3000 Miles to Graceland (2001)
|Source of story
||An original screenplay
||Richard Recco, Damian Lichtenstein
||Apparently Kurt Russell and Kevin Costner were each given the opportunity of editing the movie. The latter’s more violent approach was presented.
||Kurt Russell, Kevin Costner, Courtney Cox, Christian Slater, Kevin Pollak, David Arquette, Thomas Haden Church, Ice-T
||A bunch of ex-cons dressed as Elvis impersonators rob a casino in Las Vegas during an Elvis convention, and that’s just the start of the trouble as they chase across the country with the money in the hands of different protragonists. There are casualties on the way.
||Quite a bit of pretty extreme violence mostly with fairly sophisticated weapons. People are killed. There are explosions, sex, drinking and general mayhem.
||The robbery during an Elvis performance was well done I thought, but the presentation gradually became breathtakingly unpleasant. As a result it is difficult to see what the target audience could have been. We were expecting a bit of a romp but got something extremely violent. Elvis fans could watch the first fifteen minutes.
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