Elvis Has Left the Building

Elvis Has Left the Building is a 2004 black comedy film directed by Joel Zwick and starring Kim Basinger as a cosmetics saleswoman who accidentally kills a series of Elvis impersonators as they travel to a convention in Las Vegas.[1] John Corbett plays an advertising executive and her love interest. Tom Hanks has a cameo appearance as one of the dead Elvis impersonators. Angie Dickinson plays Basinger's mother, a former mechanic for the real Elvis.

Elvis Has Left the Building
DVD cover
Directed byJoel Zwick[1]
Produced bySharon Harel
Tova Laiter
Jane Barclay
Susanne Bohnet
Nava Levin
Manfred D. Heid
Gerd Koechlin
Josef Lautenschlager
Hannah Leader
Andreas Thiesmeyer
Written byMitchell Ganem
Adam-Michael Garber
StarringJohn Corbett
Kim Basinger
Annie Potts
Sean Astin
Mike Starr
Phill Lewis
Denise Richards
Philip Charles MacKenzie
Tom Hanks
Music byDavid Kitay
CinematographyPaul Elliott
Edited byHeather Persons
Capitol Films
Equity Pictures Medienfonds GmbH & Co. KG
Distributed byLionsgate
Release date
August 27, 2004
Running time
90 minutes
CountryUnited States
Budget$11.5 million


The film opens with Harmony (Basinger) driving down a long, winding road, the music of Elvis playing on the radio. She feels that her life is empty and artificial. She is a traveling cosmetic saleswoman, setting up "Pink Lady" training seminars in the western portion of the United States. When she is asked if she's "one of those Mary Kaye ladies," she replies, "No, we're pink, they're more salmon." While she is popular and successful selling "Pink Lady," there is nothing real or honest in her life.

As Harmony travels around the country, trying to figure out what is missing from her life, Elvis impersonators keep dying in her wake. She is romantically pursued by Miles (Corbett).


These songs appear in the film, listed alphabetically.


  1. ^ a b "Elvis Has Left the Building". The New York Times.

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