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3000 Miles to Graceland (2001)

Director:
Demian Lichtenstein

COUNTRY
USA

Genre
Action/Comedy

NORWEGIAN TITLE
3000 Miles to Graceland

RUNNING TIME
125 minutes

Producers:
Demian Lichtenstein
Eric Manes
Ellie Samaha
Richard Spero
Andrew Stevens

Screenwriters:
Richard Recco
Demian Lichtenstein


Cast includes:

CHARACTER ACTOR/ACTRESS RATING
Michael Zane Kurt Russell

Thomas J. Murphy

Kevin Costner
Cybil Waingrow Courtneye Cox

Hanson

Christian Slater -

U.S. Marshal Damitry

Kevin Pollak -
Gus David Arquette -

Jay Peterson

Jon Lovitz -

Jack

Howie Long -

U.S. Marshal Quigley

Thomas Haden Church -

Franklin

Bokeem Woodbine -

Hamilton

Ice-T -

Jesse Waingrow

David A. Kaye

Pit Boss #1

Paul Anka -

 

Review

Courteney Cox is a delight as a single mom of modest means who quite happily lets herself get tangled up with robber Kurt Russell and his gang just outside Las Vegas, Nevada. Cox infuses her scenes with a vivacity that the rest of this ill-fated heist comedy sorely misses. The other actors all pull in different directions and believe they are in different movies. The reason, of course, is that the director, Demian Lichtenstein, is out of his depth. He's never able to find the right tone for the film; a basis from which to unleash his outrageously sinister story. What is supposed to be fun or funny often turns out downright nasty. The problem isn't necessarily the script, which could have been quite fun if handled differently, it's that the film is made without flair or any sort of aesthetic feel. The remarkably star-studded cast is what keeps this to some degree watchable, even if not many of them are given much to work with. Paul Anka appears as a pit boss in a Vegas casino and is one of a handful of Elvis connections. The film was deservedly a huge box office bomb.

Copyright 01.05.2022 Fredrik Gunerius Fevang

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