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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Bartender
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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 filmmakers shot sad and happy endings and both were tested with audiences; the happy ending was chosen. The unhappy ending had Willie Brown dying. See more »

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When Willie and Eugene first hitch a ride with Frances, they get into a big rusty 4-door sedan. Later when they are in Mississippi and get a ride from the boarding house, they are picked up in the same car. See more »

Quotes

Eugene Martone: What are you doing?
Willie Brown: I'm changin' my tie, and I could use some help.
Eugene Martone: [hastily changing Willie's tie] I oughtta choke ya.
Willie Brown: [brandishing his fist] You do and you get knocked on your ass.
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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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