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3000 Miles to Graceland (2001)

R  |   |  Action, Comedy, Crime  |  23 February 2001 (USA)
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A gang of ex-cons rob a casino during Elvis convention week.

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Storyline

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 <blackjac_1998@yahoo.com>

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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:

$42,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

$15,738,632 (USA) (13 April 2001)
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Trivia

At the beginning when Michael catches Jesse stealing from his car. Jesse kicks Michael in the shin, just as Kurt Russell did to the real Elvis Presley in It Happened at the World's Fair (1963). See more »

Goofs

Reflected in Murphy's sunglasses as he is riding in the stolen van. See more »

Quotes

Michael Zane: Finish your fries.
Jesse Waingrow: You can't tell me what to do. You're not my dad.
Michael Zane: Didn't anybody ever tell you about starving kids in Africa?
Jesse Waingrow: Why? Are you gonna send them my fries?
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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 »

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Followed by The Road to Graceland (2001) See more »

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River of the Clouds
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Courtesy of Lightstone Entertainment
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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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