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Crossroads (1986)

 -  Drama | Music | Mystery  -  14 March 1986 (USA)
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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 ...
Scratch
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Jack Butler
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Lloyd
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Bartender
John Hancock ...
Sheriff Tilford
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Dr. Santis
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Beautiful Girl / Dancer
Al Fann ...
Pawnbroker
Wally Taylor ...
O.Z
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Tex Donaldson ...
John McGraw
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Storyline

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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guitar | song | mississippi | legend | journey | See more »

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Where second best never gets a second chance. See more »


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14 March 1986 (USA)  »

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A Encruzilhada  »

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$5,839,031 (USA)
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"Eugene's Trick Bag", the updated classical piece at the climax of the film, is largely based on Niccolo Paganini's Caprice #5. Paganini, as the pervading myth has it, sold his soul to the devil for his musical skills. Steve Vai, as 'Jack Butler', replicates Paganini's legendary rolling eyes, long unkempt hair and gaunt stature. See more »

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When Willie and Eugene are buying the Telecaster in the pawn shop, they saw off a piece of metal tubing to make Eugene a "bottleneck" to play guitar with. But later in close-up, he is using an actual glass bottleneck. See more »

Quotes

Eugene Martone: I'm a blues man!
Willie Brown: Blues man shit.
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MAINTENANCE MAN
Performed by The Wonders
Written by John Price and Frank Frost
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Slow moving rocket of a movie
24 August 2000 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This movie starts slow and begins moving quickly as we see an outstanding modern version of faust (more like the Devil went down to Georgia). The end is a spectacular show down between Ralph Machio on a classic guitar vs. A rock & roll demon.


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