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
The head of the studio behind the picture, Elie Samaha, was successfully sued by his German finance partner, Barry Baeres, in 2004 for fraudulently "padding" the budgets of the films he was producing. Baeres company, Intertainment, was paying a percentage for the films, based on the budgets. It is believed, due to Samaha's deception, that Baeres may have paid one hundred million dollars more than he had to. The lawsuit ended up causing the closure of Franchise Pictures. See more »
When the black Elvis Presley impersonator approaches Murphy and tries to talk to him, he is behind, then suddenly next to, then suddenly in front of him. See more »
Alright, Murphy, if you're not coming out, then we're coming in after you.
You don't want any of me!
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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 »
You know the golden rule: f*ck the gold. He who has a nickel-plated makes the rules.
OK, it a piece of trash. It is one of those guilty pleasures of mine. You know, the movie you are not supposed to like, but can't resist every time it comes on.
I mean, look at this cast: Kevin Costner from The BodyGuard, one of my favorites; Kurt Russell from Grindhouse; Christian Slater and Howie Long from Broken Arrow; Kevin Pollak from Hostage; Ice-T as the token rapper; and the best part of all, Courteney Cox, in a role that is so far from Friends that it is a classic.
This film is funny (Jon Lovitz), sweet (David Kaye), and has more action than you could ever ask for in a heist film. It has showgirls, an Elvis convention, and, I don't care if people diss Costner, Russell, and Cox, the film is just fun to watch.
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