This is the fourth time Kurt Russell has suited up as Elvis (It Happened at the World's Fair, the 1979 Elvis TV biopic directed by John Carpenter, and a voice cameo as the King in Forrest Gump). You could also say it's the fifth time he's been invclved with the character, as when he was a kid, he had a bit part in a movie where he kicks Elvis himself in the shin.
Box Office Bomb: It grossed $18,720,175 worldwide, a shade over three-tenths of its $62 million budget. Its failure was a factor in Franchise Pictures dying out by the end of the decade (along with the company's Hollywood Accounting).
Dueling Movies: WITH ITSELF! Apparently, Kevin Costner and Kurt Russell disagreed about the film's tone and so the studio let each actor cut their own version for test audiences. Russell's film was more of a black comedy that focused more on the relationship with the Courteney Cox character while Costner's film was dark and violent. It is reported that most of the finished film is from the Costner cut.