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?
The Fender Telecaster Ralph Macchio
carries along his hobo trek in the second half of the film is a 1970s CBS Fender with block lettering on the headstock. Very realistic for the film because not only were they affordable and easy to acquire (in the 1980s, that is), their heavy polyurethane finish made them near impervious to the tests of the road, as seen when Macchio and Seneca are walking through the rain, sleeping in barns, abandoned shacks and the outdoors. You could take a CBS Telecaster covered with snow, plug it in and it would play perfectly. 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
Blind Dog and Lightning Boy? Who the hell are you guys supposed to be?
*I'm* the bluesman, he's from Long Island!
"HEAD CUTTIN' DUEL"
Written and Performed by Steve Vai
and Ry Cooder See more