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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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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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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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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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When the film finished shooting, Kevin Costner and Kurt Russell disagreed about the way the film should feel. The studio let both stars edit their own versions which were then shown to test audiences. Russell's cut was more comedy oriented and focused on his character's relationship with Cybil (Courteney Cox) while Costner's was more action oriented. See more »

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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 »

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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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Then, there is an out-take with Kevin Costner and Kurt Russell. Kevin Costner says "You're going back, Michael, back to the future!" See more »

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References Angel Heart (1987) See more »

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by Blues Saraceno / James Keegan
Performed by Transmission OK
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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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