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>
Where second best never gets a second chance.
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Did You Know?
Arlen Roth was Ralph Macchio
's guitar tutor for the film and played many of his pieces. According to Roth on his website, the final duel was arranged from parts played by him, Steve Vai
, Ry Cooder
, and Bill Kanengiser
, who did the classical playing throughout the film. Due to a contract dispute, Roth wasn't credited in the movie. See more
At the end, when Eugene walks up to the stage for the guitar duel, the Nike sneakers he has worn throughout the film sound like hard-soled shoes on the wooden floor. 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!
Performed by Terry Evans
and Ry Cooder
Written by Robert Johnson See more