'''''3000 Miles to Graceland''''' is a 2001 action film directed by Demian Lichtenstein, and starring Creator/KurtRussell, Creator/KevinCostner and Creator/CourteneyCox.
Michael Zane (Russell) and four other criminals; Thomas J. Murphy (Costner), Hanson (Creator/ChristianSlater), Gus (Creator/DavidArquette), and Franklin (Bokeem Woodbine); execute a heist in which they steal $3.2 million from the Riviera Casino in Las Vegas by dressing up as [[ElvisImpersonator Elvis impersonators]] whilst the casino hosts International Elvis Week, thereby making it difficult to identify them since hundreds of people in the building would be dressed in the same manner. The heist is successful, [[BlackDudeDiesFirst but when Franklin is killed]], a dispute occurs over how his share should be divided among the survivors. It isn't long before it's just Michael and Murphy; with the latter pursuing the former across the United States as he flees both with the money and with a woman named Cybil Waingrow (Cox), with whom he has fallen in love, and her son Jesse.
The film clearly attempts to emulate the style of QuentinTarantino. Whether it succeeds in this regard or not is up to you, though the general critical consensus, if the film's rating of 13% on RottenTomatoes is anything to go by, is that it does not.
Prior to the film's opening, Warner Bros. 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.
!!This film provides examples of:
* 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 ''ForrestGump'').
* AntiVillain: Despite being a thief, Michael is more humane than the others; he doesn't take lives during the casino shoot-out, 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 Sinatra would win in a fight.
* BlackDudeDiesFirst: So blatant that even RogerEbert in his review couldn't hide his disdain for the movie invoking it.
* 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.
* ConspicuousCG: The opening fight scene with Scorpions.
* InformedAbility: Ice-T's character Hamilton shows up at the climax of the movie, introduced as some sort of badass mercenary/assassin. During the final shoot out, he jumps in by spinning down from the ceiling upside down with [[GunsAkimbo dual]] [[MoreDakka P90's]]. This [[RuleOfCool looks cool]] and manages to kill a few of the attacking federal agents, but it ends up [[AwesomeButImpractical getting him killed for his trouble]]. Beyond his initial meeting, this is just about ''all he does in the movie''.
* LaserGuidedKarma: Immediately after trying to kill his group members, Murphy hits a stray wolf on the road and careens off-road, knocking him out. This gives time for Michael to get back to the money and take it.
* MaleGaze: There's a shot focusing on Courteney Cox's rear.
* MsFanservice: Courteney Cox
* NoHonorAmongThieves: What basically sets the film's story in motion. It says something about how cutthroat they are when the villain isn't the most dishonorable among the group (Hanson tries to take part of Franklin's share), although he shoots the remaining group members anyway.
* RuleOfCool: Tries to invoke this with hyperactive cutting and an attempt at RatedMForManly, but the consensus is that it fails.
* SeriousBusiness: Murphy's infatuation with Elvis runs so deep that his partners believe Murphy actually ''thinks'' he's Elvis.
* 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:
-->Federal Marshal Quigley: "''Either quit smoking or get a new lighter.''"
* SoundtrackDissonance: The casino shootout that results from security trying to stop the heist is set to and intercut with an Elvis impersonator performance.