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Writer:
John Fusco (written by)
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Release Date:
14 March 1986 (USA) See more »
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Tagline:
'The Kid' keeps the legend alive.... See more »
Plot:
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. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Awards:
1 win See more »
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Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Ralph Macchio ... Eugene Martone

Joe Seneca ... Willie Brown

Jami Gertz ... Frances

Joe Morton ... Scratch's Assistant
Robert Judd ... Scratch

Steve Vai ... Jack Butler

Dennis Lipscomb ... Lloyd

Harry Carey Jr. ... Bartender

John Hancock ... Sheriff Tilford

Allan Arbus ... Dr. Santis

Gretchen Palmer ... Beautiful Girl / Dancer

Al Fann ... Pawnbroker
Wally Taylor ... O.Z

Tim Russ ... Robert Johnson
Tom Donaldson ... John McGraw (as Tex Donaldson)

Guy Killum ... Willie at 17

Akosua Busia ... Woman at Boardinghouse
Edward Walsh ... Harley Tethune

Allan Graf ... Alvin
Royce Wallace ... Hotel Proprietress
J.W. Smith ... Man at Auto Wrecking Yard

Diana Bellamy ... Hospital Supervisor
Johnny M. Reyes ... Orderly

Karen Huie ... Nurse #1
Robin Townsend ... Nurse #2
Jeanne Kiely ... Nurse #3
Winifred Freedman ... Nurse #4
Dolores Aguanno ... Nurse #5
Debra Laws ... Nurse #6

Diane Robin ... Nurse #7
Leslie Morris ... Bus Station Clerk
Gloria Delaney ... Jookhouse Woman #1

Jo Marie Payton ... Jookhouse Woman #2 (as Jo Marie Payton-France)

Angela Robinson Witherspoon ... Jookhouse Woman #3 (as Angela Robinson)
Deborra Hampton ... Jookhouse Woman #4
Le Van Hawkins ... Jookhouse Man #1
Jason Ross ... Jookhouse Man #2
Natasha Peacock ... Young Girl at Crossroads
Agnes Narciso ... Miss Narciso
Frank Frost ... Jookhouse Musician (Harmonica / Vocalist)
John Price ... Jookhouse Musician (Drums)
Otis Taylor ... Jookhouse Musician (Lead Guitar)
Richard 'Shubby' Holmes ... Jookhouse Musician (Bass Guitar)
Terry L. Evans ... Jookhouse Musician (Keyboard)
Bobby A. King ... Guitar Duel Sequence Singer #1
Sam King ... Guitar Duel Sequence Singer #2
Arnold McCuller ... Guitar Duel Sequence Singer #3
Willie J. Greene Jr. ... Guitar Duel Sequence Singer #4
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Marina Anderson ... Barfly (uncredited)

John Otrin ... Paramedic (uncredited)
Cal Wilson ... Jookhouse Man #3 (uncredited)

Directed by
Walter Hill 
 
Writing credits
John Fusco (written by)

Produced by
Mark Carliner .... producer
Mae Woods .... associate producer
Tim Zinnemann .... executive producer
 
Original Music by
Ry Cooder 
 
Cinematography by
John Bailey 
 
Film Editing by
Freeman A. Davies  (as Freeman Davies)
 
Casting by
Judith Holstra 
Marcia Ross 
 
Production Design by
Jack T. Collis 
 
Art Direction by
Albert Heschong 
 
Set Decoration by
Marvin March 
 
Makeup Department
Michael Germain .... makeup artist
Dagmar Loesch .... hair stylist
 
Production Management
Raymond Hartwick .... unit production manager (as Ray Hartwick)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Chris Soldo .... first assistant director
Barry K. Thomas .... dga trainee
Robert Yannetti .... second assistant director (as Bob Yannetti)
 
Art Department
Sam Brinson .... labor foreman
Robert L. Clark .... paint foreman (as Robert Clark)
Dennis DeWaay .... construction coordinator (as Dennis DeWay)
Steve Fegley .... construction foreman (as Steven E. Fegley)
Paul Myerberg .... lead man
Terry Nagel .... construction foreman
Nancy Patton .... set designer
Lawrence Ross Shepard .... construction gang boss (as Larry Shephard)
James E. Tocci .... set designer
Rick Young .... property master
Edward Zingelewicz .... stand-by painter (as Edward Louis Zingelewicz)
 
Sound Department
Andy Aaron .... sound effects recordist
Randle Akerson .... sound editor
James Cavarretta .... sound recordist
Anna R. Delanzo .... cable person
John P. Fasal .... special sound effects
Carl Fischer .... boom operator
Richard Bryce Goodman .... production sound mixer
Maggie Greenwood .... assistant sound editor
Mike Haney .... sound recordist
Rick Kline .... re-recording mixer
Bonnie Koehler .... supervising sound editor
Janet Fiona Mason .... assistant sound editor (as Janet Mason)
Donald O. Mitchell .... re-recording mixer
Kevin O'Connell .... re-recording mixer
Beth Sterner .... sound editor
David E. Stone .... sound editor
Gary Wright .... foley editor
Avram D. Gold .... adr editor (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
Lawrence J. Cavanaugh .... special effects coordinator (as Larry Cavanaugh)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Lou Barlia .... camera operator (as Louis Barlia)
Frederick Hamm .... second assistant camera
Dustin A. Huber .... best boy electric
Al LaVerde .... key grip
Ronald W. McLeish .... chief lighting technician
Richard A. Mention III .... first assistant camera
Ron Phillips .... still photographer
John Powers .... grip
George R. Schrader .... dolly grip
Ty Suehiro .... best boy grip
Gary A. Theard .... playback operator
Stephen Vaughan .... still photographer
Edmond Wright .... grip
Michael Hofstein .... additional camera operator (uncredited)
Ann Lukacs .... first assistant camera (uncredited)
Richard Walden .... additional camera operator (uncredited)
 
Casting Department
Barbara Harris .... voice casting
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Dan Moore .... costumer: men
Barbara Siebert .... costumer: women (as Barbara Siebert-Bolticoff)
 
Editorial Department
Donah Bassett .... negative cutter
Carmel Davies .... assistant film editor
Robert Hernandez .... assistant film editor
Robert Raring .... color timer
Yôko Seto .... assistant film editor
 
Location Management
Eric Schwab .... location manager
 
Music Department
Martin J. Bram .... music editor
Scott Grusin .... music editor
Mark Ettel .... score engineer (uncredited)
Bill Kanengiser .... musician: guitar double (uncredited)
Jim Keltner .... musician: drums (uncredited)
Arlen Roth .... musician: guitar (uncredited)
 
Transportation Department
Dan Anglin .... transportation coordinator
Ron Riner .... transportation captain
Billy G. Arter .... transportation coordinator (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Sheila Barnes .... production associate
Hilary Clark .... unit publicist
Jan Kemper .... script supervisor
Shari Leibowitz .... production office coordinator
Mary Meacham .... title designer
Marie Pastor .... production associate
Ken Ryan .... production auditor
Stan Rodarte .... stand-in: Ralph Macchio (uncredited)
 
Crew verified as complete


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Runtime:
99 min
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Black and White (partial) | Color (Technicolor)
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
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 »
Goofs:
Audio/visual unsynchronized: 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 »
Quotes:
Scratch's Assistant:Ain't got no chance Blind Dog. You SOLD your soul. You goin' down, all the way down. Hell hounds on your trail, boy, hell hounds on your trail.See more »
Movie Connections:
Soundtrack:
Hush (Somebody's Calling My Name)See more »

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My Favorite Movie of all time, 18 January 2004
Author: Pat (patjennings52@yahoo.com) from Hesperia, Michigan

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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