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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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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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Rated PG-13 for martial arts and swordfight violence | See all certifications »
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Budget:

$2,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

$124,494 (USA) (22 January 1999)
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Buddy is implied to be the rock n' roll legend Buddy Holly (Due to his physical similarities and musical ability). See more »

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When the Ritchie Valens character charges Buddy his shoes fall off very obviously, but they are suddenly back on his feet in the very next shot. See more »

Quotes

On-screen text at beginning: In 1957, the bomb dropped, and the Russians took over what was America. The last bastion of freedom became a place called Lost Vegas, and Elvis was crowned King. After forty rockin' years, The King is dead. Every guitar picking, sword swinging opportunist, including Death himself, hears the call echoing across the wastelands... Vegas needs a new King.
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8 February 1999 | by (Ithaca, NY) – See all my reviews

This movie is a wonderful experience - the cinematography is stunning, the fights exquisite and the music perfect. One of the most enjoyable theatrical experiences of all time; I'd recommend it to anyone with an open mind about movies.


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