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?
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. They were affordable and easy to acquire in the 1980s, and their heavy polyurethane finish made them near impervious to the tests of the road. Macchio and Seneca are walking through the rain, sleeping in barns, abandoned shacks and the outdoors. If a CBS Telecaster covered with snow was plugged in, it would play perfectly. See more
When Eugene duels with Steve Vai
, the audience applauds his guitar skills in the background, without making a sound. See more
They find out I can walk, they take away my Pontiac!
WILLIE BROWN BLUES
Performed by Joe Seneca
, John 'Juke' Logan
(harmonica), The Wonders and Ry Cooder
Written by Joe Seneca
and Ry Cooder See more