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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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Damitry
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Franklin
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Hamilton (as Ice T)
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Otto Sinclair
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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

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Crime Is King.


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

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23 February 2001 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

3000 millas al infierno  »

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Box Office

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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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The gas station that explodes, is at Eldorado Canyon, approximately 55 miles from Las Vegas, and the site of a (now unused) gold mine. The plane used as a canopy over the pumps, is an original 60's vintage Grumman OV-1 Mohawk attack aircraft and is still there at the side of the road as of August 2013. The gold mine is a tourist attraction. See more »

Goofs

When the police show up at Cybils house after she called 911 her front door opens to the right. When Murphy goes to the house after they leave the door opens to the left. 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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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 »

Connections

Spoofs The Wild Bunch (1969) See more »

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Inner Dimension Spectrum
by Morgan Harris
Performed by Morgan Harris
Courtesy of Lightstone Entertainment
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Rest Of Film Can't Match The Wild Beginning
25 October 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This started with such great style, color and pizazz, I thought I had discovered a real "sleeper," a film I didn't expect to be good that was turning out to be very entertaining.

Well, after the big Las Vegas heist and shortly thereafter when we got a full look at the wild characters and even wilder action scenes, the film settled down and the dialog took over. Unfortunately, that was the film's downfall as the dialog is either incredibly stupid and-or annoying in the second half of this movie. Most annoying was this young kid, you know - the smart-ass kind that says things NO kid his age would say in real life. He also had a foul mouth, and I don't like to see that from young kids.

All the characters in here are pretty much low-life people, the worst being the one played by Kevin Costner, who seemed to relish this role. If you like low-class people, you'll like this story. I gave it points for the style and the fast-moving story, but it's too unpleasant overall for me.


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