Franchise Pictures’ business plan of producing pet projects that big name stars could not get made anywhere else for one reason or another appears wise. More often than not, though, once these projects are made, that one reason or another why those other studios and companies to pass become all too clear. Case in point, the star-studded action flop 3000 Miles to Graceland , which despite its intriguingly varied array of on-screen talent–Kurt Russell, Kevin Costner, Christian Slater, Courteney Cox, David Arquette, Howie Long, and Ice-T–is done in by a terrible script and the clunky direction of one Demian Lichtenstein, whose skills seem more suited for direct-to-video shoot-’em-up schlock.
The film looks and sounds as good as it can for home viewing, but the pickings are ridiculously slim when a mere listing of cast and crew information, with only one or two full filmographies, is passed off as a special feature.
Specifications for both: 2.35:1 anamorphic widescreen; English and French 5.1 Surround; English and French subtitles; English closed captioning.