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3000 Miles to Graceland also known as “3000 millas al infierno,” “3000 Milhas Para o Inferno,” “3000 mil do Graceland,” “3000 mil na úteku,” “3000 milles de Graceland,” “A 3000 Milhas de Graceland,” “Bitmeyen Kapisma,” “Crime is King,” “Crime is King - 3000 Meilen bis Graceland,” “Destination: Graceland,” “La rapina,” “Los reyes del crimen,” “Milliókért a pokolba,” “Määränpäänä Graceland,” “Tri hiljade milja do Grejslenda”

MPAA Rating: R for strong violence, sexuality and language.

Reviewed by: Brett Willis

Extremely Offensive
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Primary Audience:
Action Crime Comedy
2 hr. 5 min.
Year of Release:
USA Release:
February 23, 2001
3000 Miles to Graceland
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3000 Miles to Graceland

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Featuring: Kurt Russell, Kevin Costner
Director: Demian Litchtenstein
Producer: Franchise Pictures
Epsilon Motion Pictures
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Distributor: Warner Bros.

A gang of men disguise themselves as Elvis impersonators, roll into a Vegas casino during an Elvis convention, and rob the joint. Unfortunately, the most evil member of the gang, Murphy, gets greedy and decides to kill the rest of the men after the heist. However, one of them survives, and gets to the hidden loot first. The survivor finds that he has to share the money with a single mom and her larcenous young son, who have decided to come along for the ride.

This movie is very violent and bloody, and has no redeeming qualities. The son of the single mom is exposed to all kinds of vices that the adults participate in; it’s no wonder the kid steals and uses bad language too. There isn’t much sex, but what’s there is pretty blatant. Stealing is also presented as a glamorous thing to do, especially if you can get away with it.

Don’t waste your time on this one, and definitely keep all kids and teens from seeing it. While all of the characters are bad, the Murphy character is someone you would never want to meet in daylight, let alone on the screen in a movie theater or at home on your VCR.

Viewer Comments
Comments below:
Negative—Why do good actors star in garbage movies? This is an absolute waste of your money and mental energy. The violence is ridiculously gratuitous and there really is no point to this movie. Don’t waste your time or your money.
My Ratings: [Very Offensive / 1½]
—Anon., age 49
Negative—This Movie is Absolute Garbage. There was nothing enjoyable about the overdose of violence in this ridiculous movie. It was about 2½ hours too long—truly boring and I lost total respect for Kevin and Kurt. What must they be thinking Producing and Staring in a Movie like this. Goes to show what sort of people they really are? Do yourself a big favour and miss this one.
My Ratings: [Extremely Offensive / 1]
—Kaz, age 29
Negative—I have to admit that I didn’t make it through the first 30 minutes of this movie. I was afraid that if the rest of the movie was like the first 30 minutes, I certainly didn’t want to finish. I don’t recommend this movie to anyone. It is certainly the most offensive thing I have seen.
My Ratings: [Extremely Offensive / 1]
—Pam, age 33
Negative—I like a good shoot em up movie but this was poor and too long. I won’t recommend, not even for a video watcher.
My Ratings: [Average / 1½]
—Lisa, age 37
I thought it was pretty good. It is not Russels or Costners best movie, but it was entertaining. There was lots of swearing and blood, but I expected that.
My Ratings: [Very Offensive / 4]
—Joe Dyck, age 28
Negative—Reminds me of an extremely cheap, low-budget “B” movie. The language was extremely offensive. The use of the “F” word (as if once isn’t too many) is used throughout the movie. Lots of blood, cold-blooded killing, and profanity used by the small boy push this movie over the edge. The producers must have spent so much money on actors that not much was left over for the script. If you see this movie, you’re wasting your time, money, and intelligence.
My Ratings: [Extremely Offensive / 1½]
—T. Ford, age 35
Movie Critics
…Lots of sexual innuendo, including references to casual sex, prison sex, masturbation, homosexuality, S&M, and male and female genitalia…
…Almost 100 obscenities overpower the dialogue along with numerous strong profanities and crudities. Two scenes involve graphic sexual encounters…
—Preview Family Movie and TV Review
…Graceland even manages to make bad action films look good…
—Christopher Null,
…as an Elvis fan, I was rather disappointed by the silly mistakes made about Elvis lore…
…Yet another mindless, derivative, headache—producing assortment of senseless brutality and unconvincing romance…
—Harvey S. Karten, Compuserve