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3000 Miles to Graceland (2001)

A gang of ex-cons rob a casino during Elvis convention week.

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It was an ingenious enough plan: rob the Riviera Casino's count room during an Elvis impersonator convention. But Thomas Murphy decided to keep all the money for himself and shot all his partners, including recently-freed ex-con Michael Zane. With $3.2 million at stake, the Marshals Service closing in, and single mom Cybil Waingrow and her son Jesse constantly confounding things, Michael must track down Murphy. Written by Jeff Cross

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Rated R for strong violence, sexuality and language | See all certifications »

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23 February 2001 (USA)  »

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3000 millas al infierno  »

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Budget:

$62,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$7,160,521 (USA) (23 February 2001)

Gross:

$15,738,632 (USA) (13 April 2001)
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The album that Michael autographs in the elevator is in fact the soundtrack to It Happened at the World's Fair (1963), the movie where Kurt Russell kicked the shins of the real Elvis Presley. See more »

Goofs

When Murphy goes into the bathroom at the hotel after the robbery, the shaving brush moves between shots and the razor disappears altogether. See more »

Quotes

Murphy: You know the golden rule: fuck the gold. He who has a nickel-plated makes the rules.
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Crazy Credits

Kurt Russel lip-synchs to Elvis Presley's "Such a Night" in front of scenes of Las Vegas while the movie's other characters dance around and point their guns. See more »

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References Sybil (1976) See more »

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Murphy's Law
Written and Performed by The Fuzz Brothers
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Overwrought, entertaining actioner that pleases
1 February 2006 | by (Mountains of Madness) – See all my reviews

Costner's best bad guy role since Eastwood's "A Perfect World". He is an Elvis-loving criminal who robs a casino with his buddies and proceeds with plans to annihilate them all before they can collect their share of the loot. Simple set-up, heavy-handed execution.

The thing is, though, it works as mindless, forgettable trash. Director Demian Lichtenstein is clearly churning out his Boys Own Gun Movie and he does so with unapologetic enthusiasm and not a single concession to political correctness. Which is refreshing.

As usual, Kurt Russell is fine as the guy Costner underestimates and gets a world of trouble from. The climax is predictable, unfortunately, and doesn't leave us with much to chew on, but the overwrought stylings are the thing.

The shoot-outs are big and brassy, and there is much collateral damage to be had. The Elvis angle is misleading because it suggests a lighter movie in the "Honeymoon in Vegas" mold; but there is no lightness here, just nihilism and firearm fetishism.


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