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Great Balls of Fire (1988)


Biographical movie about rock ‘n’ roll pioneer Jerry Lee Lewis which examines his troubled life, including his controversial marriage to the 13-year-old- daughter of his first cousin. Until the uproar and backlash about his marriage hit, many believed Lewis replace Elvis Presley as the King of Rock and Roll in the 1950s. The movie starred Dennis Quaid, Winona Ryder, Alec Baldwin and Arkansas native Lisa Blount.

The film was filmed on location in Marion and West Memphis, Arkansas and Memphis. The house used as Jerry Lee Lewis’ childhood home is located at 93 Military Road in Marion. The church singing scenes were shot in The Blessings Through Faith Temple Congregation Church off U.S. 70 in West Memphis.