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>
'The Kid' keeps the legend alive....
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Did You Know?
Arlen Roth was Macchio's guitar tutor for the film and played many of his pieces in the movie. According to Roth on his site, arlenroth.com, the final duel was arranged from parts played by himself, Vai, Cooder and Bill Kanegiser, who did the classical playing throughout the film. Roth wasn't credited for his work on the movie, due to a contractual disagreement. See more
When Eugene is walking up to the stage for the guitar duel at the end, we hear the sound of hard-soled shoes on the wooden floor. But in wide shots we see that he is wearing the same Nike tennis shoes that he's had on for the whole movie. See more
Why do you want to know about all that stuff?
I'm a blues man.
A blues man?
Where you from, boy?
Well, I was born in Long Island.
Oh, Long Island aww shit, this is rich! Long Island: the famous 'breeding ground' for blues men!
[laughing almost hysterically
Referenced in O Brother, Where Art Thou?
EUGENE'S TRICK BAG
Written and Performed by Steve Vai
Reprise of Turkish March arranged by Bill Kanengiser
(as William Kanengiser) See more