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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Sheriff Tilford
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Dr. Santis
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Tom Donaldson ...
John McGraw (as Tex Donaldson)
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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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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 »

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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 »

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Eugene Martone: 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...
Willie Brown: [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.
Eugene Martone: Business? What business?
Willie Brown: Personal business. And given your attitude, you got no reason to know what.
Eugene Martone: My attitude? What the hell's the matter with MY attitude, ...
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HEAD CUTTIN' DUEL
Written and Performed by Steve Vai and Ry Cooder
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My Favorite Movie of all time
18 January 2004 | by (Hesperia, Michigan) – See all my reviews

I have watched this movie no less than 20 times which is rare for me as I generally don't watch a movie more than 2 or 3 times and that's if I really, really, like it. Everyone in this movie did a fantastic job in my humble opinion.


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