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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Did You Know?
The script was an original by John Fusco
, who had long been interested in blues music. He worked as a blues singer and musician but been warned to rest his vocals by a doctor. In 1981 his girlfriend, who was working at a rest home, told him that an old black man with a harmonica had been admitted. Fusco went to visit him and on the way dreamt up a story about what would happen if the player was a legendary blues player. This gave him the idea for the story. See more
When the bartender in Crupp's bar pulls a shotgun to break up the fight, he racks the pump. The gun is a double barrel over-under shotgun that opens up at the back, not a pump-action shotgun. It would not make a pumping sound. See more
You know Willie, I came down here to learn a lost song, not to get slapped in the face by an 80-year-old man! I find out I gotta become "King of the Hobos" I can go broke...
[interrupting him angrily
I'm sorry your life turned out so 'HARD', Eugene! But I got my own business to tend to down here, and I don't mean for you to slow me down.
Business? What business?
Personal business. And given your attitude, you got no reason to know what.
My attitude? What the hell's the matter with MY attitude, ...
HEAD CUTTIN' DUEL
Written and Performed by Steve Vai
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