3000 Miles to Graceland

February 23rd, 2001


3000 Miles to Graceland

No valid json found

Still of Kevin Costner and Courteney Cox in 3000 Miles to GracelandStill of Kevin Costner, Christian Slater, David Arquette, Kurt Russell and Bokeem Woodbine in 3000 Miles to GracelandStill of Kevin Costner, Christian Slater, David Arquette, Kurt Russell and Bokeem Woodbine in 3000 Miles to GracelandStill of Kurt Russell and Courteney Cox in 3000 Miles to GracelandStill of Christian Slater, David Arquette and Kurt Russell in 3000 Miles to GracelandStill of Kurt Russell in 3000 Miles to Graceland

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

Release Year: 2001

Rating: 5.7/10 (24,754 voted)

Critic's Score: 21/100

Director: Demian Lichtenstein

Stars: Kurt Russell, Kevin Costner, Courteney Cox

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.

Writers: Richard Recco, Demian Lichtenstein

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

Taglines: Crime Is King.


Official Website: Official Site from Warner Brothers | Warner Bros. |

Release Date: 23 February 2001

Filming Locations: 2400 Kingsway, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Box Office Details

Budget: $42,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend: $7,160,521 (USA) (25 February 2001) (2545 Screens)

Gross: $15,738,632 (USA) (15 April 2001)

Technical Specs


Did You Know?

The film is dedicated to Isabella Rogers and Derek Grieves.

Errors in geography: While in the Boise Courthouse, they say "Boise County Court is now in session." The city of Boise is not in Boise County but in Ada County.

Michael Zane: I've got good news and bad news.
Jesse Waingrow: What's the good news?
Michael Zane: Your mom's in the trunk.
Jesse Waingrow: What's the bad news?
Michael Zane: She's still alive.

User Review

Costner and Russells' Revenge

Rating: 8/10

Scrolling through the 135+ comments, I'm amazed at how outraged so many viewers are at the "excessive violence," "explicit sex," "foul language," etc., etc., etc. C'mon. A film is advertised as Elvises robbing a Las Vegas casino during an Elvis convention. How much more lead in do you want? You expect, action, thrills and ... content? Amazing. Listen. This is one of the funniest, outrageous films I've seen in a long time. Yes. The story's incredible. But, in any film, we have to consider the level at which we're willing to "buy in." I mean, some people were outraged at the farting scenes in Shrek. Now, they're complaining because Russell and Costner-- especially the latter-- are too violent. Well, let's go back a year or so when Russell and Costner both made Wyatt Earp films, playing the title roles. From my view, both vehicles were ghastly but entertaining. So, I submit that what we have here is the COSTNER and RUSSELL Revenge vehicle. Costner is always on the leafy edge, whether he's dancing with wolves, building baseball fields for ghosts or water-skiing as bait for sea monsters. Russell, whose track record in shoot 'em-ups is no less than Stallone or Arnie, is likewise coming off some hound dog roles, such as being an automated soldier, a remake of his Escape from New York (LA? Why'd anyone want to go there in the first place?) and the sci-fi Stargate. Now, we get these two guys in a mindless, black comedy, full of S&V-- the most since the cult film Thursday-- with quirky twists and turns. Mindless violence? Yes. Gratuitious sex? Yes. Entertaining? Yes-- but only if you don't take it too seriously. I loved it.


Comments are closed.