The story of Jerry Lee Lewis, arguably the greatest and certainly one of the wildest musicians of the 1950s. His arrogance, remarkable talent, and unconventional lifestyle often brought him into conflict with others in the industry, and even earned him the scorn and condemnation of the public.

  1. Jim McBride

    Director, Screenplay

  2. Murray Silver Jr.


  3. Myra Lewis


  4. Jack Baran


Top Billed Cast

  1. Dennis Quaid

    Dennis Quaid

    Jerry Lee Lewis

  2. Winona Ryder

    Winona Ryder

    Myra Gale Brown

  3. John Doe

    John Doe

    J.W. Brown

  4. Stephen Tobolowsky

    Stephen Tobolowsky

    Jud Phillips

  5. Alec Baldwin

    Alec Baldwin

    Jimmy Swaggart

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Great Balls of Fire!
Great Balls of Fire!


Status Released

Release Information

  • June 30, 1989


    Some material may be inappropriate for children under 13. Films given this rating may contain sexual content, brief or partial nudity, some strong language and innuendo, humor, mature themes, political themes, terror and/or intense action violence. However, bloodshed is rarely present. This is the minimum rating at which drug content is present.

Original Language English

Runtime 1h 48m

Budget -

Revenue $13,741,060.00



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