3000 Miles to Graceland is a 2001 American black comedy/crime film directed by Demian Lichtenstein. The film stars Kurt Russell as Michael Zane, a criminal who teams up with other thieves to pull off an audacious heist of a Las Vegas casino. In the aftermath, Michael must then survive a violent battle over the money gained from the heist.
The following weapons were used in the film 3000 Miles to Graceland:
3000 Miles to Graceland
Thomas Murphy (Kevin Costner) carries a pair of nickel M1911A1s with pearl grips and extended slide-stops as his sidearms in the first half of the film, notably dual-wielding them during the casino heist. He loses these guns after being arrested in Boise, Idaho, and later receives a replacement M1911A1 with a standard finish from his friend Jack (Howie Long). During the casino heist, a Las Vegas police officer attacks Murphy's gang with a SIG-Sauer P226, which briefly changes to an M1911A1 in a continuity error (see Misc.)
Nickel-plated Rock Island Armory M1911A1 w/ pearl grips - .45 ACP
Murphy wields his M1911A1s during the Casino shoot out.
run dry during the fight.
He slips behind cover to reload his M1911A1s.
Murphy's locked and loaded but still taking cover from fire.
Murphy fires at charging security guards.
Striking a stylish slow motion pose with the M1911A1s
After Murphy and Hanson (Christian Slater
) have a disagreement about Hanson's cut, Murphy attaches a suppressor to one of his M1911A1s and shoots Hanson.
"He who has the nickel plating makes the rules..."
Murphy receives a new M1911A1
just before the warehouse shoot out. Black suits Murphy.
Murphy cocks the M11911A1.
Murphy points his M1911A1 at Michael (Kurt Russell
) during their stand off in the warehouse.
The casino security guards carry Beretta 92FS pistols and use them during the heist shootout. During the final shootout at the warehouse, some of the police officers surrounding the area are also armed with Beretta 92FS pistols.
A group of security guards draw their Beretta 92FSs.
A security guard runs for cover.
Another security guard fires his Beretta 92FS from behind cover.
One of the plain-clothes security guards with his Beretta 92FS. Note Paul Anka on the right.
A police officer holds his Beretta 92FS as Murphy fires at him during the final warehouse shoot out.
Smith & Wesson 5946
Michael (Kurt Russell) carries a Smith & Wesson 5946 as his sidearm in the early part of the film, at one point using it to threaten Cybil (Courtney Cox) when she refuses to hand over her car keys (hey, he already gave her a big wad of cash, what else is he gonna do?). Presumably, he loses it when he too is arrested in Boise, Idaho.
Smith & Wesson 5946 - 9x19mm
Michael's S&W 5946 rests on the fire place mantle as Murphy and Hanson argue.
Michael draws his S&W 5946.
Michael toys with the pistol in front of Cybil.
"You got three seconds to get me those car keys, or I'm gonna spatter cherry pie all over that fucking wall behind you and I'm dead serious about that."
Franklin (Bokeem Woodbine) uses a Beretta 93R during the Casino heist, converted to full-auto.
Franklin fires his Beretta 93R at the security guards and anyone else unlucky enough to be in the area. In reality, Franklin would struggle to hit anything firing on full-auto single-handed.
Beretta 92FS Inox
What appears to be a Beretta 92FS Inox is briefly seen in the hands of Hanson (Christian Slater) in the casino.
Beretta 92FS Inox - 9x19mm
Hanson holds the Beretta, its slide locked back.
Franklin (Bokeem Woodbine) is seen holding an empty Walther P99 in the casino elevator as the Las Vegas police officer attacks the gang. It's not clear where the pistol came from, as he is never seen wielding it (or firing it) at any other point.
- 9x19mm. Note the ramped trigger guard, small slide serrations, closed and proprietary accessory rail, short magazine release and slightly more curved 'tail' of the pre-2004 models.
Franklin with the empty Walther P99.
A closeup of the Walther.
The Las Vegas police officer that corners the gang in the casino elevator is armed with a SIG-Sauer P226. He shoots Franklin (Bokeem Woodbine) several times before Murphy (Kevin Costner) disarms him and shoots him in the head. Near the end of the movie, Jack briefly draws his own P226 when Michael and Murphy have their standoff in the warehouse.
The police officer sticks his SIG-Sauer P226 into the elevator.
A closer view of the police officer's SIG.
Jack draws his P226 during the standoff between Michael and Murphy.
Jack holds his pistol on Michael.
Smith & Wesson Model 629
Hanson (Christian Slater) holds a Smith & Wesson Model 629 with pearl grips on Murphy after they have a disagreement over the money from the heist.
Smith & Wesson Model 629 with 4" Barrel - .44 Magnum
Money and guns: never a good combination. Note the hollowpoint rounds.
"You wanna keep blowing smoke in my fucking face or you want me to blow your head off?"
Hanson threatens Murphy after their disagreement. Even though the 629 is a double action/single action pistol, Hanson cocks the hammer to make himself appear more threatening, later de-cocking it when the situation apparently calms down.
Smith & Wesson Model 686
Just before the warehouse shootout, Jack (Howie Long) is seen loading a Smith & Wesson Model 686. Michael (Kurt Russell) catches Jack off guard and disarms him, then holding the weapon on Jack and Murphy (Kevin Costner) until the SWAT team arrives and he drops it.
Smith & Wesson Model 686 (6 shot cylinder) 4" Barrel - .357 magnum
Jack loads the Smith & Wesson Model 686.
Michael disarms Jack and points the Smith & Wesson Model 686 at him.
Michael points the 686 at Jack.
Michael aims the Smith & Wesson Model 686 at Murphy during their stand off.
Smith & Wesson Model 29
Gus (David Arquette) uses a Smith & Wesson Model 29 during the Casino heist. He tries to reload the weapon during the firefight, but appears to give up and switches to his assault rifle instead.
Smith & Wesson Model 29 - .44 magnum.
A top down view of Gus firing his Smith & Wesson.
Gus reloads his Model 29, which is clearly loaded with crimped-nose blanks.
Gus' Model 29 in its holster after the Casino Heist.
Murphy gets pulled over by an officer carrying a Ruger Vaquero, which he uses when he subsequently challenges Murphy to a quick draw duel. The front sight has been filed off for a faster draw, a common tactic amongst quick draw shooters.
Ruger Vaquero - .45 Long Colt
The cop draws his Ruger. Note the filed off front sight.
The officer spins the cylinder and cocks the hammer.
The officer quick draws against Murphy.
Smith & Wesson Model 28
Several law enforcement officers in the film, including U.S. Marshal Quigley (Thomas Haden Church) and the patrolman that arrests Michael in Boise, Idaho, carry Smith & Wesson Model 28 revolvers.
S&W Model 28 Highway Patrolman with 4" barrel and Rubber Combat Grips - .357 Magnum
U.S. Marshal Quigley reveals his Model 28 in its holster.
The patrolman draws his Model 28 on Michael.
The Boise police chief with his Model 28 holstered.
Hamilton (Ice-T) uses a pair of FN P90s wielded akimbo during the warehouse shoot out. In one of the cooler (and kind of stupid) scenes, Hamilton rides a zip line upside down, spraying both P90s at the SWAT officers as he spins around. He is quickly gunned down, of course, for exposing himself as such an easy target.
Fabrique Nationale P90 - 5.7x28mm
Hamilton holds one of his P90s on Michael.
Hamilton backs off when the SWAT team shows up.
Hamilton catches the SWAT team off guard by riding a zipline upside down and spraying both FN P90s as his spins around. Not really surprising the cops didn't see it coming...
Hamilton holding the P90s as he is shot.
Heckler & Koch MP5A3
U.S. Marshal Damitry (Kevin Pollak), U.S. Marshal Quigley (Thomas Haden Church) and all the SWAT team officers use Heckler & Koch MP5A3s fitted with Surefire dedicated fore end weaponlights and laser sights during the final shoot out in the warehouse.
Heckler & Koch MP5A3 with Surefire 628 dedicated forend weaponlight and Navy trigger group - 9x19mm
A SWAT officer with his Heckler & Koch MP5A3.
Another SWAT officer with a MP5A3.
U.S. Marshal Quigley opens fire with his MP5A3.
Quigley leads the SWAT team through the warehouse.
U.S. Marshals Damitry and Quigley with their MP5A3s
Some SWAT officers turn on their laser sights.
SWAT officers with laser sights on their MP5A3s.
The police officers confront Murphy.
Jack uses a Ruger MP9 during the final shootout in the warehouse.
Ruger MP9 with stock folded - 9x19mm
Jack shoots a SWAT officer with his Ruger MP9.
Jack opens fire at rappelling SWAT officers.
Murphy's (Kevin Costner) main weapon during the casino heist is a Franchi SPAS-12. He kills several security guards, reloads mid-fight, and proceeds to kill several more guards before discarding the weapon as he flees.
Franchi SPAS-12 with stock folded and butt-hook removed - 12 gauge
Murphy takes aim at the casino security guards.
Murphy exchanges fire with casino security.
Murphy reloads his SPAS-12 (notably, he uses the recommended technique of flipping the SPAS-12 over to press the bolt release down while simultaneously loading shells)...
Just before the final shoot out in the warehouse, Murphy (Kevin Costner) is given a short-barreled Mossberg 500 fitted with rear and forward pistol grips, a heat shield, and a shell holder. He uses the weapon to shoot Michael (Kurt Russell) after the SWAT team shows up, and briefly uses it to shoot at the SWAT team members. This is the same shotgun used in Reindeer Games, Smokin' Aces 2: Assassins' Ball, and other films and television series filmed in Vancouver.
Mossberg 500 Cruiser with heat shield & foregrip - 12 Gauge
Murphy picks up the Mossberg 500.
Murphy fires the Mossberg 500 at the SWAT officers.
One of the casino security officers fires a Remington 870 at Murphy and company.
Remington 870 New Model with Black Synthetic Furniture - 12 gauge
A security guards tries to rush Murphy and his group with a Remington 870.
Custom Rocky Mountain Arms Patriot Pistol
During the casino heist, Gus (David Arquette) and Franklin (Bokeem Woodbine) use strange-looking compact assault rifles. One of these weapons is also used by Murphy (Kevin Costner) for the first part of the warehouse shoot out at the end of the movie. These weapons are custom-built Rocky Mountain Arms Patriot Pistol "carbines", built by fitting Patriot Pistol upper receiver/barrel assembles to the lower receiver/telescoping stocks of some other M16 carbine variants, mostly likely the XM177 or Model 654. The armorers then added M4-style carry handles and 100-round Beta-C magazines. Guns similar to these have also been seen in Congo and Soldier (coincidentally, the latter is another movie that starred Kurt Russell).
Rocky Mountain Arms Patriot Pistol w/ Beta-C magazine - 5.56x45mm
Gus opens fire with his customized Rocky Mountain Arms Patriot.
A closeup of the weapon cycling.
Gus mows down casino security with his Patriot.
Franklin fires his weapon during the casino heist.
Franklin guns down some particularly menacing slot machines.
Murphy exchanges fire with SWAT officers in the warehouse.
Murphy firing at the cops.
Murphy sprays as he runs for cover.
(Fake) Colt XM177
Hanson (Christian Slater) and Michael (Kurt Russell) use M16 carbine variants that are mocked up to resemble Colt XM177s during the the casino heist. Michael never fires his weapon at any of the security guards, but at one point uses the weapon to shoot out a glass ceiling above a group of pursuing guards. Michael later passes his gun to Murphy (Kevin Costner) as the group makes their escape onto the casino's roof, and Murphy uses it against casino security.
All of these rifles are fake XM177s which seem to have been built from other AR variants. The real XM177 has a slab-side receiver, which only Michael's gun has (at least when he's in the elevator). The rifles used by the other robbers have both M16A2-style receivers (forward assist, brass deflector, and M16A2-style rear sight) and Model 715-style receivers (forward assist, brass deflector, and M16A1-style rear sight). This means that they're probably other AR carbine variants with chopped barrels and fake XM177 flash hiders fitted. Most of the Hollywood "XM177s" seen in movies are just like these (see also The Rock, for instance).
Commercial CAR-15 semiautomatic Rifle - 5.56x45mm
Hanson showboats, firing his XM177 single-handed.
Hanson fires at the casino security guards.
A closeup of Hanson's XM177 as he reloads.
Hanson reloads his XM177.
A close look at Michael's XM177 inside the case in which he initially hides it.
Michael calls to the others, carbine in hand.
Michael with his XM177 at the ready.
Michael sweeps the rooftop.
Murphy with Michael's XM177 on the roof of the casino. Note that while the gun is supposed to be the same one Michael used earlier, it is actually a different prop; Michael's weapon had a slab-side receiver (characteristic of the real XM177), but this gun instead has an M16A2-style receiver. That means it's some other M16 carbine variant with a chopped barrel and fake XM177 flash hider welded on.
Murphy takes aim at the undercover casino security pursuing the gang.
Pit Boss #1 (Paul Anka) and a couple of plain-clothes security guards use Ruger Mini-14s when confronting the robbery crew on the roof of the casino. At least one of the rifles (the one carried by Pit Boss #1) is fitted with a Government Barrel.
Blued Ruger Mini-14 Standard Model Semiautomatic Rifle (Pre-2005) with 30 round magazine - 5.56x45mm
An undercover security guard takes aim at the gang.
The agent fires at the gang as they board their extraction helicopter.
Pit Boss #1 (Paul Anka
) throws up his arms in frustration as the gang escapes by helicopter. Note the Government Barrel.
Winchester Model 1894
After being betrayed by Murphy, Michael hitches a ride with a trucker who has a Winchester Model 1894 hanging in the rear of his cab.
Winchester Model 1894 Saddle Ring Carbine - .30-30
The Winchester in the trucker's cab.
During the final shoot out in the warehouse, Jack (Howie Long) arms himself with a light machine gun. While it may appear to be an M249 Paratrooper, it is in fact a Daewoo K3, which stands in for the M249 in almost all productions filmed in British Columbia. After Jack is killed, Murphy (Kevin Costner) subsequently picks up the K3 and uses it for his last stand.
Daewoo K3 - 5.56x45mm NATO
Jack opens fire on the SWAT team with the Daewoo K3.
Murphy grabs a fresh ammo belt for his Daewoo K3.
Murphy retreats into an office.
A good view of the K3 after Murphy lights up a gas container on an adjacent rooftop.
Murphy opens fire at the police outside the warehouse. Note that it is equipped with a fake Paratrooper stock, machined from sheet metal.
Becoming delirious from a combination of blood loss due to gunshot wounds and poisoning due to a scorpion sting, Murphy takes aim at his own reflection in a mirror.
Murphy shoots his reflection.
In true bad guy fashion, Murphy refuses to surrender and goes down blasting at the SWAT team.
Las Vegas police officer's P226/M1911
Near the end of the Casino shoot out, a Las Vegas police officer corners the gang in an elevator, sticking his pistol between the closing doors. In a continuity error, the gun briefly changes from a SIG-Sauer P226 to an M1911A1.
When the officer shoves his gun between the elevator doors, the gun is a SIG-Sauer P226 (see insert). When there's a close up of the gun firing, it's an M1911A1.