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Crossroads (1986)

 -  Drama | Music | Mystery  -  14 March 1986 (USA)
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Ralph Macchio is Lightning Boy. A kid who can make a slide guitar sing. Blind Dog is an old pro who knows it. Together, they're headed to a place where deals are made. And legends are born.

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Eugene Martone
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Willie Brown
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Frances
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Scratch's Assistant
Robert Judd ...
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Jack Butler
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Lloyd
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Bartender
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Sheriff Tilford
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Dr. Santis
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Pawnbroker
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Tex Donaldson ...
John McGraw
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Eugene is an extraordinary talent in classic guitar, but he dreams of being a famous Blues guitarist. So he investigates to find a storied lost song. He asks the legendary Blues musician Willie Brown to help him, but Willie demands to free him from the old-people's prison first and to really learn the blues on the way to its origin: Mississippi Delta. Eugene doesn't know yet about Willie's deal with the devil, that he now wants to revoke. Written by Tom Zoerner <Tom.Zoerner@informatik.uni-erlangen.de>

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$5,839,031 (USA)
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Trivia

Lightning Boy claims that he came from Long Island, the same city where Steve Vai (the Devil's guitarist Jack Butler) was born. See more »

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When Willie catches Frances sneaking out of their hotel he has money in his hands. His hands are empty before he goes to his bag to get money to give to Frances. See more »

Quotes

Eugene Martone: What are you doing?
Willie Brown: I'm changin' my tie, and I could use some help.
Eugene Martone: [hastily changing Willie's tie] I oughtta choke ya.
Willie Brown: [brandishing his fist] You do and you get knocked on your ass.
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WILLIE BROWN BLUES
Performed by Joe Seneca, John 'Juke' Logan (harmonica), The Wonders and Ry Cooder (guitar)
Written by Joe Seneca and Ry Cooder
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Slow moving rocket of a movie
24 August 2000 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This movie starts slow and begins moving quickly as we see an outstanding modern version of faust (more like the Devil went down to Georgia). The end is a spectacular show down between Ralph Machio on a classic guitar vs. A rock & roll demon.


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