Hounddog is a 2007 American coming-of-age drama film written, directed & produced by Deborah Kampmeier, which premiered at the 2007 Sundance Film Festival on January 22, 2007 and given a limited theatrical release on September 19, 2008 by Empire Film Group & Hannover House.


Set in the American South in 1956, Lewellen (Dakota Fanning), a precocious, troubled young girl finds a safe haven in the music and movement of Elvis Presley.


  • Dakota Fanning as Lewellen
  • Isabelle Fuhrman as Wanda "Grasshopper"
  • Piper Laurie as Grannie
  • Jill Scott as Big Mama Thornton
  • David Morse as Lou
  • Robin Wright Penn as Ellen
  • Christoph Sanders as Wooden's Boy
  • Cody Hanford as Buddy
  • Afemo Omilami as Charles
  • Ryan Pelton as Elvis Presley
  • Sean A. Wallace as Boy
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