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(1986)

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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>
  • Eugene Martone, the "Lightening Boy", is a lover of blues. He studies guitar in Julliard, but he indeed is looking for the thirtieth unknown song of Roberto Johnson. One day, he meets Willie Brown, the "Blind Dog" in an old folk's home and is convinced that he possess the lost song. Eugene helps Willie to escape the asylum and goes with him to Mississippi. They can just afford a bus ticket from New York to half way to Mississippi, so the rest of their journey is hitchhiking. In the way, they meet Frances, a girl who left home and wishes to be a dancer in Los Angeles. They three together pass through many strange adventures and situations, and the climax is the guitar duel between Eugene and Jack Butler.

    - Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • 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.

    - Written by Mark Corning (warheroking300@aol.com)

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