A young Arch Hall, Jr. is given a shot at the big time by the unscrupulous owner of a small record company played by Arch Hall, Sr. (aka William Watters).

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Complete credited cast:
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Bud Eagle
Nancy Czar ...
Vickie Wills
Arch Hall Sr. ...
Mike McCauley (as William Watters)
Ray Dennis Steckler ...
Steak (as Cash Flagg)
Marie Denn ...
Marge
Robert Crumb ...
Don Proctor
Virginia Broderick ...
Daisy
Al Scott ...
Tom
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Kidnapper (as William Lloyd)
Jonathan Karle ...
Kidnapper
Mike Treibor ...
Kidnapper
Paul Voorhees ...
Hal Kenton (MC)
Rick Dennis ...
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Carol Flynn ...
Dancer
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Denise Lynn ...
Nancy
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A young Arch Hall, Jr. is given a shot at the big time by the unscrupulous owner of a small record company played by Arch Hall, Sr. (aka William Watters). Written by Anonymous

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There are many props and posters from Eegah (1962) which also starred Arch Hall Jr., and was released earlier in the year. See more »

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When Bud is walking across Hollywood Boulevard he drops his suitcase and his clothes fall on the street. As he bends over to pick the up, the screeching of a car's brakes can be heard, and Bud looks up in fear as the scene cuts to a close-up of the front end of a large white 1959 Cadillac coming to an abrupt stop. The next scene is a long shot of Bud picking up his clothes, but the car in front of him is a small, dark-colored English Morris Minor. See more »

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Steak: This is Daisy, she's gonna teach you how to swing.
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Passable entertainment that probably made a buck
1 November 2006 | by (Worcester, MA) – See all my reviews

People who claim flicks like this to be bad movies are often judging them by unfair standards. Yes, they are not on a level with the works of Kurosawa or Bergman. However, they were never meant to be. The filmmakers didn't intend them to be metaphorical, soul searching, avant-garde epics. These films were made with the intent to be passable entertainment that could make the producers a buck. This is exploitation cinema. And by those standards, "Wild Guitar" is passable entertainment that probably made a buck.

I know many people won't admit it, but I'm a fan of Arch Hall Jr. I've seen four of his films and own the "Wild Guitar" compilation off Norton Records. Hes one of the least attractive "teen idols" ever caught on camera, but is full of likable charms. Hes campy, bewildered, and innocent. The sheer datedness of films such as this are what make them appeal to viewers. Yes, the screenplay is naive and far fetched just like the hero. Takes film like this for what they are. I'd rather watch "Wild Guitar" than "Titanic" or "Lord of the Rings" any day. (5/10)


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