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3000 Miles to Graceland (2001)

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

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Jay Peterson
Howie Long ...
Hamilton (as Ice T)
Otto Sinclair
Roller Elvis


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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


Crime Is King.

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Release Date:

23 February 2001 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

3000 millas al infierno  »

Filming Locations:


Box Office


$42,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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


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

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs


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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


Body count: 44, nearly all of whom are killed by Murphy. 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 »


Damitry: Alright, Murphy, if you're not coming out, then we're coming in after you.
Murphy: You don't want any of me!
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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 »


References The Andy Griffith Show (1960) See more »


by Jerry Leiber (as Jerry Lieber) / Mike Stoller
Performed by Elvis Presley
Courtesy of The RCA Music Group, a unit of BMG 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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