Great Balls of Fire! is the biographical motion picture directed by Jim McBride about the upcoming Rock 'n' Roll pianist and singer Jerry Lee Lewis and his controversial life during the 1950s. Lewis is seen as all in one: a skilled performer with little discipline, an alcoholic, and a caring husband who sometimes beats his wife. He is also seen as a molester when it is discovered that his wife, Myra Gale Brown, is his thirteen-year-old second cousin. Portraying the leading couple, Dennis Quiad and Winona Ryder are going out with a bang, and if their goin' to hell, they'll be playin the piano there.