3000 Miles to Graceland [Import]
Ladies and gentlemen, Elvis has left the building...with $3.2 million in stolen jack. As leaders of a gang who pull off a daring Las Vegas casino heist while disguised as participants in the town's International Elvis Week, Kurt Russell and Kevin Costner are armed, dangerous and sporting hunka-hunka sets of awesome sideburns. Awesome, too, is the film's supporting cast: Coutney Cox, Christian Slater, David Arquette, Kevin Pollak, Howie Long, Ice-T, Jon Lovitz and more. Get in, strap down, hold on. 3000 Miles to Graceland, directed and co-written by Demian Lichtenstein, is one kicky, volatile, heat-seeking missle of an action thriller.
Top Customer Reviews
The director managed to rake in the big name stars to attract people to come and see the movie. Kurt Russell, Kevin Costner, Courtney Cox, David Arquette, Jon Lovitz (seriously underused), and many more, which people may recognise.
Why was I attracted to watching this movie? It comes across as being a movie about Elvis impersonators who rob a casino, and has some great stars in it. Not only do the four Elvis impersonators never perform together (now wouldn't THAT have been a sight), but Kevin Costner is quite dreadful. And I normally like him too! It's safe to say that I liked him in The Bodyguard and Robin Hood Prince of Thieves (apart from the hair!), but I get put off by the constant chain smoking! I just don't like guys (or girls, ruining their good looks) who smoke. It's a complete & utter turn off. I also like Mel Gibson - apparently I'll hate him if I ever see Payback.
Courtney Cox does little more than flaunt her body and 'get it on' with Kurt Russell. And speak with what I think was supposed to be a bad Southern accent.
Apparently there could have been another version of this. Kurt Russell had a version, which was more comedy orientated, and focused more on his relationship with Courtney Cox. Kevin Costner's version was more action orientated. And guess which one was put out to the viewing public? Kevin Costner's version. The guy has a serious of flops under his belt, yet keeps churning them out. And we're supposed to trust this guy when he brings out a film? Whatever.Read more ›
The preview emphasized the whole Elvis angle. To wit: a bunch of crooks decide to rob a Vega casino dressed as Elvises (Elvi?). Kevin Costner plays Thomas Murphy, the bastard child of Elvis. Actually, there's possibly two bastard children of Elvis in this movie. Ya see, there were 35 claimants stating that Elvis was their pop, but 33 of those DNA tests proved false. So who is the other Elvis-spawn? We're never told.
Anyway, that's all besides the point. That whole Elvis thing? That's not what the movie's about.
In fact, at first I thought the movie was about giant robot mecha. It starts with two computer generated robot-like scorpions battling each other to the death. Only they have big, grinning maws for faces. The black scorpion fights the silver scorpion. One of them is probably supposed to be the good guy. It doesn't matter, the movie seems to say, because they're both mean scorpions and you shouldn't be rooting for either one.
The first half hour of the movie is the aforementioned heist of the casino by the Elvis gang. The potential for entertainment is ruined by weird, stuttery camera shots and a total lack of rhythm. Interspersed between images of Elvis-impersonators firing machineguns are Broadway shows of elvis. But none of it gels quite right.
When we're not seeing Elvis with a gun, which apparently the director thinks is absolutely hysterical since he shows these shots over and over, we're seeing women do naughty sexual acts. Courtney Cox, in the first role as a sexual plaything that I can recall, acts as...well, a sexual plaything (unless you count Ace Ventura too).Read more ›
Most recent customer reviews
VHS seriously!! Who sells them? My mistake for not paying attention I guessPublished 2 months ago by Detlef Klahm
La seul chose que j'ai remarquer c'est que le film n'a pas l'autocolant de la régie du cinéma donc il est pas légal si le collant de la Régie est absent... Read morePublished 9 months ago by Jean-Yves Toussaint
This off beat very violent action film is not the humungous crap every one makes it out to be. Kevin Costner is superb as a Elvis obsessed pyscho. Read morePublished on May 25 2004 by Nial Westwood
A GANG OF CRIMINALS, [LEAD BY KURT RUSSELL AND KEVIN COSTNER] DRESS UP AS ELVIS TO ROB A CASINO. BUT SHORTLY THEREAFTER, ONE OF THEM BETRAYS THE GROUP AND KILLS ALMOST EVERYONE OF... Read morePublished on Dec 15 2003 by MICHAEL TAYLOR
Let's break this down and serve it up faster and hotter than one of those fried banana-and-peanut-butter sandwiches The King himself loved so much: "3000 Miles to Graceland" is one... Read morePublished on Nov. 14 2003 by Dark Mechanicus JSG
Costner is way over the top and his character is way annoying and I didnt like that about this movie. Read morePublished on Oct. 14 2003 by Michael Bolts
I don't care to much for Kevin Costner but this was a good movie. Costner and Russell do pretty good in the film and it was funny.Published on Oct. 12 2003
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