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3000 Miles to Graceland

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3000 Miles to Graceland
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Genre: Crime
Comedy
Thriller
Starring: Kurt Russell
Kevin Costner
Courteney Cox Arquette
Christian Slater
Kevin Pollak
David Arquette
Jon Lovitz
Howie Long
Thomas Haden Church
Bokeem Woodbine
Ice-T
Photography: Color
Release Date: February 23, 2001
Country: United States
Prequel: N/A
Sequel: N/A


3000 Miles to Graceland is a 2001 crime comedy starring Kurt Russell and Kevin Costner.

Plot

Parolees Michael Zane (Russell) and Thomas Murphy (Costner) make a heist in Las Vegas and go on a road trip, but separately.

Why It Sucks

  1. Poorly written story.
  2. Weak characters.
  3. The main characters have little to no screen time together, except in the earlier scenes.
  4. Plot holes (primarily the scenes that involve Michael hanging out with Cybil and her son, Jesse)
  5. Pointless cameos by Jon Lovitz, Thomas Haden Church, Bokeem Woodbine, Howie Long and Ice-T.

Redeeming Qualities

  1. The costumes that our main characters wear are authentic and bear major resemblances to Elvis himself.
  2. The shootout scene was pretty awesome.
  3. Interesting idea of having two crooks pose as Elvis Presley.
  4. Some of the dialogue is extremely funny.
  5. The film ends with Michael pretending to sing Such A Night" during the credits.

Reception

3000 Miles to Graceland received primarily negative reviews from critics and audiences. The film currently holds a 14% on Rotten Tomatoes with an average of 3.5 out 10 and a critic consensus that reads "While the premise sounds promising, the movie turns out to be a tedious and unnecessarily violent heist movie that's low on laughs and leaves no cliche unturned."

Box Office

3000 Miles to Graceland opened up at #3 on its opening weekend with a domestic gross of $7,160,521. The total domestic gross was $15,749,959. It made $2,970,216 in foreign markets. The film made a worldwide gross of $18,720,175 against its $62 million budget making it a box office disaster. Following the poor theatrical gross, the film made money on VHS and DVD sales.

Awards and nominations

The film was nominated for five Golden Raspberry Awards including Worst Picture and Worst Actor for Kevin Costner, but lost all of the awards to Freddy Got Fingered.