History Film / ThreeThousandMilesToGraceland

25th Apr '16 8:18:16 PM Fireblood
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* PrimalScene: Jesse goes into the bedroom as his mom is noisily having sex with Michael, going on to his business without concern, indicating it isn't the first time he's seen this.
16th Nov '15 4:38:21 AM Morgenthaler
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* ElvisImpersonator
* FiveBadBand: The thieves:
** The BigBad: Murphy
** TheDragon: Michael
** TheBrute: Franklin
** The EvilGenius: Hanson
** The DarkChick: Gus

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* %%* FiveBadBand: The thieves:
** %%** The BigBad: Murphy
** %%** TheDragon: Michael
** %%** TheBrute: Franklin
** %%** The EvilGenius: Hanson
** %%** The DarkChick: Gus



* GunsAkimbo

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* MsFanservice: Courteney Cox

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* ScaryScorpions

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* TheSociopath: Murphy, in spades.

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* VillainProtagonist

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15th Nov '15 2:52:48 AM Morgenthaler
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* ConspicuousCG: The opening fight scene with scorpions.[[spoiler: Those scorpions would turn out to be a ChekhovsGun; Jesse captures one in a glass jar as Michael pulls into the motel parking lot, and when Murphy later captures him and demands all the money from Michael for his release, it gets into the duffel bag (whose contents had been switched with scrap paper) and fatally stings him.]]
4th May '15 9:36:04 PM Doc_Loki
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* ThoseTwoGuys: The two FBI agents pursuing the robbers, played by Thomas Haden Church and Kevin Pollak, are competent investigators who spend most of their time bantering. If you watched just their scenes of the film, you'd swear it was a pilot for a buddy cop show starring them.
25th Jul '14 12:22:31 PM Morgenthaler
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'''''3000 Miles to Graceland''''' is a 2001 action film directed by Demian Lichtenstein, and starring Creator/KurtRussell, Creator/KevinCostner and Creator/CourteneyCox.

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'''''3000 ''3000 Miles to Graceland''''' Graceland'' is a 2001 action film directed by Demian Lichtenstein, and starring Creator/KurtRussell, Creator/KevinCostner and Creator/CourteneyCox.



The film clearly attempts to emulate the style of Creator/QuentinTarantino. Whether it succeeds in this regard or not is up to you, though the general critical consensus, if the film's approval rating of 14% on ''Website/RottenTomatoes'' (and 21 on ''Metacritic'') is anything to go by, on top of its box office failure, is that it does not.

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The film clearly attempts to emulate the style of Creator/QuentinTarantino. Whether it succeeds in this regard or not is up to you, though the general critical consensus, if the film's approval rating of 14% on ''Website/RottenTomatoes'' (and 21 on ''Metacritic'') is anything to go by, on top of its box office failure, is that it does not.
Creator/QuentinTarantino.
18th Apr '14 6:53:10 PM HarryLovesHermione
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The film clearly attempts to emulate the style of Creator/QuentinTarantino. Whether it succeeds in this regard or not is up to you, though the general critical consensus, if the film's approval rating of 14% on ''Website/RottenTomatoes'' (and 21 on ''Metacritic'') is anything to go by, is that it does not.

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The film clearly attempts to emulate the style of Creator/QuentinTarantino. Whether it succeeds in this regard or not is up to you, though the general critical consensus, if the film's approval rating of 14% on ''Website/RottenTomatoes'' (and 21 on ''Metacritic'') is anything to go by, on top of its box office failure, is that it does not.



* ActorAllusion: This is the ''fourth'' time Creator/KurtRussell has suited up as [[Music/ElvisPresley Elvis]] (''It Happened at the World's Fair'', the 1979 Elvis TV biopic directed by Creator/JohnCarpenter, and a voice cameo as the King in ''Film/ForrestGump'').
6th Feb '14 8:16:25 AM m8e
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* ActorAllusion: This is the ''fourth'' time Kurt Russell has suited up as Elvis (''It Happened at the World's Fair'', the 1979 Elvis TV biopic directed by Creator/JohnCarpenter, and a voice cameo as the King in ''Film/ForrestGump'').

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* ActorAllusion: This is the ''fourth'' time Kurt Russell Creator/KurtRussell has suited up as Elvis [[Music/ElvisPresley Elvis]] (''It Happened at the World's Fair'', the 1979 Elvis TV biopic directed by Creator/JohnCarpenter, and a voice cameo as the King in ''Film/ForrestGump'').



* BerserkButton: Murphy does not take kindly to anyone disparaging Elvis, especially when Gus suggests that Music/FrankSinatra would beat him in a fight.

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* BerserkButton: Murphy does not take kindly to anyone disparaging Elvis, [[Music/ElvisPresley Elvis]], especially when Gus suggests that Music/FrankSinatra would beat him in a fight.



* GoodColorsEvilColors: All the robbers wear a differently colored Elvis outfit; note, however, that Zane wears a white suit and Murphy a black one. No points for guessing which one has a [[HiddenHeartOfGold kernel of good inside him]].

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* GoodColorsEvilColors: All the robbers wear a differently colored Elvis [[Music/ElvisPresley Elvis]] outfit; note, however, that Zane wears a white suit and Murphy a black one. No points for guessing which one has a [[HiddenHeartOfGold kernel of good inside him]].



* SeriousBusiness: Murphy's infatuation with Elvis runs so deep that his partners believe Murphy actually ''thinks'' he's Elvis.

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* SeriousBusiness: Murphy's infatuation with Elvis runs so deep that his partners believe Murphy actually ''thinks'' he's Elvis.[[Music/ElvisPresley Elvis]].
1st Dec '13 9:15:43 AM BananaPancakes
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Prior to the film's opening, Creator/WarnerBros released a series of animated prequels voiced by stars Costner, Slater, Bokeem Woodbine and Howie Long. ''The Road to Graceland'' prequels marked the first time a major film's cast members contributed their talents to the creation of original Internet content for a film website.

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Prior to the film's opening, Creator/WarnerBros released a series of animated prequels voiced by stars Costner, Slater, Bokeem Woodbine and Howie Long. ''The Road to Graceland'' prequels marked the first time a major film's cast members contributed their talents to the creation of original Internet content for a film website.



* ActorAllusion: This is the ''fourth'' time Kurt Russell has suited up as Elvis (''It Happened at the World's Fair'', the Elvis TV biopic directed by John Carpenter, and a voice cameo as the King in ''Film/ForrestGump'').
* AntiVillain: Despite being a thief, Michael is more humane than the others; he doesn't take lives during the casino shootout, opting to knock out guards or back them away with suppressive fire.
* BerserkButton: Murphy does not take kindly to anyone disparaging Elvis, especially when Gus thinks Music/FrankSinatra would win in a fight.

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* ActorAllusion: This is the ''fourth'' time Kurt Russell has suited up as Elvis (''It Happened at the World's Fair'', the 1979 Elvis TV biopic directed by John Carpenter, Creator/JohnCarpenter, and a voice cameo as the King in ''Film/ForrestGump'').
* AntiVillain: Despite being a thief, Michael is more humane than the others; he doesn't take lives during the casino shootout, opting to knock out guards out or back them away with suppressive fire.
* BerserkButton: Murphy does not take kindly to anyone disparaging Elvis, especially when Gus thinks suggests that Music/FrankSinatra would win beat him in a fight.



* BulletproofVest: How Michael survives Murphy's attempt to kill the other members of the group.[[spoiler: Twice.]]

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* BulletproofVest: How Michael survives Murphy's attempt to kill the other members of the group.shots.[[spoiler: Twice.]]



* GoodColorsEvilColors: All the robbers wear a differently colored Elvis outfit, but the movie strongly hints that Zane will prove to be the hero because he wears white, and that Murphy will be the villain because he wears black.

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* FiveBadBand: The thieves:
** The BigBad: Murphy
** TheDragon: Michael
** TheBrute: Franklin
** The EvilGenius: Hanson
** The DarkChick: Gus
* GoodColorsEvilColors: All the robbers wear a differently colored Elvis outfit, but the movie strongly hints outfit; note, however, that Zane will prove to be the hero because he wears white, a white suit and that Murphy will be the villain because he wears black.a black one. No points for guessing which one has a [[HiddenHeartOfGold kernel of good inside him]].


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* {{Hypocrite}}: Murphy chews out Hanson for dividing up Franklin's share of the spoil four ways, accusing him of secretly wanting all the money for himself ... which is exactly what ''he'' was planning to do, as he promptly murders Hanson and Gus and tries to do the same to Michael.
17th Nov '13 2:34:55 PM BananaPancakes
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The film clearly attempts to emulate the style of Creator/QuentinTarantino. Whether it succeeds in this regard or not is up to you, though the general critical consensus, if the film's rating of 14% on ''Website/RottenTomatoes'' is anything to go by, is that it does not.

Prior to the film's opening, Creator/WarnerBros released a series of animated prequels voiced by stars Costner, Slater, Long and Woodbine. ''The Road to Graceland'' prequels marked the first time a major film's cast members contributed their talents to the creation of original Internet content for a film website.

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The film clearly attempts to emulate the style of Creator/QuentinTarantino. Whether it succeeds in this regard or not is up to you, though the general critical consensus, if the film's approval rating of 14% on ''Website/RottenTomatoes'' (and 21 on ''Metacritic'') is anything to go by, is that it does not.

Prior to the film's opening, Creator/WarnerBros released a series of animated prequels voiced by stars Costner, Slater, Long Bokeem Woodbine and Woodbine.Howie Long. ''The Road to Graceland'' prequels marked the first time a major film's cast members contributed their talents to the creation of original Internet content for a film website.



* BlingBlingBang: Murphy's "golden rule" is "Fuck gold: whoever has the nickel-plated pistol makes the rules."
* BulletproofVest: How Michael survives Murphy's attempt to kill the other members of the group.

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* BlingBlingBang: Murphy's "golden rule" is "Fuck gold: whoever the gold. He who has the nickel-plated pistol nickel plating [on his gun] makes the rules."
* BulletproofVest: How Michael survives Murphy's attempt to kill the other members of the group.[[spoiler: Twice.]]
* ClusterFBomb: Particularly jarring from Kevin Costner.



* SmokingIsCool: The two Federal Marshals trying to catch the casino robbers always light cigarettes after they walk out of a building. Except the sidekick Marshal is always having to fuss with his lighter before it'll light. Finally, towards the end of the movie, the main cop (Quigley) lights his cigarette for him:

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* SmokingIsCool: The two Federal Marshals trying to catch the casino robbers always light cigarettes after they walk out of a building. Except the sidekick Marshal is always having to fuss with his lighter before it'll light.it lights. Finally, towards the end of the movie, the main cop (Quigley) lights his cigarette for him:



* SoundtrackDissonance: The casino shootout that results from security trying to stop the heist is set to and intercut with an Elvis impersonator performance.

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* TheSociopath: Murphy, in spades.
* SoundtrackDissonance: The casino shootout that results from security trying to stop the heist robbers' exit is set to and intercut with an Elvis impersonator performance.
20th Oct '13 12:56:55 PM BananaPancakes
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* ConspicuousCG: The opening fight scene with scorpions. [[spoiler:Those scorpions would turn out to be a ChekhovsGun; Jesse captures one in a glass jar as Michael pulls into the motel parking lot, and when Murphy later captures him and demands all the money from Michael for his release, it gets into the duffel bag (whose contents had been switched with scrap paper) and fatally stings him.]]

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* ConspicuousCG: The opening fight scene with scorpions. [[spoiler:Those [[spoiler: Those scorpions would turn out to be a ChekhovsGun; Jesse captures one in a glass jar as Michael pulls into the motel parking lot, and when Murphy later captures him and demands all the money from Michael for his release, it gets into the duffel bag (whose contents had been switched with scrap paper) and fatally stings him.]]



* GoodColorsEvilColors: Everyone in the posse has a different color Elvis outfit, but you can tell that Mike is the hero because his is white, and that Murphy is the villain because his is black.

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* GoodColorsEvilColors: Everyone in All the posse has robbers wear a different color differently colored Elvis outfit, but you can tell the movie strongly hints that Mike is Zane will prove to be the hero because his is he wears white, and that Murphy is will be the villain because his is he wears black.


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** [[GoodSmokingEvilSmoking It goes the other way, too]], with Murphy's defining character traits being (as Roger Ebert [[http://www.rogerebert.com/reviews/3000-miles-to-graceland-2001 put it]]) that he "chain-smokes and looks mean."
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