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Six-String Samurai (1998)

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In the post-apocalyptic world of 1960s Nevada, a rock 'n' roll samurai takes a young boy under his protection.

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Bowler #2 / Campfire Cast: Other Actor (#76)
Richard McGuire ...
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Car Guy (as Zuma Jay)
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A mysterious and powerful hero of the classic kind, Buddy is as skilled with his guitar as he is with his samurai sword. Thrown together with a kid whom he saves in a spectacular battle, the two of them must now escape their enemies and reach "Lost Vegas," the rock 'n' roll capital of this future world. Written by <Rama@manga.com>

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rock 'n' roll | sword | boy | orphan | guitar | See more »

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Rated PG-13 for martial arts and swordfight violence | See all certifications »
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Box Office

Budget:

$2,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$36,896 (USA) (18 September 1998)

Gross:

$124,494 (USA) (22 January 1999)
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Trivia

Buddy is implied to be the rock n' roll legend Buddy Holly (Due to his physical similarities and musical ability). See more »

Goofs

The guitar being used by Buddy throughout the film is referred to as a "1957 Six String Hollowbody". The guitar is actually a 1965-1966 Martin GT Series Hollowbody guitar. See more »

Quotes

Head Pin Pal: Nice tuxedo. Nice tuxedo to die in!
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Why do I like it?
7 April 1999 | by (Fresno, California) – See all my reviews

This movie has so many faults. But why do I love it so much? First off the position of the bad guys is never really explained. I mean who exactly are the windmill people? What makes Buddy flip around when the kid cries? (Amen to the reviewer who mentioned the kid's psychotic episode inducing moan) Just what exactly happened at the end? The music is great but at certain times does not feel fitting for the situation. Buddy repeats the same lines over and over as if that will make them cooler. (ex. Float away little butterfly, swell, etc.)

However, there is so much to love. The instant Falcon appeared on the screen as Buddy, the kung fu rocker, I was amazed. I kept thinking to myself, "dang, this guy is awesome". The scenery and photography is gorgeous. As to a comment about erotic photography I did notice that there was a similar scene. Buddy and the kid are standing on opposite sand dunes. It looks like a pair of boobs to me, but that's just me.

As for the guy that complains that Death was given a wussy guitar, that seems to be the point to me. Heavy Metal is contrasted with Rockabilly and Surf Guitar. The director obviously prefers the latter, and so do I.

The dubbed voices are cheesy, but that doesn't make it any less cool. I loved the too short segment involving the "windmill god" himself. But what was with that kid who kept saying, "Tag! You're It!" To get all the nuances of the film you probably have to be an anime, hong kong, mad max, Sergio Leone junkie. I liked the fact that the movie was bloodless. It helps to keep the fun factor high.

This movie is just what the world needs. Meteor destroying the Earth, bah! A pale remake of a giant rampaging lizard, forget it. Take a trip back to the fifties when rock was revolutionary.


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