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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

Cast overview, first billed only:
Kurt Russell ... Michael Zane
Kevin Costner ... Murphy
Courteney Cox ... Cybil Waingrow
Christian Slater ... Hanson
Kevin Pollak ... Damitry
David Arquette ... Gus
Jon Lovitz ... Jay Peterson
Howie Long ... Jack
Thomas Haden Church ... Quigley
Bokeem Woodbine ... Franklin
Ice-T ... Hamilton (as Ice T)
David Kaye ... Jesse Waingrow
Louis Lombardi ... Otto Sinclair
Shawn Michael Howard ... Roller Elvis
Michael Kopsa ... Jefferson
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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.


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

23 February 2001 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

3000 millas al infierno See more »

Filming Locations:

El Dorado Canyon, Nevada, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$62,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$7,160,521, 25 February 2001, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$15,738,632, 15 April 2001
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DTS | Dolby Digital | SDDS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Christian Slater co-stars with David Arquette in this film. Slater previously co-starred with Arquette's sister Patricia Arquette in True Romance (1993). He also had an Elvis Presley obsession in that film. See more »

Goofs

The length of Murphy's cigarette alters while he opens the bag with money that Cybil has brought him. When he starts speaking to her there's no cigarette in his mouth at all. See more »

Quotes

Michael Zane: It's time to go to work, baby.
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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 »


Soundtracks

New Disease
Lyrics by Tommy Decker
Music by Jonny Santos / Mike Sarkisyan / Tommy Decker / Rob Garcia
Performed by Spineshank
Used by permission of Roadrunner Records
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Overwrought, entertaining actioner that pleases
1 February 2006 | by fertilecelluloidSee 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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