It was an ingenious enough plan: rob the Riviera Casino's count room during an Elvis impersonator convention. But Thomas Murphy decided to keep all the money for himself and shot all his partners, including recently-freed ex-con Michael Zane. With $3.2 million at stake, the Marshals Service closing in, and single mom Cybil Waingrow and her son Jesse constantly confounding things, Michael must track down Murphy. Written by
Kurt Russell and Kevin Costner have been in films with Madeleine Stowe. These were Unlawful Entry (1992) and Revenge (1990) respectively. Incidentally, Ray Liotta was also in Unlawful Entry with Russell and Stowe, plus Liotta was in Field of Dreams (1989) with Costner. See more »
The Casinos on Fremont Street have all of their outside lights turned off while the Freemont Street Experience is running. In the movie they are both lit at the same time. See more »
What's great about dating homeless girls?
You can drop them off anywhere.
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Then, there is an out-take with Kevin Costner and Kurt Russell. Kevin Costner says "You're going back, Michael, back to the future!" See more »
You know the golden rule: f*ck the gold. He who has a nickel-plated makes the rules.
OK, it a piece of trash. It is one of those guilty pleasures of mine. You know, the movie you are not supposed to like, but can't resist every time it comes on.
I mean, look at this cast: Kevin Costner from The BodyGuard, one of my favorites; Kurt Russell from Grindhouse; Christian Slater and Howie Long from Broken Arrow; Kevin Pollak from Hostage; Ice-T as the token rapper; and the best part of all, Courteney Cox, in a role that is so far from Friends that it is a classic.
This film is funny (Jon Lovitz), sweet (David Kaye), and has more action than you could ever ask for in a heist film. It has showgirls, an Elvis convention, and, I don't care if people diss Costner, Russell, and Cox, the film is just fun to watch.
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