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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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Paul Szopa ...
Bowler #3 / Campfire Cast: Other Actor (#77)
Jefferson Wagner ...
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Storyline

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 | guitar | boy | orphan | See more »

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Vegas Needs A New King See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for martial arts and swordfight violence | See all certifications »
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18 September 1998 (USA)  »

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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

Filmed only on weekends, since Justin McGuire still had to go to school during production. See more »

Goofs

The hole that Death's archers put in Buddy's guitar shows up earlier in the film as Buddy and the kid are rolling off of the motorcycle. See more »

Quotes

Russian General: I do not like rock-and-roll music. This is too loud! I like folk music, soft, nice music, huh? Polka, waltz, anything!
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One of the "Red Elivises", Zhenya Kolykhanov, is miscredited as Zhenga Kolykhanov See more »

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...if you like rock-a-billie and love a campy adventure in which the theme is set around who will be the next king after Elvis, you'll love this bizarre piece of comic book fiction brought to life.
12 February 2002 | by (North Texas) – See all my reviews

...if you like rock-a-billie and love a campy adventure in a post-apocalyptic world were Elvis, the KING, has just died and there's a guitar-strumming race across the desert to Las Vegas to see who will be the next King crowned - you'll love this bizarre piece of comic book fiction brought to life. Our hero & his sidekick are chased across the desert by Death(a cross between Tom Petty & Slash) and his archer henchmen. Our Hero slashes his way through one unbelievable fight scene after another. Falcon is truly amazing. The fight choreography alone is reason enough to watch this peculiar piece of cinema. The climax is a duel between our Hero(Rock-n-Roll) and Death(Heavy Metal). Who becomes the King? Watch it & love it.


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