian Film Festival September 15, 1989.)